Coronavirus is the word that perhaps every person on this planet heard at least once lately. For the past couple of months, this very word has been in the headlines of pretty much all the newspapers and magazines as well as has been a hot topic in media in general. At the same time, the information about this disease is quite often inaccurate, which makes many people panic with no valid reasons for that. So let us try to figure out what this disease actually is and how can you protect yourself against it.
What Is Coronavirus?
According to the World Health Organization, Coronavirus disease also known as COVID-19 is strain that first appeared at the end of 2019 in China and quickly spread all over the world. The virus has not been identified in humans before, it is believed that it has been transmitted first form animals to humans and now is transmitted between animals and humans through close contacts such as touches, kisses, hugs, etc. as well as through contacts with contaminated objects (usually hard surfaces).
The disease’s symptoms include fever, cough, breathing difficulties, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea, which makes it similar to common cold or flu. At the same time, COVID-19 is much more dangerous than a cold especially for the elderly people or those who have chronic illnesses that affect the immune system.
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Wash your hands frequently and carefully (at least 20 seconds) and use hand sanitizer;
Avoid touching your face and do it only after you carefully washed your hands;
If you feel sick, call your doctor immediately, delay in treatment may cause complications;
Avoid traveling abroad;
Avoid public places with many people;
Do not leave your home without valid necessities especially if you feel sick;
Follow the advice from your local authorities and do not break the quarantine rules if there are any;
Always cover your mouth and nose while coughing or sneezing.
However, the most important thing that you want to do is stop panicking. First of all, a whole bunch of toilet paper will not protect you from the virus. Secondly, panicking causes stress and stress reduces your immunity. Finally, coronavirus is not a deadly disease, its death rate is only 3% and if you are a young and healthy person it will not kill you. So follow the WHO’s recommendations and keep calm.
If the pandemic is already in your state or city, you might want to start wearing masks whenever you are in public, so here are some fancy ones that will make this period at least a little bit easier for you.
According to WHO, the death rate of COVID-19 is about 3%, which is rather low compared to other illnesses. So it is a deadly disease for the elderly people and people with damaged immune systems.
😷 How long is the incubation period?
It is believed that the incubation period is about 14 days, yet there is data that proves that in some cases it is up to 20 days.
😷 What are the common symptoms?
The symptoms are similar to cold or flu but they also may include nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.
😷 Is there a drug or vaccine against the virus?
No, unfortunately, there is no drug neither vaccine against coronavirus.
😷 Is it safe to receive packages from the regions where the virus is widely spread?
Yes, it is totally safe so do not get paranoid because of that.
Coronavirus is actually not as scary as many people think. So follow the WHO’s recommendations, wear fancy masks, and be safe! How do you protect yourself against the virus? Let us know in the comment section down below!
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