A typical flu season can last four to five months. Now, the highly contagious coronavirus is not only prompting governments to take drastic measures to ensure the spread is contained, but also making people worried that they may be the next victim.
With the world brought to a standstill by the virus, it is easy to fall into hysteria surrounding the pandemic. With grocery stores running out of supplies and people stockpiling hand sanitizer everywhere during these tough times, it might be wise to be prepared and stock up on your cold and flu survival kit.
Pharmacist and author Sherry Turcos recommends this checklist for a well-prepared set for colds and flu. Tip: Store small items in one clear plastic container. This way, you won’t have to rummage through closets and cupboards for comfort when you’d rather crawl into bed.
Sherry Turkus is a pharmacist, author, and certified fitness trainer. She received her Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science in 1992 and practices comprehensive pharmacy in the Niagara region of Ontario. As a leading health expert, she has given hundreds of lectures to medical professionals and the public. She is frequently interviewed on radio and television talk shows across North America and beyond. Sherry has authored 14 books, including Saving Women’s Hearts, The Canadian Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine, made the glycemic index simple, a weight loss win and breaking the age barrier.