You All Know About the Novel coronavirus, Till now researchers are saying that this virus came from a city named Wuhan (CHINA) in December 2019.
There are many different kinds of viruses, and some cause disease. A newly identified coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, has caused a worldwide pandemic of respiratory illness, called COVID-19.
COVID-19 affects different people in different ways. Most infected people will develop mild to moderate illness and recover without hospitalization.
Most people who fall sick with COVID-19 will experience mild to moderate symptoms and recover without special treatment.
Top 3 common symptoms of covid-19:
- Dry cough
Top 7 Less common symptoms of covid-19:
- Aches and pains
- Sore throat
- Loss of taste or smell
- A Rash on the skin, or discoloration of fingers or toes
Top 3 reason to Seek immediate medical attention for covid-19:
- Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
- Chest pain or pressure
- Loss of speech or movement
People with mild symptoms who are otherwise healthy should manage their symptoms at home.
On average it takes 7 days from when someone is infected with the virus for symptoms to show, however it can take up to 15 days.
We know that a person with COVID-19 may be contagious 48 hours before starting to experience symptoms. Emerging research suggests that people may be most likely to spread the virus to others during the 48 hours before they start to experience symptoms.
This strengthens the case for face masks, physical distancing, and contact tracing, all of which can help reduce the risk that someone who is infected but not yet experiencing symptoms may unknowingly infect others.
How to Protect Yourself & Others
Protect yourself and others around you by knowing the facts and taking appropriate precautions. Follow the advice provided by your local health authority.
These are the top 7 tips to protect yourself from coronavirus:
- Clean your hands often. Use soap and water, or an alcohol-based hand rub.
- Maintain a safe distance from anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
- Wear a Face shield when physical distancing is not possible.
- Don’t touch your eyes, nose, or mouth.
- Cover your nose and mouth with your bent elbow or a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
- Stay home if you feel unwell.
- If you have a fever, cough, and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention.
Anyone with symptoms should be tested, wherever possible. People who do not have symptoms but have had close contact with someone who is infected may also consider testing, do contact your local health guidelines.
While a person is waiting for test results, they should remain isolated from others. Where testing capacity is limited, tests should first be done for those at higher risk of infection, such as health workers, and those at higher risk of severe illness such as older people.
Do remember calling in advance allows your healthcare provider to quickly direct you to the right health facility.
This protects you and prevents the spread of viruses and other infections.
Mask vs. Sanitizer:
Many Western countries hesitated to recommend wearing face coverings in public to slow the spread of Covid-19. On the other hand, many Asian countries embraced face masks early, while Western countries remained focused on disinfecting.
As the pandemic progressed, countries around the world struggled to understand the virus and what to do about it. The balance between “what” and “how-to” questions varied across geographies.
Covid-19 Treatment and Self Care
Self-care for all:
If you feel sick you should rest, drink plenty of fluid, and eat nutritious food. Isolate or Home Quarantine yourself, Stay in a separate room from other family members and use a dedicated bathroom if possible. Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces.
There is no scientific evidence that eating hygienically made frozen food and ice-cream spread the new coronavirus.
Everyone should keep a healthy lifestyle at home. Maintain a healthy diet, sleep, stay active, and make social contact with loved ones through the phone or internet. Children need extra love and attention from adults during difficult times. Keep to regular routines and schedules as much as possible.
You must stay at home for 10 days if you have symptoms that may be caused by a coronavirus.
According to the definition from the World Health Organization, self-care is the behaviors you do to take care of your health and can include hygiene, nutrition, leisure activities, sports, exercise, seeking professional healthcare services when needed.
If you have mild symptoms and are otherwise healthy, self-isolate and contact your medical provider or a COVID-19 information line for advice.
Seek medical care if you have a fever, cough, and difficulty breathing.
Stay safe by taking some simple precautions, such as physical distancing, wearing a Surgical mask or N95 mask, especially when distancing cannot be maintained, keeping rooms well ventilated, avoiding crowds and close contact, regularly cleaning your hands, and coughing into a bent elbow or tissue. Check local advice where you live and work.
Scientists around the world are working to find and develop treatments for COVID-19.
Optimal supportive care includes oxygen for severely ill patients and those who are at risk for severe disease and more advanced respiratory support such as ventilation for patients who are critically ill.
Dexamethasone is a corticosteroid that can help reduce the length of time on a ventilator and save the lives of patients with a severe and critical illness.
It requires years of research and testing before reaching the clinic but in 2020 scientists began a race to produce safe and effective coronavirus vaccines in record time. Researchers are currently testing 68 vaccines in clinical trials on humans, and 20 have reached the final stages of testing.
And these 2 vaccines are now approved in the U.S.A.
Vaccine and Brand Name
|Pfizer-BioNTech / BNT162b2||Moderna / mRNA-1273|
Date of Authorization
|11 Dec. 2020||18 Dec. 2020|
|Up to 6 doses per vial||10 doses per vial|
|0.3 mL||0.5 mL|
|2-dose series separated by 21 days||2-dose series separated by 28 days|
|Injection in the deltoid muscle or Intramuscular (IM)||Injection in the deltoid muscle or Intramuscular (IM)|
|16 years of age and older||18 years of age and older|
|Freezer storage only at –94°F (–70°C)||30 days with refrigeration, 6 months at –4°F (–20°C)|
|Pain at the injection site, tiredness, headache, muscle pain, chills, joint pain, swollen lymph nodes in the same arm as the injection, nausea, vomiting, and fever|
Habemus vaccine! States are preparing for the start of immunization
There are six million doses of CoronaVac that will be distributed after approval by Anvisa. Minister Eduardo Pazuello invited the governors for a symbolic act of delivering the vaccine. The start of vaccination in SP this Sunday caused unease among politicians.
U.S. Vaccine Campaign:
|Jurisdiction||Doses distributed||Doses administered||% shots used|
|New York City*||480,550||119,060||24.8|
|Department of Defense||270,125||67,766||25.1|
|Indian Health Service||175,300||38,053||21.7|
|Bureau of Prisons||12,800||8,700||68.0|
|District of Columbia||35,475||16,989||47.9|
|U.S. Virgin Islands||6,600||231||3.5|
New Covid Strain Ohio:
Researchers at Ohio State University discovered a new variant that carries a mutation identical to the strain found in the U.K. but was likely already present in the U.S. The dangerous strain from the U.K. has been detected in 11 states.
Researchers said they also found another U.S. strain with three other gene mutations that were not previously seen. The strain with three new mutations was more prominent in Columbus in recent weeks, they said.
“Also, like the U.K. strain, the mutations in the Columbus strain are likely to make the virus more infectious, making it easier for the virus to pass from person to person,” the university said in a news release on Wednesday.
How to get tested for coronavirus near me
No-cost testing is available at local health centers and selected pharmacies:
Find a health center near you. Please call ahead to make an appointment with any of them.
- Local independent pharmacies (eTrueNorth and Health Mart )
- Rite Aid.
- Wal-Mart (Quest Diagnostics).
The Covid-19 pandemic and its effects will continue to evolve over the following months as the number of infections may dissipate in certain places and increase in others. Already governments around the world are scrambling to determine how to reopen economies safely. The future is extremely difficult to project.
Almost all agree on one thing: the pandemic and its resulting impacts are far from over. As the situation develops, we’ll continue searching for answers.
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