THE NEED OF THE HOUR "SURVIVAL" – COVID-19

THE NEED OF THE HOUR “SURVIVAL” – COVID-19

Hello everyone,

How is your quarantine days are going….?

Of course, you all are bored … am I right…?

Now, we all can easily realize the pain of all the species which we have captured either in our houses, zoos.

Just think about the condition of those species who are being tortured by us in some way or other, now we humans are bound to stay at home feeling depression, anxiety and panic situation.

This situation occurred all because of … THE NOVEL CORONAVIRUS.

COVID-19
CORONA VIRUS

It is of no surprise that the whole world is now facing the most critical condition in the history of mankind. It seems like what humans have done to the mother earth is very disastrous and now it’s time for the whole world to pay back.

COVID-19 is just a medium to threat humans. And that’s what I am going to talk about.

Information is the most powerful weapon in the fight for global health.

Now, you all will be thinking what is COVID-19…?

The term COVID-19 itself stands for CORONAVIRUS INFECTIOUS DISEASE – 2019.

Let’s know in more detail about the disease: –

However,

Coronaviruses were first found in humans in 1960s the virus causes flu and gastro intestinal problems.

The virus has protrusions on its surface.

This makes the virus looks like an emperor’s crown and hence the deadliest virus got its name Coronavirus.

The protrusions are made up of protein. The virus can also infect cattle, dogs , pigs, camel, birds and hedgehogs apart from humans. However, there is no proof still that COVID-19 spreads in these species except humans. But we have to be careful as we are not able to detect its seriousness of spread still.

Coronavirus are so named because of the crown like appearance of their virus particles when seen under an electron microscope. (corona means crown).

The new corona virus outbreak is linked to a market in WUHAN, CHINA which sold meat and living animals.

It is thought that it is originated in animals or we can say that it originated from bats.

The Wuhan outbreak bears similarity to the 2002-03 epidemics of SARS (Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus. (SARS-COV)

The SARS-COV outbreak, which started in South China, lasted for over nine months.

HUMAN CORONAVIRUS

In humans, corona virus is thought to cause a significant percentage of all common colds. Corona virus can also cause pneumonia and bronchitis.
The 2003 outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) is caused by a coronavirus, namely, (SARS-COV).

TYPES OF CORONAVIRUS: –

There are seven strains of the coronavirus documented till date: –

◉ Human coronavirus 229E (HCOV-229E)
◉ Human Coronavirus OC43 (HCOV-OC43)
◉ New haven coronavirus (HCOV-NL63)
◉ Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome- Related Coronavirus (SARS-COV)
◉ Human Coronavirus HKU1
◉ Middle East-Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-COV)
◉ THE NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (2019- nCOV)

NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (2019-NCOV)

The Novel Coronavirus is also known as the Wuhan Pneumonia or the Wuhan coronavirus. It is the vrirus that is responsible for the 2019-20 outbreak in the whole world which is now declared pandemic by the World Health Organization.

Why is the novel coronavirus a cause for concern?

The Novel Coronavirus has never been observed before, hence, there is no specific treatment for the disease. Current anti-viral treatments are also deemed ineffective at combating the illness. Therefore, present treatment is focused only on alleviating the symptoms of the disease.

Initially, the nCOv was thought to be a zoonotic disease, however, current findings suggest that the disease spreads from person to person. It is suspected to spread through the respiratory droplets (an infected person sneezing or coughing).

Also at the same time we are wondering about the coronavirus symptoms: –

▣  Dry Cough
▣  Shortness of breath
▣  Tiredness
▣  Fever
▣  Respiratory Distress

• Severe infection can lead to other life threatening conditions such as:-
 result of respiratory failure.
Respiratory Failure Due To COVID-19

▣  Pneumonia
▣  Kidney Failure
▣  Death usually occurs as a result of respiratory failure. 

Well, as the spread of COVID-19 continues various new words are being coined as a matter of safety or we can say that new words added to the dictionary in march 2020.

Because the COVID-19 Crisis has developed at such a rapid pace and some of the words and ideas related with the crisis are themselves new. And few such words are: –

▣  SOCIAL DISTANCING
▣  QUARANTINE
▣  ISOLATION
▣  LOCKDOWN

However, I am now going to discuss in details: –

• Important abbreviation: –

▣ SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome)
▣  MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome)
▣  CoV(Coronavirus)
However, these words are added with more technical designations SARS-COV, SARS COV-2, MERS-COV
▣  Covid-19 termed as “Novel ccoronavirus” nCOV.

