All of Italy is on lockdown. Colombia is under a nationwide quarantine. New Yorkers, Californians, and other Americans, India have been asked to stay home. There have been more than 375,498 cases of coronavirus detected so far around the world.
And yet, there are people flouting this new way of life, partying on Florida beaches and attending social ceremony gathering in a tea shop.
Doubt Coronavirus Concerns? Doctor’s Powerful Speech.
According to the WHO, this pandemic coronavirus can be stopped by breaking the chain and social distancing requests tear down our already shaky support system means stay-at-home order.
According to Dr. Emily Landon, who directs infection prevention and control at the University of Chicago Medicine“This virus is unforgiving. It spreads before you even know you caught it, and it tricks you into believing that it’s nothing more than little influenza,”
“No vaccine or readily available anti-viral to help stem the tide. All we have to slow the spread is the distance, social distance. And it is the practical scenario if we let every single patient with this infection infect three more people and then each of them infects two or three more people, there won’t be a hospital bed when my mother can’t breathe very well or when yours is coughing too much.”
Staying home and streaming your favorite TV show rather than going out can help more than you think.
What is Covid-19?
A member of the coronavirus family that has never been encountered before. Like other coronaviruses, it can be transmitted from animals to humans and then spread person to person. It is a pandemic declared by The World Health Organisation (WHO).
The National Health Service (NHS) of UK has identified the specific symptoms to look for as experiencing either:
- a high temperature – you feel hot to touch on your chest or back
- a new continuous cough – this means you’ve started coughing repeatedly
As this is viral pneumonia, antibiotics are of no use. The antiviral drugs we have against the flu will not work, and there is currently no vaccine. Recovery depends on the strength of the immune system.
The NHS of UK advice is now that anyone with symptoms should stay at home for at least 7 days. If you live with other people, they should stay at home for at least 14 days, to avoid spreading the infection. This applies to everyone, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has imposed a nationwide lockdown for 21 days in an attempt to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
Many countries have imposed travel bans and lockdown conditions in order to try and halt the spread of the virus. You should check with your local authorities for the latest advice on seeking medical assistance.