Myths, Misconceptions, and Truth about COVID 19, How to Control COVID 19, Methods of preventing COVID 19

COVID 19
COVID 19

There have been a lot of speculations about black people not contracting and dying from Coronavirus. This is NOT TRUE. Every human being can contract the virus regardless of gender, race, skin color, religion, etc. As the virus spreads like wildfire in gatherings and public places, some people across the world are still believing that Coronavirus is not a normal virus but a demon and they need to go to religious places to pray and cast it out.

A big number of black Americans have died from Coronavirus in the United States that shut the hoax that black people are not contracting the virus. Religious leaders have also succumbed to the virus after ignoring the call to avoid gathering and worship places. Just as they believe God is everywhere, He is not limited in worship places and therefore they should follow the measures put up in an effort to fight the global pandemic.

Corona Virus also Known as COVID-19 originated in a laboratory in Wuhan, China —  and not naturally in wildlife — has emerged as an explosive claim pitting scientists, who remain skeptical of the claim, against Trump administration officials, who have rallied around the theory as the White House turns to deflect attention away from criticism it faltered in its handling of the outbreak and casting blame onto China; here’s a timeline laying out the progression of the theory:

People without knowledge about Coronavirus will not understand that after contracting the virus one can stay up to 14 DAYS before showing symptoms. This means that you are putting your entire family, close people, friends, and workmates at a very high risk. When staying at home orders are put by the government, it’s not for the benefit of it, it’s for everyone’s benefit and everyone should obey since Coronavirus has no cure and no vaccine yet.

The disease(Corona Virus) is most contagious when a person’s symptoms are at its final stage. However, it is possible for someone without symptoms, a person who has not shown any signs of the illness to spread the virus. A new study suggests that 10% of infections are from people exhibiting no symptoms.

The old people we love our parents and grandparents, Coronavirus can be more dangerous to them. Also people with underlying health conditions, for example, asthma, heart conditions, or untreated HIV can likely develop serious symptoms. Exposing ourselves or people we live with these conditions we are likely to lose them to the virus.

What to do – How to prevent the spread of COVID 19

They say prevention is better than cure, and the cure for Coronavirus is yet to be developed that means if we don’t take serious preventive measures on the effort to fight the spread of the virus, our lives are at stake. WHO released a report on “what to do” in order to stop the spread of COVID 19.

  • Clean your hands often. Use soap and water, or an alcohol-based hand rub. When soap is not available, use a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid touching the face before washing the hands.
  • Maintain a safe distance from anyone who is coughing or sneezing. Don’t touch your eyes, nose, or mouth.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with your bent elbow or a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Stay home if you feel unwell.
  • If you have a fever, cough, and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention. Call in advance.
  • Follow the directions of your local health authority.
  • Avoiding unneeded visits to medical facilities allows healthcare systems to operate more effectively, therefore protecting you and others.
  • When you have any signs or symptoms described above one can quarantine themselves and contact the Emergency service especially the hospital to seek more instructions.

Coronaviruses are common in certain species of animals, such as cattle and camels. Although the transmission of coronaviruses from animals to humans is at least rare, It was also said that it likely came from bats, although another one study suggests that the pangolins may be the origin.

The CDC (The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) has recommended that all people wear cloth face masks in public places and in cars, where in most cases it is difficult to maintain a meter distance from others. The wearing of masks will also help slow the spread of the virus from asymptomatic people and people who do not know that they have contracted it.

Wearing of Masks to prevent the spread of COVID 19

All of the people should wear cloth face masks while continuing to practice Social distancing. The people have also been instructed to put on a specific mask that will protect them especially,  It is critical that surgical masks and N95 respirators are reserved for healthcare workers.

The disease(Corona Virus) is most contagious when a person’s symptoms are at its final stage. However, it is possible for someone without symptoms, a person who has not shown any signs of the illness to spread the virus. A new study suggests that 10% of infections are from people exhibiting no symptoms.

The Droplets containing the virus can also land on nearby surfaces or objects. Other people can pick up the virus by touching these surfaces or objects. Infection is likely if the person then touches their nose, eyes, or mouth.

Measures Taken to prevent the spread of COVID 19

The best and easy way to prevent the virus from spreading is by avoiding close contact with people with COVID-19 and washing the hands regularly. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend washing the hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds per time. This is particularly important after being in public places.

The Government and other organizations are also taking measures to stop the spread of SARS-CoV-2. People affected by COVID-19 are supposed to stay at home and avoid contact with other people to prevent the illness from spreading. They should Keep surrounding surfaces as clean as possible and avoid sharing household items.

They should also stop gathering in nonimportant meetings that may lead to the contraction of the disease. They should also stop house parties in which it may lead to many contractions and even make it easier for the spread of it to other people and later lead to death.

Note: Always cover the mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing. Face masks are generally necessary for people who have the illness. Anyone who has regular contact with people with COVID-19 should also wear a face mask.