Hello Readers! Welcome back to Humor Nation. Last year this coronavirus took a jump from animals and then to humans in late 2019. Initially, people who worked in the seafood market of Wuhan started getting infected and then most of the parts of China got infected rapidly. Coronavirus also has a high mortality rate and one person can spread this virus to two people easily. Many countries are getting affected by this virus-like China, UK, India, etc.
HOW TO STOP GETTING INFECTED BY THIS VIRUS?
To stop getting this infection, we must regularly wash our hands with soap and hot water to kill the bacteria. If we don’t have water or soap at the moment then we must use hand sanitizer. We must avoid contact with any person who seems infected or is showing any symptoms and we must cough and sneeze in tissue and through it right away. Traveling should be avoided right now.
WHAT SHOULD WE DO IF WE’RE SHOWING SYMPTOMS?
If you think that you have symptoms of the coronavirus then you must visit the relevant service in your country like NHS or Modicare in India. You must not go to a hospital or pharmacy, just visit the service for it.
HOW SEVERE THIS INFECTION COULD GET?
A study confirmed that people with diabetes and heart disease have a greater risk of this disease. Usually, the cases of coronavirus show mild symptoms like shortness of breath, lung problem and low blood oxygen. But some cases which are critical show symptoms like septic shock, respiratory failure, multiple organ problems, etc.
THE MORTALITY RATE OF CORONAVIRUS?
The mortality rate of this virus is just 1% according to the reports released by the chief medical officer. The WHO’s director-general said that it is 3.4% which is calculated on the basis of the deaths divided by confirmed cases which is not accurate. Only the elderly category is at higher risk rest the 90% of people recover from it. The medical staff is also at higher risk as they are exposed to it on a daily basis.
WHAT IS THE CURE FOR THIS VIRUS?
The work on making the drugs is still going on in China as there are thousands of patients there and also work on these drugs are going in the US. Right now there is no particular drug that can cure it but doctors have been using Kaletra which is a combination of remdesivir and two anti-HIV drugs. This Kaletra drug was failed on Ebola patients earlier in 2013. Some doctors in China also try chloroquine which is an antimalarial drug and easily available. A miracle cure is still expected for those who are critically ill.
Efforts on developing a vaccine are still going on for this epidemic and by the end of April, the results are expected. Many volunteers are appointed for this work by government officials.
TIPS FROM RECOVERED PATIENTS:
Till now the US has had the most number of deaths by this virus which is spreading rapidly. But a woman who recovered from this virus said that we shouldn’t panic and should stay indoor if we feel sick and stay isolated to stop it from spreading. The recovered patient said that we must rest and drink lots of water and stay hydrated and keep taking our medications and avoid contact with anyone. Survivor also added that we must stay positive at all times.