Do you really know about the myths and facts of Covid19, let's check.
There are several articles on COVID-19, Trying to answer all probable questions that can arise and also to suppress the myths floating all around regarding its cure.
Well, we all know about the origin of Corona is China, it all started from Bat Consumption, and now has gone viral all across the globe. Till date, we have approx. 101,767 cases where 56,108 have recovered while 3,461 lives were lost in the process. Though the Death Rate is just 2% and it is not even incurable, but still the damage it is causing and the hype being created is getting out of control.
The major need of the hour is to realise One’s duty for oneself and society, we need to cautiously handle the situation rather than panicking and worsening the condition because in situations like this the maximum damage that is caused is due to chaos and unawareness.
THAT ONLINE COMPANY stands firmly with the World Health Organisation to support the cause of creating awareness, further, we will discuss the symptoms, protective measures, vaccine or drug for COVID-19, need of mask, usage and disposal of the mask, and other things to avoid.
The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. Some patients may also have aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhoea. These symptoms are usually mild in the beginning and gradually increase. Some people become infected but don’t develop any symptoms further, so they don't feel unwell. Most people (about 80%) recover from the disease without needing special treatment. Around 1 out of every 6 people who get COVID-19 becomes seriously ill and develops difficulty breathing. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like high blood pressure, heart problems or diabetes, are more likely to develop serious illness. People with fever, cough and difficulty breathing should seek medical attention.
Several countries around the world are facing the cases of COVID-19 and several have seen outbreaks. Authorities in China and some other countries have succeeded in slowing or stopping their outbreaks. However, the situation is unpredictable so checking the latest news regularly is the first step.
one can reduce the chances of being infected or spreading COVID-19 by taking some simple precautions:
- Regularly and thoroughly clean hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water.
Why? Washing hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand rub kills viruses that may be on the hands.
- Maintain at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between oneself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
Why? When someone coughs or sneezes, they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain the virus. If one stands too close, they can breathe in the droplets, including the COVID-19 virus if the person coughing has the disease.
- Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth.
Why? Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to the eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter the body and cause sickness.
- Make sure to follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering the mouth and nose with bent elbow or tissue while coughing or sneezing. Then disposing of the used tissue immediately.
Why? Droplets spread the Virus. By following good respiratory hygiene, one can protect themselves and the people around from viruses such as cold, flu and COVID-19.
- Stay home if you are feeling unwell. In case of fever, cough and difficulty in breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance. Follow the directions of your local health authority.
Why? National and local authorities will have the most up to date information on the situation in the area. Calling in advance will allow the health care provider to quickly direct you to the right health facility. This will also protect and help in the prevention of the spread of viruses and other infections.
- Stay informed on the latest developments about COVID-19. Follow the advice given by the healthcare providers, national and local public health authority or employer on how to protect oneself and others from COVID-19.
Why? National and local authorities will have the most up to date information on whether COVID-19 is spreading in the area. They are best placed to advise on what people in the area should be doing to protect themselves.
- Keep up to date on the latest COVID-19 hotspots (cities or local areas where COVID-19 is spreading widely). If possible, avoid travelling to places – especially if the older person or one’s with diabetes, heart or lung disease.
Why? You have a higher chance of catching COVID-19 in one of these areas.
Vaccine or Drug for COVID-19.
Not yet. Till date, there is no vaccine and no specific antiviral medicine to prevent or treat COVID-2019. However, those affected should receive care to relieve symptoms. People with serious illnesses should be hospitalized. Most patients are recovering, thanks to supportive care.
Possible vaccines and some specific drug treatments are under investigation. They are being tested through clinical trials. WHO is coordinating efforts to develop vaccines and medicines to prevent and treat COVID-19.
The most effective ways to protect yourself and others against COVID-19 are, by frequently cleaning the hands, covering while coughing (with the bend of elbow or tissue), and maintain a distance of at least 1 meter (3 feet) from people who are coughing or sneezing.
NEED of MASK
Only wear a mask in case you are ill with COVID-19 symptoms (especially coughing) or looking after someone who may have COVID-19. Disposable face masks can only be used once. If you are not ill or looking after someone who is ill then you are wasting a mask.
There is a world-wide shortage of masks, so WHO urges people to use masks wisely.
WHO advises rational use of medical masks to avoid unnecessary wastage of precious resources and misuse of masks (see Advice on the use of masks on official WHO Website).
USAGE and DISPOSAL of MASK
- Remember, a mask should only be used by health workers, caretakers, and individuals with respiratory symptoms, such as fever and cough.
- Before touching the mask, clean hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water
- Take the mask and inspect it for tears or holes.
- Orient which side is the top side (where the metal strip is).
- Ensure the proper side of the mask faces outwards (the coloured side).
- Place the mask to the face. Pinch the metal strip or stiff edge of the mask so it moulds to the shape of the nose.
- Pull down the mask’s bottom so it covers the mouth and chin.
- After use, take off the mask; remove the elastic loops from behind the ears while keeping the mask away from face and clothes, to avoid touching potentially contaminated surfaces of the mask.
- Discard the mask in a closed bin immediately after use.
- Perform hand hygiene after touching or discarding the mask – Use alcohol-based hand rub or, if visibly soiled, wash your hands with soap and water
OTHER THINGS TO AVOID.
- Smoking Tobacco, Weed, Marijuana or any such drug is not a cure, it is misinformation being circulated online.
- Avoid Taking traditional herbal remedies, rather consult for professional health care as delay can worsen the situation.
- Wearing multiple masks does not reduce the chance of infection, rather you will be contributing in wastage of masks. Also Changing it frequently or not disposing of them properly can be infectious.
- Taking self-medication such as antibiotics is not a very smart idea because the more one delays professional care, the more they tend to increase the severity of the infection.
In any case, if you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing seek medical care early to reduce the risk of developing a more severe infection and be sure to share your recent travel history with your healthcare provider.
More detailed information can be found on the official website of World Health Organisation and also one can mail or directly inquire about their queries in the Contact Us Section or write to team THAT ONLINE COMPANY we are happy to assist in any & every possible manner.
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