In terms of medical abbreviations words coined: –

INDEX CASE

It is known as the first documented case of an infectious disease or genetically transmitted condition or mutation in a family, region or population.

INDEX PATIENT

It means an individual affected with the first known case of an infectious disease or genetically transmitted condition or mutation in a family, region or population.

PATIENT ZERO

Person who is identified as the first to become infected with an illness in an outbreak.

CONTACT TRACING

Identifying and monitoring individuals who may have had contact with an infectious person as a means of controlling the spread of communicable disease.

COMMUNITY SPREAD

Spread of a contagious disease to individual in a particular geographic location who have no known contacts with other infected individuals or who have not recently travelled to an area where the disease has any documented case.

SUPER SPREADING

Individuals who is highly contagious and capable of transmitting a communicable disease to an unusually large no. of uninfected individuals.

• WORDS COINED WITH RESPECT TO PREVENTION

SOCIAL DISTANCING

The practice of maintaining a greater than usual physical distance from other people or of avoiding direct contact with people or objects in public places during the outbreak of a contagious disease in order to minimize exposure and reduce the transmission of infection.

SELF- QUARANTINE

It means to stay away from any contact with other individuals for a period of time (such as two weeks) during the outbreak of a contagious disease usually be remaining in one’s home and limiting contact with family members.

ISOLATION

Isolation word denotes a hospital or word for patients with contagious or infectious disease like COVID-19.

LOCKDOWN

It is a state of isolation or restricted access instituted as a security measure.
Due to coronavirus outbreak many countries opt for lockdown as a security measure to stop the community spread. And also, to keep the situation under control.

As we can see many people are unaware about the consequences of COVID-19. And also, there is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
But yes, there is nothing in this world without a solution as scientists from many countries are trying their best to find vaccine. However, there is no such vaccine yet but still we can protect ourselves and help prevent the spread of the virus to others if we: –

DO’s

• Wash our hands regularly for 20 seconds in every 30 minutes with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rub.

• Use of alcohol-based sanitizer.

• Cover our nose and mouth with a disposable tissue or flexed elbow when we cough or sneeze.

• Avoid close contact (I meter or 3 feet) distance with people who are unwell.

• Look after your personal hygiene, take bath daily or after coming from any crowded places.

• Sanitize any kind of purchased items or groceries at first then use.

• Avoid going to any crowded places, family functions.

• Stay home and self-isolate from others in the household if you feel unwell.

• Last but not the least follow government guidelines issued by health ministry. As they are continuously trying their best about the consequences of pandemic.

DON’T

• Don’t touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean.

• Stop spreading fake news.

• Don’t believe on rumors.

• Say no to hand shake while meeting new people or attending any meetings.

CORONAVIRUS PREVENTION
COVID-19 PREVENTION

Well guys you all will be surprised to know that now after coronavirus outbreak whole world is following new way of saying hello in Indian style…

“NAMASTE IS THE NEW HELLO” …….

 

For more information about the spread across the nation and for helpline numbers 👉🏻 Click Here

 

FACTS and MYTHS related to CORONAVIRUS

It’s a sad reality but for the past few months, the world has been on high alert about coronavirus .

But in this pandemic we have to be very careful as we come across many myths related to this deadly virus.

◉ Is it safe to exchange a letter or packages from other countries….?

Yes, it is safe . People who are receiving the packages are not at the high risk of contracting the new virus (COVID-19).
From previous research, we find out that coronavirus do not survive longer on any objects, such as letter or packages.

◉Does coronavirus spreads from pets at home…?

We all know that worldwide there are approximately 28 lakhs people infected from the virus.
At present, researchers have not found any evidence that pets such as dogs or cats can be infected with the new coronavirus.
However, I would like to suggest people to wash their hands with soap and water after contact with pets. This also helps to protect you from any common infections.

◉ Coronavirus only affects older people, or all age groups…?

No, people of all age groups are at a high risk of getting the virus from an infant to an old man.
However, older people, and people with pre-existing medical conditions (such as asthma, diabetes, heart disease) appears to be most affected if they caught the virus and they have high mortality rate also in this group.
WHO advise people of all age to take steps to protect themselves from the virus. For this you can maintain your personal hygiene and also good respiratory condition.

◉ Can eating Turmeric, Ginger and Garlic protects us from the coronavirus?

The answer is no. Yes ofcourse these are a source of antioxidants and also helps us to recover from common flu but not in the case of COVID-19.
These are healthy food that may have some anti-microbal properties. So, there is no current evidence from the current outbreak that these have helped recovering from the new coronavirus.

