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How To Prevent And Protect Myself And Others From Corona Virus

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this blog is on awareness of COVID-19 and prevention from it.

What COVID-19 is?

Corona viruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases. The complications culminating from corona virus may include pneumonia, trouble breathing, organ failure, heart problems, acute respiratory distress syndrome, acute kidney injury, Additional viral and bacterial infections, immunity arrest, etc. corona virus disease is contagious and the COVID-19 virus spreads from an infected person’s mouth or nose in form of small liquid particles when they cough, sneeze, speak, sing or breathe. The size of these liquids particles can vary, ranging from small respiratory droplets to smaller aerosol particles. The virus gets into a healthy person when an infected person or a contaminated surface comes into contact. The spread is more in closed and crowded spaces.

How to detect Corona Virus/ identifying COVID-19 disease:

So how will you know whether you have the corona virus disease or not? Corona virus disease symptoms vary person to person, most infected individuals will show mild to moderate and others will depict severe and threatening symptoms. Most common Corona virus disease symptoms include cough, fever, tiredness, loss of sense of taste and loss of sense of smell. Less common Corona virus disease symptoms include sore throat, headache, aches and pain, diarrhoea, a rash on skin, discoloration of fingers or toes, and red or irritated eyes. On average Corona virus disease symptoms will take 5-6 days after contact to be prominent.

 

Corona virus disease is not alone, it’s coming with variants:

So far, millions of lives are lost under the Corona virus pandemic, the virus has arrested immunity of major section of world’s population with varying faces. The corona virus disease is culminating symptoms with its different forms which we call “variants of COVID”. To this date health organizations have given us knowledge about different variants corona virus causing SARS-CoV-2 reported by WHO are Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta, and Omicron. The Corona virus disease symptoms for all these COVID-19 variants can vary as well.

Asymptomatic Corona virus disease:

Some people never show any symptoms “at all” yet they are infected by virus and sometimes they recover or get a sudden death without showing a single symptom of Covid-19 disease.

 

How to be safe from COVID-19/ tips to prevent Corona disease:

There are number of ways to prevent corona disease, there are a huge range of tips to save yourself and others from COVID-19 disease.

·         Wear a mask: As the corona virus disease spreads through nose and mouth of infected person. The first and foremost way to prevent corona disease is by covering mouth and nose with a mask. Try to wear a tree-layer mask with clean/ washed hands. Whatever happens, mask mustn’t be taken off whether you are infected or not. Nefore removing the mask make sure your hands are clean and properly washed. Dispose the mask with care in a closed-bin.

·         Add frequent hand wash to your routine:  after doing any work, after touching anything, after coughing, throwing away your sneeze-tissue or before eating wash your hands with an antibacterial and antiviral soap or hand-wash to stop the spread and entry of the corona virus.

·         Clean, rub, sanitize: Alcohol-based hands rub must always be present in your pockets and bags in case you don’t have access to water and soap. Clean your hands with the alcohol-based rub after touching anything you think is in usage of others. Keeping a sanitizer with you is also a very good way to keep your hands clean in case you don’t have access to water. Clean surfaces regularly with standard disinfectants.

·         Keep your distance: Stay at least 1 meter away from others, even if they don’t appear to be sick. As you are aware people don’t show symptoms immediately after contact with virus. Sometimes it’s possible they can be asymptomatic.

·         Avoid: in order to be safe from corona virus and from getting Covid-19 disease you must have to avoid crowded places, poorly ventilated, indoor locations and also need to avoid prolonged contact with others. Try to spend more time outdoors than indoors.

·         Don’t Touch: Avoid touching surfaces, especially in public settings or health facilities, chances are high that people infected with COVID-19 have touched them. Additionally, avoid touching your face whenever your hands are unwashed. Don’t make direct contact with anyone. Don’t touch others hands as well avoid hand shaking and hugging.

·         Stop the spread: Cover your coughs and sneezes with a bent elbow or tissue throwing used tissues into a closed bin right away. Then wash your hands or use an alcohol-based hand rub.

·         Add Ventilation: whenever you are indoor, open windows to increase the amount of outdoor fresh air.

·         Follow the SOPs/ Guidelines: Check to see what national, regional and local authorities are advising so you have the most relevant information for where you are.

·         Social distancing: to be safe from the corona virus try to apply social distancing by staying at home, limiting travels, avoid crowded areas, and using no-contact greetings.

·         Don’t Share: avoid sharing your things with others like your water bottle, eatables, clothes or anything that you use. Try not to take things from others as well. Whenever you take anything sanitize hands after touching it.

·         Boost immunity: try to eat those foods which are rich with Vitamin C and proyteins.

·         Get vaccinated: when the Corona Virus disease was firstly introduced, there were no possible treatments and preventive vaccinations. Luckily, COVID-19 vaccines have been introduced. The vaccine shot minimizes the risk of you developing COVID-19 disease. These vaccinations for Corona Virus disease are available at almost every health care center and you can easily access these facilities even through internet.