Coronavirus – A Worldwide Problem

By far, the biggest health issue facing the world at the moment is the emergence of the Coronavirus. From cancelled sporting events and music festivals to the closure of cinemas and restaurants, nothing, it seems, has failed to become affected.
For humans, viruses are nothing new, we’ve always got tons of the little critters hanging around that like to ‘have a go at us’ – Influenza, Ebola, Varicella, which are bad and can cause severe illness and even death, however, with most common viruses, we do have vaccines and well adopted treatments that we can use in order to prevent infection in the first place, or give infected people a decent chance of a complete recovery.
The thing what’s going on with the Coronavirus is that it’s a new type of virus that we’ve never come across before, this means that we don’t have any pre-tried treatments or vaccines that we can use to halt it. The real problem is amount of Coronavirus-infected people that are actually dying is really quite high, especially for elderly, immunocompromised, and those with certain underlying health conditions.
Because the Coronavirus affects the respiratory system, it can be spread in a similar way (via the air and contaminated surfaces) to the Influenza virus – and we know how much havoc that causes. This is why we are all being urged to remain a distance of 2m from each other, and to self-isolate if you think you may be infected with Coronavirus.
Signs that you are infected by the Coronavirus may include:

(1) A newly occurring dry persistent cough – the type that will defo bug you.
(2) A fever – basically you’re gonna feel really hot and sizzlely.
(3) A headache.

To further protect yourself and others from all this nonsense the advice is to:

(1) Wash your hands regularly for about 20s.
(2) Refrain from touching your face.
(3) Cough and sneeze into a tissue… or into your elbow if you haven’t got a tissue to hand.
(4) Don’t be touching anyone else’s hands… you don’t know where they’ve been.
(5) Try not to congregate in large numbers either inside or out.
(6) Self-isolate immediately if you really do feel like poop!

Hopefully, all this will pass fairly quickly if we all follow the official guidelines. But who can say as we’re dealing with a new virus here, the government and health specialists continue to revise the best measures for us all to take as the pandemic evolves and as we collect more and more data about the current Coronavirus outbreak, so it’s best to keep up with the daily-updated government information as it’s made available to the public.
Stay safe.

© Willow Science 2020

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