◉ Coronavirus is same as Pneumonia and nothing to be worried as there is already a vaccine…?

No, COVID-19 is not same as Pneumonia as it has its own cure and a vaccine. Pneumonia is also a respiratory disease but COVID-19 is totally a new challenge for the world and it needs its own vaccine.
WHO says that scientists from all over the world are trying day and night to find the vaccine but still it seems to be long struggle.
Pneumonia vaccine is not going to help anyway.

◉ Can spraying chlorine and alcohol sanitizer will protect you from the virus….?

No, spraying chlorine and alcohol sanitizers will not kill the virus after it has entered your body.
Spraying such substances can be harmful to us as alcohol based sanitizers can cause severe burns after coming in contact with the fire.
So, be careful as their use is best limited as a disinfectant.

◉ Will drying your hands with a hand dryer help prevent the spread of coronavirus?

Hand dryers will not kill the virus, but it is still recommended to wash your hands after regular intervals and dry with paper, towel or a dryer.

◉ Is sneezing into your elbow still recommended…?

Yes, sneezing or coughing into your elbow, upper sleeve , or into a tissue is a good way to reduce the chance of spreading infections.

◉ Is it necessary to wear a mask if I am healthy or not around anyone infected…?

Not necessarily, masks should be worn by those who have the infection and respirators should be worn by those spending time around infected people as they are those people who are risking their lives at a high risk of getting the corona virus.

◉ Does respirators help protect you from infection…?

Seriously speaking wearing home made mask if of no use and it also does not guarantee your protection from the virus. But, using N95 or N99 respirator can protect you from 95% of very small particles in the air.

◉ Does the coronavirus dies in hotter temperature… ?

No such evidence proves that COVID-19 or Ncov dies in hotter weather. Structure of coronavirus is totally different.
Scientists says that various research from the past experience reveals that virus do end when came in contact from warm temperature but the case of coronavirus is totally different as it is spreading equally in hotter temperature.

All I can say that no facts and myths are going to save you from the new coronavirus unless you take precautions . so, stay safe, avoid close contact with people and maintain social distancing as much as you can.
As no vaccine is available and there is no surety of life till the vaccine is discovered.
“YOU STAY AT HOME AND LET THE VIRUS DIES OUT….”

Coronavirus
Covid-19
India World
+527 (24h)
158,613
Confirmed
0
+6 (24h)
4,540
Deaths
0
42.72%
67,753
Recovered
0
54.42%
86,320
Active
+9,747 (24h)
5,794,350
Confirmed
0
+579 (24h)
357,516
Deaths
0
43.14%
2,499,801
Recovered
0
50.69%
2,937,033
Active

