Today, In The whole world, the only word that is on everyone’s tongue and the only fear in everyone’s heart is ‘The Corona Virus disease‘ or COVID-19. According to WHO, it is one of the most dangerous diseases after the “PLAGUE” that came in the 1940s. Hello, I am Gufran and I am going to discuss almost everything related to the Corona Virus that is beneficial for all of us.
Corona Virus originates from China in the 1960s. The name coronavirus is derived from the Latin corona, meaning “crown” which refers to the characteristic appearance in the memory of a crown or a solar corona. I still can’t predict the exact reason why it named in the memory of a crown. Well, some say that this is originated from Wuhan’s fish market but there is no official confirmation about it.
COVID-19 or The Coronavirus disease 2019 is an infectious disease which is caused by (SARS-CoV-2) “severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2″. This disease was first identified in the city Wuhan which is china at the end of 2k19. As we see just only in 2 or 3 months this COVID-19 affects globally. Countries like China, Italy, Iran, and South Korea are the most affected countries throughout the world and now India is also in the list of infected countries. There are 150+ countries and territories that are somewhere affected by Corona.
The COVID-19 virus affects different people in different ways. COVID-19 is a respiratory disease and most infected people will develop mild to moderate symptoms and recover without requiring special treatment. People who have underlying medical conditions and those over 60 years old have a higher risk of developing severe disease and death.
Common symptoms :
Others symptoms :
- Shortness of breath
- Aches and pains
- Sore throats
- and very few people will report diarrhea, nausea or a runny nose.
- Wash your hands regularly with soap and water, or clean them with alcohol-based hand rub.
- Maintain at least 1-meter distance between you and people coughing or sneezing.
- Avoid touching your face.
- Cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing.
- Stay home if you feel unwell.
- Refrain from smoking and other activities that weaken the lungs.
- Practice physical distancing by avoiding unnecessary travel and staying away from large groups of people.
After listening to the harm from coronavirus people are in huge fear and they are ready to do anything to protect themselves and their family from this COVID-19. Some people are always ready to take benefit of fear and they started to spread lots of myths in society just for their profit. And sad to say but in our country, people are so innocent that they easily believe in the rumors and myths don’t even search about that once. But that’s not the problem, problem is that after believing in all rumors people get unaware of real symptoms and precautions which may not only harmful for them but the whole nation.
In India, near about 80% of people use the internet but in place of searching for information on WHO or on any official website we still believe in forwarded messages of Whatsapp and other social media. If we open the official site of WHO then we can see that there is written that “The common symptoms of COVID-19 are these. There are some common rumors that we are following:
- Drink water for 15 minutes can kill Corona.
- Hot water gargles can save you from the Virus.
- Taking Silver can save you from Corona.
- High temperatures and sun rays can kill Corona.
- If you can hold your breath for 10 seconds there is no corona inside your lungs.
These all are some common myths that are spreading everywhere by your WhatsApp. There is a request to all please before sharing anything once check that is official or not. How?
Just copy that message and paste that on your google chrome or any of your browser and search that you will see some results if there are any .gov websites or at the WHO website that is claiming the message is true then only ensures this is true and then share to all.
Now after all these things, I have to say something, please don’t be panic I know it’s the thing that never happened before but responsible peoples try their best. It doesn’t mean we can’t do anything. All we have to do is just to protect ourselves and our family and society from being infected. Just follow above mentioned small precautions then you, your family, your society and your country all will be safe.
If you feel any of the symptoms mentioned above, use a mask and consult with your doctor asap. Don’t be frightful of it, You can be cured easily if you follow the right procedure.
Still, we have time, start understanding nature. 24*7*365 we are continuously playing with the rules of nature. Look what happens when nature starts playing with us. Just only in 3 months, the whole human lifestyle is get affected by just a small virus. We should try to maintain the equilibrium of earth, just apart our greediness and start to behave like a human. Try to keep the balance of the Life Cycle that we have studied in our 6th standard book.