What Do You Know Or What Have You Been Told About Coronavirus aka COVID-19? Facts Vs Fictions
Gone are the days where serious journalism abounds. The days where what is called "investigative journalism" abounds. This days, with the birth of internet and with the help of social media, every dick and harry have become an entry journalist aka bloggers and news this days spreads faster than California wildfire.
Now I ask again, what have you been told about coronovirus? In this article, I will try as much as possible to mitigate the pain caused by not only coronavirus itself but the news about coronavirus. So sit back and get yourself a coffee.
What Is Coronavirus?
According to world health organization (WHO), COVID-19 or coronovirus are a large family of viruses that causes illness from the common cold to more diseases like: Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). Just mentioning SARS give some people chills you know.
It is however safe to say - any of those initially infected by coronovirus either worked or frequently shopped in the Huanan seafood wholesale market in the centre of the Chinese city of Wuhan. Current but disheartening statistics show that without strong containment measures the average person who catches Covid-19 will pass it on to at least two other people.
Coronavirus also have a higher mortality rate than common illnesses such as seasonal flu. The combination of coronavirus’s ability to spread and cause serious illness has prompted many countries, including the UK, to introduce or plan extensive public health measures aimed at containing and limiting the impact of the epidemic.
How Does Coronavirus Infect People (Transmit)?
Coronovirus are transmitted between animals and humans. This means that the coronavirus disease are zoonotic. Further investigation and analysis fould that SARS-CoV was transmitted from civet cats to human and MERS-CoV from dromedary camel to humans. According to reports, several coronavirus kinds and types are still existing in some animals and are believed to have not affected any human yet.
Signs Of Coronavirus Infection - If You Exhibit These Signs, It Means You Are Probably Infected
1. Respiratory Syndrome
2. Unusual Fever
4. Shortness of breath
6. Kidney Failure
7. Breathing Difficulties
8. Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome
9. Sore throat
10. Runny nose
How Can You Prevent Yourself From Being Infected.
First of all, I know is a little had to tell people to isolate themselves from other or stay at home and never to go out, but you have to try as much as possible to segregate yourself and family from gatherings, like - parties, gyms, occassions, wedding parties, subways, busy malls, etc
Even if you are inclined to do a little bit of the above preventive measures, standard recommendations to prevent infection from coronavirus include:
1. Regular hand washing and using hand sanitizers
2. Covering your mouth and nose when seezing or coughing
3. Covering mouth and nose with nose mask
4. thorough cooking of meat and eggs
5. Aviod close contact of peope exhibiting the earlier mentioned signs
Does Coronavirus Have A Cure?
To be candid, the answer is a resounding NO. But there are some drugs that are known to work against some viruses of this nature, they are being trialed in China, where there are thousands of patients, and new trials have already starting in the US and other countries. Large numbers are needed to find out whether they work in a few people or a lot of people or nobody at all.
According to The Guardian, the most hopeful are Kaletra, which is a combination of two anti-HIV drugs, and remdesivir, which was tried but failed in Ebola patients in west Africa in 2013 and 2016. Some Chinese doctors are also trying chloroquine, an antimalarial drug, which is off-patent, therefore cheap and highly available, and would be very useful in low-income countries. The first results are expected in mid-March and should indicate if the drugs will at least help those who are most severely ill.
What Are Tech CEO's Doing About It?
For years, tech giants has always been at the receiving end, but finally, it seems the time has come for vindication or restitution if you like. Microsoft CEO, Bill Gate have donated $100m (One Hundred Millions Dollars) to ensure the cure of COVID-19 is found soonest. Twitter CEO and LinkedIn CEO have also teamed up to raise $5m (Five Million Dollars) to help those families affected with coronavirus.
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These are the facts currently.