Worldwide

Cases
5,794,350
+9,747 (24h)
Deaths
357,516
+579 (24h)
Recovered
2,499,207
43.13%
Active
2,937,627
50.7%
Worldwide
  • Country
    Cases
    Deaths
    Recovered
  • United States
    1,745,803
    102,107
    490,130
  • Brazil
    414,661
    25,697
    166,647
  • Russia
    370,680
    3,968
    142,208
  • Spain
    283,849
    27,118
    196,958
  • United Kingdom
    267,240
    37,460
  • Italy
    231,139
    33,072
    147,101
  • France
    182,913
    28,596
    66,584
  • Germany
    181,895
    8,533
    162,800
  • Turkey
    159,797
    4,431
    122,793
  • India
    158,613
    4,540
    67,753
  • Iran
    141,591
    7,564
    111,176
  • Peru
    135,905
    3,983
    56,169
  • Canada
    87,519
    6,765
    46,164
  • China
    82,995
    4,634
    78,288
  • Chile
    82,289
    841
    33,540
  • Saudi Arabia
    78,541
    425
    51,022
  • Mexico
    78,023
    8,597
    54,383
  • Pakistan
    61,227
    1,260
    20,231
  • Belgium
    57,592
    9,364
    15,465
  • Qatar
    48,947
    30
    13,283
  • Netherlands
    45,768
    5,871
  • Belarus
    38,956
    214
    15,923
  • Bangladesh
    38,292
    544
    7,925
  • Ecuador
    38,103
    3,275
    18,425
  • Sweden
    35,088
    4,220
    4,971
  • Singapore
    32,876
    23
    17,276
  • United Arab Emirates
    31,969
    255
    16,371
  • Portugal
    31,292
    1,356
    18,349
  • Switzerland
    30,776
    1,917
    28,300
  • South Africa
    25,937
    552
    13,451
  • Ireland
    24,803
    1,631
    22,089
  • Colombia
    24,104
    803
    6,111
  • Indonesia
    23,851
    1,473
    6,057
  • Kuwait
    23,267
    175
    7,946
  • Poland
    22,473
    1,028
    10,560
  • Ukraine
    22,382
    669
    8,439
  • Egypt
    19,666
    816
    5,205
  • Romania
    18,594
    1,229
    12,162
  • Israel
    16,809
    281
    14,602
  • Japan
    16,651
    858
    13,973
  • Austria
    16,591
    645
    15,228
  • Dominican Republic
    15,723
    474
    8,790
  • Philippines
    15,049
    904
    3,506
  • Argentina
    13,933
    500
    4,349
  • Afghanistan
    13,036
    235
    1,209
  • Panama
    11,728
    315
    7,379
  • Denmark
    11,480
    565
    10,106
  • South Korea
    11,344
    269
    10,340
  • Serbia
    11,275
    240
    6,277
  • Bahrain
    9,692
    15
    5,152
  • Kazakhstan
    9,576
    37
    4,768
  • Czechia
    9,103
    317
    6,377
  • Algeria
    8,857
    623
    5,129
  • Nigeria
    8,733
    254
    2,501
  • Norway
    8,401
    235
    7,727
  • Oman
    8,373
    39
    2,177
  • Armenia
    8,216
    113
    3,287
  • Bolivia
    7,768
    280
    689
  • Malaysia
    7,619
    115
    6,083
  • Morocco
    7,601
    202
    4,978
  • Moldova
    7,537
    274
    3,884
  • Ghana
    7,303
    34
    2,412
  • Australia
    7,150
    103
    6,579
  • Finland
    6,692
    313
    5,100
  • Cameroon
    5,436
    175
    1,996
  • Iraq
    5,135
    175
    2,904
  • Honduras
    4,640
    194
    506
  • Azerbaijan
    4,568
    54
    2,897
  • Sudan
    4,346
    195
    749
  • Guatemala
    4,145
    68
    493
  • Luxembourg
    4,001
    110
    3,791
  • Hungary
    3,816
    509
    1,996
  • Tajikistan
    3,424
    47
    1,575
  • Uzbekistan
    3,396
    14
    2,668
  • Guinea
    3,275
    20
    1,673
  • Senegal
    3,253
    38
    1,586
  • Thailand
    3,065
    57
    2,945
  • Greece
    2,903
    173
    1,374
  • Djibouti
    2,697
    18
    1,185
  • Congo - Kinshasa
    2,660
    69
    381
  • Côte d’Ivoire
    2,556
    31
    1,302
  • Bulgaria
    2,477
    134
    965
  • Bosnia & Herzegovina
    2,435
    151
    1,744
  • Gabon
    2,319
    14
    631
  • Croatia
    2,244
    101
    2,047
  • El Salvador
    2,194
    39
    1,002
  • North Macedonia
    2,039
    119
    1,470
  • Cuba
    1,974
    82
    1,724
  • Estonia
    1,840
    66
    1,561
  • Iceland
    1,805
    10
    1,792
  • Somalia
    1,731
    67
    265
  • Lithuania
    1,647
    66
    1,184
  • Mayotte
    1,645
    20
    1,314
  • Kyrgyzstan
    1,594
    16
    1,066
  • Slovakia
    1,515
    28
    1,327
  • New Zealand
    1,504
    22
    1,474
  • Kenya
    1,471
    55
    408
  • Slovenia
    1,471
    108
    1,354
  • Sri Lanka
