With the onset of the pandemic, life has taken an unforeseen turn. Having said that, we are living in a different world altogether. So there are a few things you should know about. So read on to know some mandatory rules you should follow. Moreover, where we stand with the facts and figures of today.
What is the coronavirus?
A year back, a deadly virus took over the world. The scientists called it the coronavirus. Another name for this virus is Covid 19. SARS- CoV2 is the bacterium that causes the coronavirus. Furthermore, the symptoms of this disease are similar to the flu. News channels and articles started reporting the earlier cases in Wuhan, China. Slowly and steadily, this virus spread its roots across all countries. Since then, countries have announced emergency lockdowns. People have been working from home. Additionally, offices and schools declared work from home. The first case in the USA was in Seattle, Washington.
Doctors at the beginning of the pandemic mentioned how the virus affects the lungs of the affected. One can find the bacterium in the respiratory droplets for multiple hours. Hence, the easiest way to cure without spreading it is to be in isolation. Countries created multiple quarantine locations to admit patients. This was a quick wave of terror, but the countries are trying their best to get out of this situation.
How many people are currently affected?
Unfortunately, America ranks number 1 worldwide. The most affected areas are in the USA. There have been 114 million cases worldwide. In addition to that, 28.6 million cases are from the States. The number is growing. However, there is also a steady growth in the number of people that have recovered. It is a battle, but soon we will be reading news about reducing numbers.
What are the symptoms of this virus?
The flu and coronavirus have the same symptoms. The symptoms usually start occurring within 2- 14 days. Common symptoms include fever, cough, cold. Moreover, the person can feel breathless along with muscle and body pain. Patients also complained about headaches and loss of taste and smell. Lastly, there are symptoms of sore throat and nausea. If you feel any of the above-mentioned symptoms, immediately contact medical services and get tested.
How can one prevent the virus?
The governments have mentioned multiple ways one can prevent the virus. Firstly, mask up. This is one of the most effective methods to prevent yourself from coming in contact with an affected person. Secondly, every time you come home, wash your hands, form the elbow down. You should use soap and water thoroughly. Scientists usually say 20 seconds of washing hands can help get rid of the virus. Thirdly, always keep a hand sanitizer handy. You should keep one in your bag. And once in the car. So every time you go to a public place you can use your sanitizer to stay clean. But, make sure your sanitizer has more than 60% alcohol in it. That is the most effective. Lastly, do not touch your eyes or your face without thoroughly washing your hands.
Is there a preventive?
Yes, currently many laboratories are working on vaccinations for this virus. But, the US has already started distributing it to the public. The people in the medical services have already been administered with the injection. 72.8 million people in the States have taken the injection. They also get a report and a certificate. 240 million people in the world have taken this precaution. Moving on, doctors say, we would have to take the vaccination like we take the flu shots.
In conclusion, these are some of the new norms we need to get used to. Furthermore, if we take all the precautions we can keep our loved ones and ourselves safe. So with this article, take some tips and take care. Mask up America. It is about time.