Coronavirus is a family of deadly infectious virus that is recently discovered, the disease caused by it is known as Coronavirus disease (COVID-19). This can cause severe illness in humans and a few animals too.
The disease caused by Coronavirus is named as COVID-19 by world health organization on 11th Feb 2020.
This deadly disease was identified first in Wuhan (China) on 31st December 2019 by Chinese ophthalmologist Li Wenliang and soon it was declared as Pandemic, as it frequently spread throughout the world.
WHAT IS IN IT FOR ME?
- How does Coronavirus spread?
- What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
- How to fight against COVID-19?
- What is the impact on the Economy?
- How fast is the virus spreading?
- What is the positive side of Coronavirus?
- FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS.
How does Coronavirus spread?
It is a contagious disease i.e. it can easily spread from human to human transmission.
That means if a person comes in contact with a Coronavirus patient, then he can catch COVID-19. It can further spread from an infected person’s cough, excretes, small droplets from the nose or mouth while deep exhaling or talking.
These virus droplets lands on other persons and objects which in turn is touched by another person, thus spreading the virus rapidly.
This is the reason why you should frequently wash hands, sanitize objects which are coming from outside, and only then use it.
People having travel history to other countries or states must independently self-quarantine themselves for at least 14 days in order to be on the safe side and prevent further spreading of the virus if he/she gets infected.
What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
The nature of symptoms tends to differ from people to people based on their age, residing country, lifestyle, etc.
However, it is a newly discovered disease and will certainly take time for the doctors to make an analysis of this, there are certain common symptoms due to COVID-19
- Dry Cough
- Shortness of breath
- Joint pains
- Sore throat
- Loss of smell
- Runny nose
These are few common symptoms, of coronavirus COVID-19 which takes around 5-14 days (sometimes even more) to show up from the time someone is infected.
However, there are also people who show no symptoms but they have been infected by the virus and due to lack of symptoms they unknowingly continue to rapidly spread the Virus among the large mass of people.
These people are known as Silent Virus Carrier.
Older people and those having other severe medical problems like diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, etc.
They are more likely to get majorly infected from COVID-19 and their recovery may be quite tough since they don’t have a strong immune system.
People having a strong immune system and those who are not so severely infected, mostly recovers quickly when kept in medical attention for a few days.
How to fight against COVID-19?
First of all, you need to stay home to prevent being infected from COVID-19 and also to save one’s as well as other’s life by not going out.
Second Keep, minimum 1-meter distance and have conversations if you are out for some reason.
Third, Wash hands often for 20 seconds after returning home from work or even if you are at home.
Fourth, Cover while coughing and wear mask whenever you are out.
Fifth, Do not touch eyes, nose or mouth often.
Sixth, call helpline if feeling unwell and having related symptoms of Corona virus.
Seventh, eat healthy food to boost up your immune system.
Eighth, sanitize all the products before using them.
Ninth, keep your mind strong then no disease can harm you the way your weak mind will do.
Tenth, think positively and to the brighter side of life and will surely win the battle against anything be it Coronavirus or any other problem or disease.
Depression is a common state of mind in such circumstances that is why is very important to have a positive strong mindset and thinking.
What is the impact on the Economy?
The UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) in the context of Coronavirus pandemic said, that it is greatly hampering Globalization in terms of:
Tourisms, international supply, and trade since nearly 100 countries have closed their national borders to prevent the spread of the virus.
Which tends to direct towards a shrink in the global economy by up to 1% in 2020.
How fast is the virus spreading?
The virus is spreading at an alarming rate.
December 31, 2019: Confirmed cases of pneumonia due to some strange ailment, in the Wuhan city of China, was reported to the WHO.
January 1,2020: Wuhan’s seafood wholesale market sealed.
- 5th Announced that it was not a SARS virus-like 2020, that caused an epidemic after it’s an outbreak in China.
- 7th Identification of the virus by China as 2019-NCOV.
- 11th The first death reported due to this deadly virus in Wuhan.
- 13th First case outside China in Thailand reported by WHO.
- 17th The second death reported.
- 23rd China announced a complete lockdown in Wuhan. Air and Rail too suspended.
- 31st Coronavirus Outbreak declared as an “international emergency” by the WHO.
During this gap of 2 deaths, Corona virus-infected cases reported from Japan and Thailand to almost all countries.
(US, Malaysia, Australia, Nepal, Taiwan, Vietnam, France, South Korea, etc.)
- March 7, 2020: After Coronavirus cases crossed the total number of 1lakh March 7th the number of cases and spread of the virus accelerated at an alarming rate. 1lakh
- 19th According to WHO it took 67 days to infect the first 1lakh people and only 12 days to infect more 1 lakh. So, by March 19, it crossed the 2lakh mark too.
- 23rd more1 Lakh people infected in just 4 days
- 24th within just 2 days, more 1lakh people got COVID-19 and total cases rose to 4lakh.
And with that the cases are rising all over the world in an unstoppable manner, taking away the lives of thousands of innocent people across the world.
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What is the positive side of Coronavirus?
Due to the prevailing lockdown, all the factories, transport systems are closed which in turn is good for the environment as there is less emission of harmful gases like carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, Nitrogen, etc.
Which are responsible for most of the air pollution, water pollution, and also sound pollution.
One can see clear water in the Yamuna river, beautiful pollution-free clear sky, and peace due to reduces pollution.
People who remain too busy for their office and other work-life can now spend time with loved ones.
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People were unable to do certain things they always wanted but didn’t have enough time.
But now they can fulfill their wishes in this lockdown, like painting, learning to cook or learn a new language.
Learnt the importance of cleanliness
People got to know and understand the importance of cleanliness. Now they are often washing their hands, sanitizing the products from outside, maintaining social distance.
Since people are now at home in complete lockdown, no malls, restaurants, or any kind of entertainment source are open.
We get a reality check that how they waste their time, energy, and money in or doing things that were completely unnecessary.
They will now value and understand the meaning of minimalism in life, and that there is happiness without many fancy things.
In this blog, I have shared some information about what is coronavirus pandemic in simple words its origin, how you can stay safe some safety measures.
How can you know if you are COVID-19 positive i.e. its symptoms, how fats this virus has spread over the last few months and answered some frequently asked questions. Moreover shared some positive impact of the outbreak of this virus on our lives.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS.
The WHO named the disease formed by Coronavirus as COVID-19 as ‘CO’ stands for Corona, ‘VI‘ for the virus, and ‘D’ for the disease. Since it’s has been discovered in 2019 it’s given ’19’. Thus, the name COVID-19 has been generated. However, earlier it was named as 2019 n-COV or 2019 Novel Coronavirus
It spreads through physical contact, cough, sneezes, touching the object that has already been touched by the infected person.
No, they can’t spread the virus since they have been tested negative for COVID-19, moreover, they didn’t develop any symptoms during that period of 14 days under Medical attention.
When people in an area get infected from COVID-19 including some people who have no idea how and from where they have been infected. This situation is known as Community Spread.
It is suggested to take every kind of precaution possible to prevent yourself from getting infected and wearing a mask is an important step among them. But make sure you wash the mask with Dettol or soap when you return home along with your hand (20 seconds).
Yes, you can wear a homemade mask. Mask made up pf cotton cloth is more preferable than others because of its good filtration capacity of dust particles.
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