The typical flu season can last anywhere from four to five months. And now the highly contagious coronavirus is not only prompting governments to take drastic measures to ensure that the spread is contained, but also making people worried that they might be the next victim.

With the world grinding to a halt becuase of the virus, it’s easy to get caught up in the hysterics surrounding the pandemic. With grocery stores running out of supplies and people hoarding hand sanitizers everywhere during these tough times, it might be a wise move to be prepared and stock your own cold and flu survival kit.

Pharmacist and author Sherry Torkos recommends this checklist for a well-stocked cold and flu kit. Hint: store the smaller items in one clear plastic container. That way, you won’t have to search through cabinets and cupboards for relief when you’d rather just crawl into bed.  

Sherry Torkos is a pharmacist, author, and certified fitness instructor.  She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science in 1992 and practices holistic pharmacy in the Niagara region of Ontario. As a leading health expert, she has delivered hundreds of lectures to medical professionals and the public. She is frequently interviewed on radio and TV talk shows throughout North America and abroad. Sherry has authored 14 books, including Saving Women’s Hearts, The Canadian Encyclopedia for Natural Medicine, The Glycemic Index Made Simple, Winning at Weight Loss and Breaking the Age Barrier.

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