From undisguised horror and sheer freight, the emotions expressed as a result of the spread of Coronavirus (Covid19) has been overwhelming and awful. Being sick isn't something anyone prays for. But when the sickness is life-threatening and almost instant, it becomes a negative experience to live through.
The rapid spread of the virus that causes COVID-19 has affected people worldwide. People are advised to be prepared for disruptions to daily life that will be necessary if the coronavirus spreads within communities.
Setbacks will happen. Things will go wrong. The more we leave our valleys of comforts in passionate pursuit of our mountains of opportunity, the more obstacles we'll face as we make our climbs in the success ladder of life. The big question on the lips of many is: "Is Covid19 the result of a pursuit gone wrong by a curious scientist? Is there a mysterious agenda for the wild outbreak?
Understanding of COVID-19 is evolving. Interim guidance has been issued by the World Health Organization and by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention across the world.
Kenneth McIntosh, MD, went further to state that: "globally, more than 300,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported.
Nations are growing weary. People are getting threatened by the virus and hopes are diminishing. Individuals, citizens, can't bear to let go of all they've known and released their needy clinging to the way things have always been. Why are the narratives so frightening?
Since the first reports of cases from Wuhan, at the end of 2019, more than 80,000 COVID-19 cases have been reported in China, with the majority of those from Hubei and surrounding provinces. A joint World Health Organization (WHO)-China facts finding mission estimated that the epidemic in China peaked between late January and early February 2020, and the rate of new cases decreased substantially by early March.
Several new cases have been reported in all continents, except for Antarctica, and have been steadily rising in many countries including Africa.
Are dim futures all we can imagine with the spread of Covid19 globally? Day after day, week after weeks, news of new casualties takes the lead globally. And pessimism has become the easiest way to make sense of what's happening around the world today.
The most common symptoms of Covid-19 are fever, diarrhea, nasal congestion, and cough.
Could anything be more liberating now with Covid19?
Yes. Preventive measures are liberating. Hope also must not be lost. Scientists are working around the clock for vaccines to cure this deadly disease. In the meantime, we must take precautions.
Here are a few precautions you can take to lower your chance of getting infected:
. Avoid crowded environment. Limit contact with people who show signs of being contaminated.
. Maintain enough distance between yourself and anyone outside.
. Ensure you wash your hands often with soap and warm water consistently for 30 seconds. Use hand sanitizers that contain more alcohol.
. As best you can, avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth, with your hands after shaking anyone, touching objects, or sneezing.
. Stay home and go out only if it's important to help reduce your risk of being exposed.
. Clean and disinfect all surfaces in your homes, such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets, and bedside tables, every day.
. Be more empathic and compassionate to all those contaminated with the virus by enlightening and educating everyone around you on the need to be safe and safe others.
. Do not discriminate or reproach affected individuals.
Be safe. Be cool.
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