CORONAVIRUS: A GIANT PERIL TO THE SURVIVAL OF HUMANITY
Today the whole world is on the verge of lockdowns. Suddenly the pace of life is forced to halt for a while. Yes, we are talking about the none other menace than Coronavirus-the Global Pandemic which has led to a situation of crisis taking a toll of lives after lives and there seems no cure to it soon. Its prevalence can be gauged from the fact that the entire attention of the world is now focused on this matter, bypassing all previous existing problems.
You may have seen everyone urging “Do the Five”
- Wash your hand often or use a dry Hand Wash or Hand Cleaner or hand sanitizer while washing is not possible.
- Cough in the elbow.
- Avoid touching the face.
- Maintain distance from other people.
- Stay home if you feel sick. So, till the time we find some solution to it, Prevention is the only Key but before understanding the safety measures to be followed to prevent vulnerability, let's have a summarize look about what it really is.
A novel coronavirus was first reported by the authorities in a city named Wuhan (Capital of Hubei Province), China last December 2019. The novel virus is now named as the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and the disease it causes is named COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019). After China, it is now making the whole world its victim. Significantly, thousands of confirmed cases of the coronavirus disease have been reported worldwide each day and the numbers are still growing rapidly.
WHAT IS IT?
The coronavirus is a large family of pathogens. There are many coronaviruses that only infect animals, although some evolve in their animal hosts to infect humans. Most of them may cause mild illnesses like the common cold but a few can cause serious or even fatal infections. The type infections caused by coronaviruses in humans was first recognized in the 1960s. Since then, seven different types of human-infecting coronavirus have been identified, including the novel coronavirus also known as COVID-19.
HOW IT SPREADS?
It appears to spread from person to person through the inhalation of the respiratory droplets produced by coughing or sneezing of an infected person. Occasionally, it is transmitted to people when touching a surface contaminated by virus-containing droplets, furthermore, some people can extent the infection without showing symptoms.
SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS
COVID-19 may expose its signs and symptoms from 2 to 14 days after the contact and can cause cough, fever, shortness of breath or difficulty in breathing, due to its effects on respiratory functioning. Other symptoms may also include tiredness, aches, sore throat and runny nose. The severity of the sickness can range from very mild to severe. Some people may have no symptoms but many others especially who are older or have existing chronic medical conditions, such as diabetes, heart or lung disease, are at higher risk of serious illness. These severe cases can cause several serious illnesses like severe acute respiratory syndrome, pneumonia, kidney failure, and even death.
PREVENTIONS AND CONTROL
We have come across the most important point. Since there is no vaccination developed yet, although researchers are working hard to develop an effective vaccine for coronavirus disease to control the pandemics, we must follow all the necessary steps to protect ourselves from getting infected. The most effective steps are to prevent the coronavirus is the same as the google is urging. Let’s understand it along with a few other necessary precautions
Wash/Sanitize hand regularly and thoroughly: It is directed to wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
Get a bottle of dry hand wash: Use an alcohol-based or an effective natural dry Hand Wash, in case of non-availability of soaps or water.
Cough etiquette: Cover nose and mouth with tissue paper or hanky when sneezing and coughing, and throw the tissue in the dustbin. Use your elbow to cover cough in case if you don’t have a tissue paper
Avoid touching face: Avoid touching your face with dirty hands. Wash your face instead, if feeling discomfort.
Maintain distance from other peoples: Avoid crowded areas, do not come close contact with a person showing symptom of respiratory illness.
Stay home: The most effective way to prevent the infection is to stay at home. If you are not infected, stay home not to get the infection also if you are sick, stay home to see the symptoms and not to spread the infection
Consult your doctor: Consult your doctor if you have a fever, cough or possible contact with an infected patient.
Postpone your avoidable hospital visits: Avoid getting routine health checkups, also postpone healthcare institution visits for any other mild issues, which could be treated with routine medicines.
As we have learned that the spread of infection can be stopped by taking some important steps. Before it gets out of our hand and becomes a problem for the survival of mankind, we must take these necessary steps in time.
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Thus, Realize the severity, be a responsible citizen and human-being. A small step taken by you is enough to bring the change, only then together we can fight and overcome the tough times.