5 Facts About Coronavirus You Don’t Know

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5 Facts About Coronavirus You Don’t Know

Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a pandemic that has been causing severe fear around the world. The virus is in 157 countries and territories. However, most people don’t know much about it. So, before you start spreading rumors about coronavirus, check out these five facts; 

#1. Coronavirus Can Make Anyone Sick Irrespective of Age, Race, and Ethnicity

Nobody is immune to coronavirus; it can make you sick irrespective of your age, race, and ethnicity. 

But this doesn’t mean you should start avoiding and rejecting people due to fear and anxiety. You can only avoid and reject people who are at risk of spreading the virus. I know you want to be cautious about how freely you have contact with people, but try to be rational about it. 

#2. For Most People The Immediate Risk of Becoming Seriously ill from the Virus That Causes COVID-19 is low

This is another fact about coronavirus that most people don’t know. Even though coronavirus can make anybody sick, it’s more severe on some people than others. For instance, older adults and people of any age with chronic health conditions like lung disease, heart diseases, and diabetes are more vulnerable to severe illness from COVID – 19. 

#3. Anyone Who Has Completed Quarantine or Has Been Released from Isolation Can’t Infect Other People

Most people who were quarantined due to coronavirus or who have been released from isolation are usually stigmatized. 

Don’t be scared; anyone who has been previously quarantined or released from isolation can’t infect you with coronavirus. They don’t pose any risk; but if you still notice any of the virus’s symptoms in them, contact the relevant authority immediately. 

#4. They are Some Simple Yet Effective Things You Can do To Keep Yourself and Others Healthy

The COVID-19 is certainly spreading rapidly around the world like wildfire, you can still stay healthy. Here are some tips on how to keep yourself and others healthy even if people around you are infected; 

  • Develop the habit of always washing your hands with soap and water for about 20 seconds after coughing, sneezing, blowing your nose, going to the bathroom, and before eating. 
  • Avoid touching your nose, mouth, and eyes with unwashed eyes
  • If you feel sick, stay at home
  • Always cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and throw it away after use. 

#5. You Can Help to Stop the Spread of COVID-19 If You Know The Signs and Symptoms

The first step to stopping the spread of coronavirus is to understand the signs and symptoms. If you know the signs and symptoms, you can quickly raise the alarm once you identify a suspected case of COVID-19. Some of the signs and symptoms of COVID-19 are; shortness of breath, fever, cough, sneeze, etc. 

Lastly, if you have been in close contact with anyone who has been tested positive for coronavirus or recently traveled from a place with a severe spread of COVID-19, visit the hospital for a medical examination. Ensure you call ahead before going to see the doctor and explain your recent symptoms, contact, and travel.

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