The COVID-19 or Coronavirus has become a global pandemic. While things like these have happened before, one is forced to think about all the advancements that have made. Healthcare and medical science have come such a long way and yet, something like this just shows up one day threatens to wipe us out.
It is truly amazing (and scary too) that such a small thing possesses the capability to throw an entire advanced and so-called intelligent species into disarray. With worldwide lockdowns and economies in shambles, nature (we hope it is nature) has its way of showing us who’s the boss.
But when you really think about it, it is relatively easy to give yourself the best kind of protection against this virus. Here’s our version of a few things that can be done to keep yourself safe.
First of all, #DoThe5.
Since we are talking about social distancing, here’s something you can try. Something from xBhp’s past which works as a means of social distancing without hurting the sense of camaraderie among motorcyclists; #DoTheX. Making an ‘X’ using our hands has been a call sign of sorts for xBhpians since 2002. So, next time you meet a motorcyclist, #DoTheX.
Disclaimer: All the photos that you are about to see are of our ‘social gatherings’ in the past. In light of the current situation pertaining to the Coronavirus, we’d advise you to stick to riding solo. We’d like to urge everyone to practice hygiene and stay safe.
And since we are stuck at home, we’ve been letting our hyperactive imagination run wild and here are a few things that we came up with.
A medically approved mask is a big tool in fighting #COVID19 or #CoronaVirus as it is popularly known. Our governments and other civic agencies have been reminding people again and again on the importance of using a mask to cover their face. Unfortunately, this has also led to a situation of panic buying of masks and there are also reports of black marketing of masks in the country!
Here are some pointers from WHO on the proper usage of a mask to fight the Corona Virus:
And while we are at it, we also thought what if these medical masks and also motorcycle helmets were as cool as the ones that we have in our collection at the xBhp Community HQ. Probably we would have more people wearing them, and also adopting proper do’s and dont’s of wearing a mask.
Let us also take this opportunity to thank all the riding gear manufacturers like Rynox Gears for keeping us, the motorcyclists, safe!
And finally, xBhp’s COVID-19 Taskforce