The coronavirus pandemic is a health crisis that is affecting the entire globe. The virus is one of the immense challenges that the world has to face. In as much as it emerged from Asia, specifically China, the coronavirus has escalated to other continents apart from Antarctica. There is an increase in cases each day from Europe, Africa, and the United States of America.
The countries affected are working each day to curb the spread of this virus by devising ways of slowing its spread through; testing and giving treatment to affected persons, executing contact tracing, enforcing the rule of staying at home, limiting travel especially air travel, putting a hold to large gatherings. Not only is it a health crisis but also a threat to our social, political, and economic structure.
The coronavirus has a different effect on anyone who contacts it. Most people who get infected develop symptoms that range from mild to moderate. While some people can recover instantly without any special treatment, older people are at a higher risk because most of them have underlying medical issues such as; diabetes, cancer, and cardiovascular diseases that may worsen their condition.
Some common symptoms include;
- Dry Cough
Others may experience;
- Nasal congestion
- Chest pains
- Difficulty breathing
It can take 14 days for one to exhibit the symptoms. If you experience mild symptoms, it’s best to quarantine for 14 days.
Here are some of the ways to make sure you do not catch the disease.
- Stay Home if you are not feeling well.
- You Should stay safe by maintaining social distancing.
- Avoid coronavirus infection by washing your hands as often as you can through either soap and clean water or any alcohol-based sanitizer.
- If you sense any of the above-mentioned symptoms, make sure to seek medical attention.
Up until now, there is no specific vaccine or treatment for COVID-19. All you need to do is self-care. If you feel unwell and experience the above symptoms, drink a lot of fluids, and stay on a healthy diet. Self-isolate yourself from other people to avoid infecting them. Clean and sanitize regularly touched surfaces. Make social relations with your friends and loved ones via the Internet.
In the city of Wuhan, Chinese doctors were prescribing Kaletra, an HIV drug to coronavirus patients, which proved effective. The treatment used to relieve symptoms is Acetaminophen and ibuprofen.
The coronavirus is affecting about 210 countries around the globe. The number of tests done, confirmed cases, recovered persons, and the death toll is being tracked daily by Live statistics. Coronavirus cases around the globe total up to 2,850,548; the death toll is 198,109 and the recovered persons total 812,379. Active cases are about 1,840,060 whereby those in mild conditions are about 1,781,751 (97%) while those in critical conditions are 58,309 (3%). The closed cases are 1,010,488 broken down into recovered cases of 812,379 (80%) and death tolls of 198,1099(20%).