The retired American astronaut Peggy Witson, who spent 665 days on the ISS, called away to transfer self-isolation. Her words were published by the news portal CBS News.
Witson said NASA has been training cosmonauts to be in the company of the same people for a long period. “The training program includes teamwork with cohabitation. It is important to understand that the goal of the team is above all. COVID-19’s disease also set an important goal for us – to save lives while in quarantine, ”she said. The American stressed that it would be easier to transfer self-isolation if you do not forget about this goal.
The astronaut advised establishing communication with people who were nearby in quarantine. She admitted that in space she was never bored. According to her, she set herself additional tasks, or simply enjoyed an amazing view through the porthole. Witson encouraged others to remember what they would like to do if they had more free time. “Maybe read a book? Write a poem or draw? ” She suggested.
Earlier, 81-year-old hermit Mauro Morandi, who had lived alone on the island of Budelli in Sardinia for more than 30 years, called an easy way to survive self-isolation due to coronavirus – not to be afraid to be alone with yourself and read books.