Known and Unknown Facts You Should Know About COVID 19
In current times, there is increased education and awareness on the COVID 19 pandemic. Most people are much aware that it exists and have seen the infections spread and kill people right in front of their eyes. However, there are still facts that are unclear to people. This is more or less a lack of proper knowledge.
It’s a known fact that COVID 19 was first experienced in China in December 2019 and spread to the world in early 2020 and it’s a virus that affects the respiratory systems. Its symptoms include coughing, fever, fatigue, difficulties in breathing, and sneezing. It spreads when droplets of a sneeze or cough are in contact with another person. The virus has already undergone a mutation process and is much worse than when it first strikes, from the SARS-CoV-2 to the current delta variant. (Krause, N, at el 2020)
The best ways recommended for protection getting vaccinated, wearing a mask at all times, keeping your hands clean by sanitizing, and practicing physical distancing. Effective hand sanitizers contain alcohol, which is formulated to be safe for use on hands and cannot be drunk under any condition. Other disinfectants, soaps, and bleach with the help of hot water are important steps in preventing the spread of the virus. Washing surfaces with these kills the virus on surfaces and constant cleaning is advised. Covid 19 can be infected by all people the old and the young. Children have high immunity levels but are at risk as same as anybody else, as well transmit the disease. Currently, there are no vaccines approved for children under the age of 12 years. All available COVID-19 vaccines have been authorized by the World Health Organization (WHO), and are safe for consumption for the recommended ages. (Howard, J, et al, 2020). AstraZeneca vaccine, Moderna vaccines, and Johnson and Johnson vaccine are among the available vaccines and most used. The vaccination process is ongoing and there are hopes that in a few years to come everybody will be vaccinated making the world a step closer to stopping the spread.
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