How to stay safe while travelling
Whether it’s a business trip or finally having that holiday we dreamt about while in lockdown, there is nothing more frightening than the modern nightmare of catching something away from home. Nothing is worth the risk of being alone and in quarantine in a foreign country, dependent on a foreign healthcare system and feeling completely helpless.
As the world is slowly re-thinking travel again and getting ready to travel under the strict new safety measures that countries and airlines are imposing, it’s time to see if there’s anything else we can do to make sure we’re truly protected -- and to avoid worse-case scenarios that are likely to affect many in the foreseeable future.
The New Normal
Airlines and airports are taking every imaginable precaution possible to make travel as safe as possible. From massive disinfection of public spaces and surfaces to minimizing contact between staff and passengers; from checking everyone’s temperature to on-site PCR testing; from handing out sanitation kits to each passenger and ensuring passengers wear masks from the moment they enter the airport all the way to their destination, their efforts are truly remarkable.
The Protection Gap
But even with all of these precautionary measures, there is still a sense out there that we remain vulnerable. For starters, we never know next to who we might be seated. That’s always a problem when travelling, but these days it’s even more frightening as they may feel they don’t want to wear their mask, or if it just slips off while they’re snoozing next to you.
Also, the entire mechanism of checking temperature upon boarding leaves much room for error as viruses have a few days of incubation -- meaning someone might present clear symptoms while in fact being already contagious. This all leaves us vulnerable, even when doing everything right in terms of observing safety measures.
The Last Mile of Personal Protection
Taffix fills that gap in our personal protection. The 5-hour nasal spray blocks up to 97% of airborne viruses, including proven effectiveness against the current virus, the common flu and a number of other airborne respiratory viruses. It is not an alternative to the aforementioned safety measures, but it does provide the perfect complement in our need for complete protection when used as part of the new travel routine.
When to Use
Taffix is best used a few minutes prior to entering the airport as it is activated within 50 seconds from the moment of use and is effective for up to 5 hours. It can be used up to 3 times a day, providing protection throughout the entire journey.
How it Works
Taffix has a proprietary action mechanism creating a hostile microenvironment in the nose. The spray creates an ultra-thin gel barrier in the nasal cavity that lowers the nose’s pH to 3.5 where many airborne viruses can’t survive. The gel, unlike a liquid solution which would evaporate after a few minutes, lasts up to 5 hours. These 2 factors are the secret behind Taffix’s clinical effectiveness.
Airplanes, like trains and buses, use a central air system that create an ideal breeding ground for viruses. That’s the reason it’s so common to catch something after a long flight. It’s enough for just one person to be infected for a whole lot of passengers to come down with something. Until now, this was usually the flu, and we could always expect feeling a bit off for a few days after travelling.
With Taffix as part of your travel routine, you are giving yourself an extra layer of priceless personal protection, something we can all agree is now more important than ever, not just for ourselves, but in the collective fight against the global pandemic.
Taffix does not replace use of masks and all other measures recommended by health authorities