World against Pandemic (COVID -19)
“This is the way the world ends, not with a bang but a whimper” – T.S Eliot
Know Some Facts About Pandemic (Covid 19)
The COVID-19 pandemic has plunged the world into chaos. A world crisis has risen to save the people not only against the disease itself but also from the aftermath in which the whole humanity will be at the end of this pandemic. Impacting billons of live across the globe only a few countries in current position are able to shield themselves against this deadly virus. This virus has sparked emergency in almost every part of the world. Stock market value has declined by more than USD27 trillion.
Loss of economy during Pandemic Covid 19
UN predicts that the world economy will be in recession in FY’21 with an anticipated loss of trillions of dollars of global income. Oil prices have fallen to historic lows. Most governments are providing unprecedented economic relief programs by growing debt-capital and increasing liquidity deficits and keeping people on track until the pandemic subsides. At the time of writing, global deaths from the virus has passed around 1 lacks with more than 2 million confirmed cases and hundreds of thousands more have fallen ill. For millions of others who have not caught the disease, their entire way of life has changed by it.
Worldwide, flights have been cancelled or turning around as the aviation industry is on the verge of collapsing. Almost every country on the globe is on lockdown due to covid-19. All aimed at controlling the spread, and hopefully reducing the death toll. All these change has led to unexpected consequences, as industries, transport networks and businesses have closed down. Only an immediate threat like Covid-19 could have led to such a profound change so fast. This brought widespread job losses and threatened the livelihoods of millions as business struggle to cope with the restrictions being put around the world to control the virus.
Symptoms Of Pandemic Covid 19
Corona viruses are a large family of viruses that can cause illnesses ranging widely in severity. Its origin dates way back in 1930’s and the finding of these pathogens in human was recorded first in 1960 but this specific strain of COVID-19 is more identical to the SARS virus encountered by the world in 2003 and MERS CoV in 2012; responsible for the serious respiratory tract infections. As transmission of this virus is pretty much common in cattle and camels but from animals to human is rare so many researchers are speculating the strain is more likely to come from bats or pangolins.
It remains unclear exactly how the virus first spread to humans. Reports of the first COVID-19 cases started in December 2019 in Wuhan, a city in the Hubei province of China. Most of the international community is condemn China and UN for covering up and mishandling the whole situation which allowed the virus to spread throughout and creating a global pandemic.
Communist party of china is malign and is grossly irresponsible; they pressured the government to keep their borders open which results in the fast spread of this virus to other countries, while china pretends to be a responsible member of the international community, in reality they are doing much to undermine the rule of law and human rights.
The fatality rate is relatively low if you are below 60 with no deaths seen in children 9 and younger, it really climb up for elderly so they are really the one’s at highest risk.
Similarly the fatality rate for folks with hypertension, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, chronic respiratory disease and cancer is high relative to folks without any of these conditions. Although the Covid-19 pandemic is still ongoing the good news is that in China and South Korea the number of cases per day has dropped off largely due to the aggressive public health measures like Quarantine, aggressive testing, and ensuring hospitals have the right equipments and staffing. Based on the current data over 80% of the patients with Covid-19 have a mild infection and some people don’t even develop any symptom at all.
Others who developed symptoms which range from pretty mild fever, cough and which sometimes can lead to breathing problems and some serious issues like pneumonia. Severe lung damage can cause Acute Respiratory distress Syndrome which occurs when the lung inflammation is so severe that fluids builds up around and within the lungs the severe infection can cause septic shock which happens when the Blood pressure falls dramatically and the body’s organ are starved for oxygen.
This is the main cause of death for people with the infection. This is likely to occur in those over the age of 60, smokers and people with other medical conditions like heart disease. Usually the virus spreads when people cough or sneeze. Tiny droplets containing the virus are released these droplets can land on other person’s mouth, nose, or eyes which allows the virus to enter a new person.
To prevent or contain community transmission almost every country on the globe has enforced lockdown in their countries. Sporting events and other large gatherings have been postponed or cancelled. Once a person is infected symptoms develop about five days later.
This is called the Incubation period. Viruses are given a reproductive number or are not based on how quickly they spread and person to person transmission has been confirmed both in and outside China. Covid-19 spreads quite a bit more easily as compared to other flu viruses. If severe pulmonary is suspected. Chest CT should be done to help detect the presence of viral pneumonia or can do a quick flu test or viral panel to look for the alternative causes of the symptoms.
Treatment is focused on supportive care such as providing fluids, oxygen and ventilator support for really ill people. Unfortunately, there is no vaccine currently available to protect against Covid-19. So, the main goal is to avoid.
.Person-to-person transmission in areas with community transmission,
.Anyone with mild symptoms regardless of whether they have been diagnosed as having Covid-19
.Wear a mask and they should self Quarantine within their home, if those symptoms worsen. They should call their clinic or use telemedicine to talk to a clinician. For people with symptoms that live with other or even with pets. They should self Quarantine in a separate room and use separate bathroom. If possible and they should avoid sharing household items like bedding or eating utensils.
Finally anyone with symptoms including children and younger adults should not attend school, work or any other in-person gathering. Avoid travel and now the individuals that don’t have symptoms but are at higher risk. Like those over age 60 and people with chronic disease. The recommendation is that they also self quarantine to avoid the chance of getting sick and should stay home.
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Take Precautions During (COVID 19)
Corona viruses don’t usually spread over long distance in the air. It can get flung form one person to another. By tiny droplets of saliva when someone’s coughing or sneezing. In addition some strains of corona virus can survive on surfaces for over a day.
With that in mind if you are a healthy person living in a non outbreak area. The recommendation is to avoid travel to disease outbreak areas, generally. Stay away from crowded places and stay at least six feet or two metres away from anyone with symptoms. Wearing a mask is only effective only when used in combination with frequent hand-cleaning. Use soap or alcohol based hand rub. Avoid touching mask while using it & replace the mask with a new one as soon as it is damp. Do not reuse single use mask.
Cleaning and sterilizing frequently touched surfaces, like toilet seats, door handles, phones and keyboard is also a good idea as always careful hand-washing is the key and it should be done with soap or alcohol based hand Sanitizers and scrubbing for 20 seconds. Also avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth because it is the common entry point for viruses into the body.
Lastly, cooperate with your government, medical staff and the forces continuously working for you. Appreciate their actions taken for your betterment and safety. All basic information about (Covid-19), including symptoms, complications & how it is transmitted. Stay informed about Covid-19 through reputable sources such as national health ministry advisories, WHO and UNICEF. Be aware of fake information/ myths that are circulating around. Stay home and keep social distancing to prevent yourself from this deadly virus.