Corona Virus [COVID-19]
Now a days, COVID-19 which is called corona virus in general term is a hot topic. Wuhan city in China is the origin of this virus where outbreak started in December. It is well known that Wuhan city is famous for its sea food.
Experts says that, novel corona virus is spread from sea food or it is spread from bats while other says that this virus is made by China itself in Wuhan Microbiology Laboratory and it is leaked from unknown source. Now in April, it has touched all continents except Antarctica on Earth. Everybody in this world is living in fear amid the outbreak of corona pandemic.
Symptoms of COVID-19 is similar to other flu but there are some specific indications like fever, cough & difficulty breathing together which indicates that person is suffering from corona virus.
Symptoms comes out after 14 days of infection. Infection is spreading by physical contact like hand shake, saliva transmission by sneezing, coughing and contaminated hands can transfer virus to eyes, nose and mouth.
In the first stage of Coronavirus outbreak, disease does not spread locally. Infection is only found in those who have travel history to those countries where virus are already infection spreaded.
In the second stage of coronavirus outbreak , corona virus is spread from local transmission. In this stage, family and friends of infected people come in contact of it, they might also get infected.
Community transmission is the third stage of coronavirus outbreak. In this stage, infection is spreading very rapidly on an average of 100 infection/day. In this stage, source of transmission is untracable. This stage make it difficult to break the chain of corona transmission.
It is the last stage of coronavirus outbreak where larger outbreaks of local transmission happen. It is the extreme stage where infection will spread in bulk around 1000 infection/day. It is seen that government were also not able to control the situation even in developed countries like Italy, America etc. Most of the deaths happen in this stage.
Most of the countries consider COVID-19 as disaster. It has taken lives of thousands of people and lakhs are infected throughout the world. Count is still on and nobody knows when it will stop. Mostly casualties are old people who were having other medical issues.
I was searching answer for the question that came in my mind that what is making this corona virus to spread so fast. From my prospective, it’s lack of awareness and carelessness.
Lack of Awareness
People do not know the seriousness of this problem. They do not understand the actual statistics about the virus life and the precautions they should take to keep them safe. Because of this, life is at risk for many people. The people who are aware should help these people understand the situation.
Some people know that they are infected or have the chances of infection as they travelled to infected area. But then also, they are not maintaining social distancing. Even, they are hiding their travel history, their sickness.
People should be sensible enough to understand their social responsibility of keeping themselves and others safe. They should think that it will not only affect others but also their own family. They should take step and get themselves tested and if found positive, then take medication. This will keep them and also other people alive.
Also, there are many myths which are circulating in social media platforms, in people minds. My suggestion is people should take their decision based on facts and should not sway with the fake information. They should rely on the facts from trusted sites like WHO. There are many helplines also which government has started to help people, to solve their doubts on corona virus.
Various advisory are published by WHO:
- Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth without washing hands.
- Use tissue paper or handkerchief while sneezing and coughing and dispose it after use.
- Avoid hand shaking and close contact with any person.
- Wash your hands many times a day with alcohol contained sanitizer or soap.
- Avoid using dirty toilet or used toilet.
- Maintain social distancing around 1 meter with anyone.
- Please stay at home.
People around the world are in panic situation as many of the countries have declared complete lockdown of country. Lockdown means nobody should come out of their houses without proper reason. All shops are closed except for the necessary items like pharmacy, grocery and vegetable shop.
The most affected group from this lockdown are daily wage workers who work daily to earn and fill their stomach. Government has made startergies to ill their stomach. Also this lockdown has created anxiety in the people who are living away from their home as they are facing many challanges in getting food and also they are stressed about their family.
The whole world is in vain, everywhere there is negativity, everywhere there is fear. But there is positivity also, many people came forward to help others, providing food to needy people. Government has also taken many measures to control the situation, changed policies to make people feel relieved. Also, many people have recovered from this disease and scientist are trying their best to invent the medicine and vaccine for this disease.
COVID-19 outbreak will stop only and only when every single person on this planet will understand their responsibility and will act accordingly to keep themselves and others safe. People should maintain good hygiene, eat healthy foods to strengthen their immunity system. Wash hands frequently, maintain social distancing, be in respective homes, avoid going outside without reason, avoid meeting people, do exercise.
I just hope that COVID-19 pandemic should end as soon as possible and people start living happily on Earth as before.