Coronavirus Disease 2019: Things You Need to Know About Covid19 in Under 2 Minutes
The whole world is facing an emergency of epic proportions because of the Novel Corona Virus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. The current facet of human lives is no less than an emergency. COVID-19, or the most commonly known as Coronavirus has managed to spread beyond borders, threatening the existence of every human being.
At this critical time, we together must not take measures to prevent its further spread but also unite together and show solidarity to those affected by coronavirus. At TechnoSIP, our hearts go out to all those who have been directly or indirectly affected by coronavirus.
We kindly request to everyone out there who are healthy as well As hearty to take every possible measure to prevent further outbreaks.
TechnoSIP would also like to take a moment to extend our sincere gratitude to the US medical workers, researchers, health workers, as well as everyone out there who is dedicatedly helping the nation and citizens in such critical time.
It is estimated that about 3% of the adult US population is immunosuppressed, according to a 2013 National Health Interview Survey. Thousands more Americans are getting tested; the number of reported coronavirus cases has climbed to more than 13,000. At least 195 people have died.
Are you worried about what should you do or where to get the information? Though the internet has loads of information, but not all the source of information is legit. The key lies in identifying which one is the ideal piece and which one misleads users.
What Do You Need To Know About COVID-19?
A rapidly spreading virus, Coronavirus has caught the attention of all. The disease first appeared in the Wuhan city of China in December 2019. The virus is named as severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), and COVID-19 is the disease caused.
The novel coronavirus has infected as many as 14K people only in United States causing the death of thousands of them (seems like will continue to spread for a while.). Though the official number stands somewhere around 200K. We aren’t stating this to create a sense of panic but to make people aware of the situation so that better measures could be taken to stay safe.
Symptoms of Corona Virus
Earlier in 2019, when more than a decent number of people started getting infected by pneumonia, scientists researched the DNA of the same and identified it to be some kind of virus belonging to the family of coronaviruses.
Talking about the symptoms, there isn’t any certified or single symptom but a host of these to educate and prevent from this infection. Some of the common symptoms experienced by the fatalities of the COVID-19 includes:
- A Cough
- Sore Throat
- Shortness of Breath.
In general, the novel Coronavirus is a respiratory illness and subsides in those parts of the body that are related to the breathing system. So, the symptoms would be seen in the lungs, throat, and nose.
Myths Associated With Novel Corona Virus
With the disease spreading far and at distant locations, nearly every other person is talking about the same. Regulatory bodies have rolled up new rules and policies to deal with the virus better. Amidst all of this, there are people who take this opportunity to spread fake and false news creating havoc in the region.
Some of the common myths that follow the disease consist of:
Myth: Foods such as garlic, saline, and sesame oil prevent coronavirus infection.
Truth: There isn’t any consensus to prove the impact of the above products on the Coronavirus.
Myth: Alcohol-based sprays spread all over the body kills the virus.
Truth: Too much of the product would cause injury. However, no information is given on the same warding off the virus.
Myth: The virus is man-made.
Truth: It is noted that coronaviruses are zoonotic. Researchers are yet to locate the animal that caused the circulation.
Myth: People infected with that virus would die, sooner or later.
Truth: Health officials have issued advisories stating the death rate to be 3-4 percent.
Myth: Heat cures the disease.
Truth: Though some believe the impact of the virus to slow down as the temperature rises, it would be too soon to state anything officially.
What Should You Do?
Panicking isn’t the solution to deal with such a pandemic. It’s essential to remain vigilant and undertake the following measures to stay healthy and avoid the intrusion of the virus.
- Follow social distancing – maintain six feat distance while interacting with anyone
- Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds before eating, and after coughing, sneezing
- Practice healthy eating and sleeping habits to boost your immune system
- In case you don’t have a soap, use an alcohol-based sanitizer
- Avoid being in close contact with people who are sick
- Do not touch your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
- Disinfect places or surfaces that you touch frequently
- Prefer wearing a face mask when you in closed and crowded places
Above all, do not get driven by false pretenses, make smarter decisions, and stay at home as far as possible. As per the WHO, prevention is the one and only cure in Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak.
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