    1,469
    10
    732
  • Maldives
    1,457
    5
    197
  • Haiti
    1,320
    34
    22
  • Venezuela
    1,245
    11
    302
  • Guinea-Bissau
    1,195
    7
    42
  • Lebanon
    1,161
    26
    692
  • Mali
    1,116
    70
    632
  • Hong Kong SAR China
    1,067
    4
    1,034
  • Latvia
    1,061
    24
    741
  • Zambia
    1,057
    7
    779
  • Tunisia
    1,051
    48
    929
  • Albania
    1,050
    33
    812
  • Equatorial Guinea
    1,043
    12
    165
  • South Sudan
    994
    10
    6
  • Costa Rica
    984
    10
    639
  • Niger
    952
    63
    796
  • Cyprus
    939
    17
    594
  • Nepal
    886
    4
    183
  • Paraguay
    884
    11
    392
  • Burkina Faso
    845
    53
    672
  • Uruguay
    803
    22
    650
  • Sierra Leone
    782
    45
    297
  • Andorra
    763
    51
    676
  • Nicaragua
    759
    35
    370
  • Georgia
    738
    12
    573
  • Ethiopia
    731
    6
    181
  • Jordan
    720
    9
    486
  • Chad
    715
    64
    359
  • Diamond Princess
    712
    13
    651
  • Central African Republic
    702
    1
    23
  • San Marino
    667
    42
    294
  • Madagascar
    612
    2
    151
  • Malta
    612
    7
    491
  • Congo - Brazzaville
    571
    19
    161
  • Jamaica
    569
    9
    279
  • Jersey
    560
    45
    512
  • Tanzania
    509
    21
    183
  • Réunion
    460
    1
    411
  • São Tomé & Príncipe
    443
    12
    68
  • Taiwan
    441
    7
    420
  • Palestinian Territories
    435
    3
    365
  • French Guiana
    406
    1
    150
  • Togo
    395
    13
    183
  • Cape Verde
    390
    4
    155
  • Rwanda
    346
    0
    245
  • Isle of Man
    336
    24
    306
  • Mauritius
    334
    10
    322
  • Vietnam
    327
    0
    278
  • Montenegro
    324
    9
    315
  • Mauritania
    292
    16
    15
  • Uganda
    281
    0
    69
  • Eswatini
    272
    2
    168
  • Liberia
    266
    27
    144
  • Yemen
    256
    53
    10
  • Mozambique
    227
    1
    71
  • Benin
    210
    3
    134
  • Myanmar (Burma)
    206
    6
    126
  • Martinique
    197
    14
    91
  • Faroe Islands
    187
    0
    187
  • Guadeloupe
    161
    14
    115
  • Mongolia
    161
    0
    43
  • Gibraltar
    157
    0
    147
  • Brunei
    141
    2
    137
  • Cayman Islands
    140
    1
    67
  • Bermuda
    139
    9
    91
  • Guyana
    139
    11
    67
  • Zimbabwe
    132
    4
    25
  • Cambodia
    124
    0
    122
  • Syria
    121
    4
    43
  • Trinidad & Tobago
    116
    8
    108
  • Aruba
    101
    3
    97
  • Malawi
    101
    4
    37
  • Bahamas
    100
    11
    46
  • Libya
    99
    4
    40
  • Monaco
    98
    4
    90
  • Barbados
    92
    7
    76
  • Comoros
    87
    2
    24
  • Liechtenstein
    82
    1
    55
  • Sint Maarten
    77
    15
    60
  • Angola
    71
    4
    18
  • French Polynesia
    60
    0
    60
  • Macao SAR China
    45
    0
    45
  • Burundi
    42
    1
    20
  • St. Martin
    40
    3
    33
  • Eritrea
    39
    0
    39
  • Botswana
    35
    1
    20
  • Bhutan
    28
    0
    6
  • Antigua & Barbuda
    25
    3
    19
  • Gambia
    25
    1
    19
  • Timor-Leste
    24
    0
    24
  • Grenada
    23
    0
    18
  • Namibia
    22
    0
    14
  • Laos
    19
    0
    16
  • Belize
    18
    2
    16
  • Curaçao
    18
    1
    14
  • Fiji
    18
    0
    15
  • New Caledonia
    18
    0
    18
  • St. Lucia
    18
    0
    18
  • St. Vincent & Grenadines
    18
    0
    14
  • Dominica
    16
    0
    16
  • St. Kitts & Nevis
    15
    0
    15
  • Falkland Islands
    13
    0
    13
  • Greenland
    13
    0
    11
  • Vatican City
    12
    0
    2
  • Suriname
    12
    1
    9
  • Turks & Caicos Islands
    12
    1
    10
  • Montserrat
    11
    1
    10
  • Seychelles
    11
    0
    11
  • MS Zaandam
    9
    2
  • Western Sahara
    9
    1
    6
  • British Virgin Islands
    8
    1
    7
  • Papua New Guinea
    8
    0
    8
  • Caribbean Netherlands
    6
    0
    6
  • St. Barthélemy
    6
    0
    6
  • Anguilla
    3
    0
    3
  • Lesotho
    2
    0
  • St. Pierre & Miquelon
    1
    0
    1
Total
5,794,350
357,516
2,499,801

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