8 out of 10 Indian moms are very concerned about their immunity amidst the outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus, reveals Momspresso survey
- The findings revealed a growing concern amongst moms (86%) amidst the outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus
- While these moms are concerned about their overall health, a large proportion of them (70%) aren’t actively doing anything to boost their immunity
The Novel Coronavirus has wreaked havoc across the world, having recently been declared a pandemic by the WHO. While there is fear, confusion and panic, people around the world are trying to take the right precautions. To understand this better from the perspective of Indian moms, Momspresso.com, India’s largest user-generated content platform that allows women to express themselves through text, audio, and video across ten languages, recently surveyed over 500 moms across the country and the findings revealed that 86% of moms are very concerned about the Coronavirus. Given the fear of contracting the infection, 7/10 moms are avoiding public gatherings while 5/10 moms stated that they are avoiding travel. However, only 50% of moms are using masks as a precautionary measure.
Speaking on the survey and insights gathered, Mr. Vishal Gupta, Co-Founder & CEO Momspresso.com, said, “This survey reflected a very reassuring trend, that most mums are aware of precautions needed during a time like this when the coronavirus is spreading at a rapid pace and scale and many are implementing them in their daily lives. We know that Moms are always concerned about the health and wellbeing of their children as well as the rest of their family, ensuring they eat right, sleep well and engage in healthy habits. However, data from this survey has also shown that amidst this care for others in their life, they often tend to neglect their own health and wellbeing – probably without even realising it.”
He added, “It was disturbing to see that most mums do not take their health seriously, even when they start feeling unwell. They self medicate and only see a doctor when the symptoms worsen. No wonder only 1 in 10 moms describes her overall health as excellent. Through our survey, we want to encourage mothers to turn their attention to their own health and adopt healthier habits as a routine part of their lives, even when there isn’t a deadly virus going around.”
The survey also found that only 1 out of 10 moms describe their overall health as excellent. While 8 out of 10 moms are very concerned about their overall health, eating habits and immunity, almost 70% of moms don’t specifically do anything to boost their immunity. Additionally, 1 out of 5 moms stated that they don’t exercise even once a week. Moreover, 60% of moms don’t consult a doctor immediately upon feeling unwell, but instead wait for the symptoms to get worse before doing so. 6 out of 10 moms stated that they just take medicines that they have at home.