If you’ve been to a movie or show, you’ve probably seen a scene where a human being gets blown to bits, often with the aid of a prop or a gun.
It’s been a part of the entertainment industry since the mid-20th century, but the effects of a coronavirus pandemic have recently made the film and TV industries more vigilant.
Here’s how to avoid getting hit in the head by a falling body part.
Get the right body part The best way to avoid an accidental blow is to wear the right kind of mask.
This means not wearing a mask while you watch a film or a TV show, and using a hat or a scarf to cover the face, neck, or head.
This is especially important if you are going to a film, show, or concert, as it will help protect your health and make it more difficult to catch the virus.
If you’re not sure how to wear a mask, talk to your doctor.
It can help to have someone who can help you with the fit and the care of the mask.
Be careful about putting on a mask The masks worn by actors and performers are often designed to be flexible, so you should make sure they don’t fall off.
But if you do wear a body mask, make sure you keep your eyes shut and don’t breathe through your nose.
Wear a hat When you wear a hat, you should wear it close to your face, with the hat over your eyes, nose, mouth, and ears.
Be extra careful about where you place your hands in a movie theater The head of the table in a theater is generally at the front, and the actors stand directly in front of the stage, so don’t try to place your thumbs on the table to get a better view.
Wear goggles When you are at a movie, theater, or performance, wear a helmet with a small brim, or a face shield.
Be prepared to be rushed If you are in a car accident or are in the middle of an airport screening, be ready to get rushed.
Get a copy of the movie or TV show beforehand To avoid getting bitten by a bug in a scene, take a small piece of paper with a picture of a bug and write “This is NOT a virus” on it.
This should help prevent the bug from biting you.
If your doctor says you are allergic, get a doctor’s note When you get a tick bite or a cold, ask for a doctor to write “THIS IS NOT A VIRUS” on the tick or the cold.
Don’t eat while you are being bitten or chilled You can eat as little as two bites at a time, but don’t eat any more than one bite at a moment, as this can make you more susceptible to the virus and potentially increase your risk of getting infected.
Get medical advice if you have symptoms You should get medical advice from your doctor if you develop any symptoms of COID-19, including fever, coughing, sore throat, and muscle aches.
You should also get advice if: you feel sick, faint, or have a fever that is not related to the COID outbreak; or you are having trouble breathing or are feeling nauseous; or if you notice any of the following symptoms: red, swollen, or painful skin; or your skin is a little cold; or the temperature on your body is starting to rise.
You may need to take a short break from work, school, and other activities if you experience any of these symptoms, even if you think you’re immune.
If this doesn’t help, ask your doctor to give you another tick bite test to see if you need to see a doctor.