This is a hard year for everyone. Since the outbreak of COVID-19, we have experienced great changes than ever before. Companies have to work at home, the cities are locked down, restaurants and entertaining places are closed, people have to keep distance while socializing…
These are also measures taken to prevent the spread of the virus to be serious again. Everyone has to make effort and try their best to appeal to the measures that have taken. Here are some facts about coronavirus. You can read about them to know more about this tricky virus.
1. What is COVID-19?
COVID-19 is a short name for coronavirus disease 2019, which refers to an infectious respiratory illness that is resulted from coronavirus. When a person gets this infectious virus, he/she would appear some symptoms such as fever and coughing. In addition, a terrible fact of COVID-19 should be that it is quite easy to spread! The amount of infectious patients in the world is still increasing at a very rapid speed. This is the largest challenge for all countries and every human being.
2. What are the symptoms of coronavirus?
The major symptoms of coronavirus refer to fever and coughing. But till today, according to the reports ranging from mild to severe symptoms and from all over the world, patients who suffer from coronavirus may appear more than these two symptoms. Here is the list of the possible symptoms that may appear when people are infected by the coronavirus.
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
3. How many people have died from coronavirus?
Because of the fact that coronavirus would directly attract the respiratory system of the human body, it would greatly affect people’s absolute to breathe. This makes it a fatal disease for people who have a weak breathing system, especially for the elders. However, because the situation of the spread of the coronavirus is still severe, youngsters and even babies are easy to get infectious as well.
Unexpectedly, the amount of people who unfortunately died from coronavirus is still increasing. Till now (September 10, 2020), there have been almost 900 thousand died from this disease, and this result will unexpectedly grow if we fail to find effective measures (like the effective vaccine) to help.
4. Is coronavirus weakening?
Actually, this question has no accurate answer because it needs to depend on whether a country has taken strong and effective measures to help restrict the spread of the virus.
In countries that strictly obey social distancing, wearing masks, and positively receive coronavirus testing, etc. would hopefully see the decline of the infectious numbers. On the contrary, for regions where people fail to follow the guidance, the spread of the coronavirus would not slow down, and may even speed up when the winter season comes again (it is said that the spread of coronavirus would be much faster under a cold environment). So people have to get ready for the second-spread of coronavirus, probably in the very near future.
5. When will the corona end?
According to WHO, the existence of coronavirus may not be cleaned unexpectedly, and it is possible that it will coexist with human beings for a long period in the future. So to prevent more people from getting infectious by this virus, all counties better unite up for developing effective vaccines or medicines to keep people stay healthy. Now, several countries such as China, Russia, German, etc. have gained positive progress in developing vaccines. I believe that in the near future when more people get the chance to get the vaccination, the spread of the coronavirus would be weakened greatly.
6. How to protect yourself from COVID-19
Since now, all countries have released effective notifications and helps to guide people on how to protect themselves from getting COVID-19 in their daily lives. For example, wash hands often, cover your mouth while coughing, wear a mask in public, keep distance with other people, etc.
Here is official guidance released by the CDC of the United States. You can follow these tips to greatly keep yourself from catching the possibility to suffer from COVID-19.
CDC Prevention Document:
In addition, to let more people know about the actions to protect themselves during this tough period, you can download the CDC’s PDF document and then share it with your friends and families. You can even convert this PDF to Word for editing and then put it out in your physical stores (if you are running one) for guiding the public.
Coronavirus is a big challenge for human beings in 2020. But it is not an undefeated disease with human wisdom. By following strict measures and effective guidance, we are sure to beat COVID-19 and regain a peaceful, safe, and prospective life again.