The new decade started with a global health scare that has troubled individuals and strong nations of the world. Coronavirus disease (popularly called Covid-19) was first reported from Wuhan, China on 31st December 2019. This virus causes illnesses in animals or humans with symptoms around respiratory infections ranging from common cold to Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome(SARS). However, some people who might be infected might not show any of its more prominent symptoms like dry cough, aches and pains, runny nose, sore throat, diarrhea, headache etc.
According to World Health Organization (WHO), studies show that COVID-19 is mainly transmitted through contact with respiratory droplets. Hence, it has been advised for people to stay clear of crowded areas such as airports, bus or train stations, markets etc. Whenever a need arises for such, it is important to be adequately protected with face masks while avoiding physical contact to a great extent.
History somewhat seems to be repeating itself with the invasion of strange diseases in the economy. Over the years we’ve globally fought similar diseases such as HIV/AIDS, Ebola and Asian Flu just to name a few. While, it is true that lives were lost in the process, many lives were also saved as a result of proper treatment, timely treatment as well.It is hereby advised that once you start experiencing headaches, pains, fever, dry cough, catarrh or sore throat, immediately go to the hospital to be checked and treated effectively.
The Demographics With the Warning Amber Sign
Elderly: Age group of 60 years and above are more prune to the risk of COVID-19 due to the weakly state of their immune system. It is advisable for them to be more cautious and avoid crowded places as well.
Children: Studies show that no young children has died due to the COVID-19. Research is still ongoing as to the cause. However, it is advisable that children tend to keep their hygiene status by washing hands properly or with the use of sanitizers where water and soap are unavailable. Lately, parents have panicked about the health of their children in school especially when it relates to hygiene. As such, some schools have started shutting down in a bid to control the spread of the virus.
Youth: While the youth are seen to be more active and mobile, their activities makes it easier for an infected youth to spread the diseases effortlessly.
Although, it is nearly impossible for some working class group to stay at home, it is however advised to opt for such an option as a precaution means. Most organizations interested in the well being of their citizens are also leaving such option open.
Daily Precaution for the Prevention of Corona virus (COVID-19)
- Washing hands properly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
- Using sanitizers in which the alcohol content is at least 60%
- Avoiding or reducing handshakes in the public
- Staying away from crowded places
Every life is important and staying healthy is the right track that gets us to our destination.
Stay Safe. Stay Healthy. Live Intentionally.