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Top 13 Facts About Coronavirus Which You Should Know

Top 13 Facts About Coronavirus Which You Probably Don’t Know.

What is coronavirus?  Coronavirus  is one of the seven strains of virus known to infect human beings which caused a Covid-19 disease.  The incubation period during which the disease manifest itself with coronavirus symptoms like continuous cough, sneezing, high temperature, loss of smell, loss of taste is thought to be within 14 days.

It is thought that about 1 in 4 people who contracted Coronavirus developed covid-19 disease while roughly half of them fight the disease with their natural immune system and recover but others would need medical treatment such as hospitalisation, oxygen and being put on ventilator in the ICU.

Coronavirus treatment: currently there is no known cure for covid-19 disease.  Governments are working hard to develop coronavirus vacines but no breakthrough yet.

Where does coronavirus started from?  Coronavirus is a pandemic which was alleged to have started in Wuhan China in late 2019 and has spread to over 140 countries of the world while United States of America is worst hit resulting in over 80,000 deaths.

Which country has most coronavirus deaths?  United States of America

Why does United States of America has the most coronavirus deaths?  Probably US didn’t introduce lockdown early as tens of thousands of travellers flew in from China during the first quarter of 2020 and couple with the facts that there were shortage of PPE (personal protective equipment) for frontline workers, underlying medical conditions such as diabetes, heart disease which are thought to exacerbate covid-19 disease

How does coronavirus spread?  Coronavirus is thought to spread mainly from person to person through droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. Coronavirus spread is more likely when people are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet). It may be possible that a person can contract COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes.

What is covid-19?  The virus that causes covid-19 disease is thought to be easily spread between people and very contagious.

What are the measures introduced to curb coronavirus?  Measures introduced to combat the spread of coronavirus includes:

  1. Government imposed lockdown has largely proved effective in combating covid-19 disease
  2. Wearing face mask is thought to help in curbing the spread of coronavirus 
  3. Social distancing measure about 2 metres from other people not in the same household
  4. self-isolating for 14 days and shielding of vulnerable people for up to 3 months in the UK
  5. follow government guidance on coronavirus
  6. Use of hand sanitizer regularly and practising good hygiene
  7. Mass testing, contact and trace

Implications of easing lockdown too soon may result in the resurgence of coronavirus and thus take the R factor above one.

Impacts of Coronavirus pandemic are unprecedented loss of lives, social stigma, loss of livelihoods for people, mental anguish due to lockdown, increased risk of self-harm, domestic violence, and above all economic recession.

Coronavirus spread: how wearing face mask wrongly could contribute to coronavirus spread albeit unconsciously.

It is common to see people drawing down their face masks to talk to others, then you wondered what’s the essence of wearing it in the first place.

TOP 13 FACTS ABOUT CORONAVIRUS 

  1. Coronavirus is one of the 7 known virus strains thought to infect humans.
  2. Coronavirus allegedly originated in Wuhan, China in late 2019 and became a global pandemic
  3. Coronavirus symptoms includes continuous cough, sneezing, high temperature, loss of smell, loss of taste, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea
  4. The United States currently has the most covid-19 deaths in the world and this is not a record which Donald Trump – the US President would be proud of.  But if you ask him, he would probably tell you that the figures are actually better than thought.
  5. About 4 in 5 people are asymptomatic, that is, they are coronavirus carriers with no presenting symptoms
  6. About half of those presenting coronavirus symptoms died from covid-19 disease most of whom had underlying health conditions while almost half recovered from coronavirus.
  7. It is thought that coronavirus asymptomatic patients do not transmit the virus to others according to Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove – a WHO expert.
  8. There is currently no known cure for covid-19 disease which is caused by coronavirus infection.
  9. It is thought that some people will develop antibodies against coronavirus.
  10. The so-called herd immunity is not thought to be an effective UK government policy to combat coronavirus deaths as Chief Scientific Adviser – Patrick Vallance tells MPs.
  11. Coronavirus spread from person to person when you are in close contact with an infected person for a short period of time.
  12. Over 7 millions coronavirus cases in the world as at 9th May 2020
  13. Wearing face masks wrongly presents the same potential risk as not wearing one at the likelihood of spreading coronavirus 

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