Things You Should Know about CoVid-19

Mar 17, 2020 | Health & Fitness | 28 comments

Coronavirus or Covid 19 or NCov-19 is a flu-like disease.

It is known to have started at a seafood market in Wuhan providing in China. Affecting thousands and killing over 2700 people and still ticking. This disease is found to have spiraled and only has spread rapidly outside China.

Infections have been reported in Italy, Iran and South Korea and in very less time, all the continents, except Antarctica are suffering from it. Many countries including the United States of America have imposed travel restrictions to curb its further spread. The World Health Organization has declared it to be a worldwide public health emergency. Travelers going back to their respective countries are being quarantined on arrival for 14 days to prevent further outbreak.

Knowing about the virus in detail can help you and your family to stay protected.

What is Covid 19?

It belongs to a large virus family, causing illnesses like SARS, common cold and MERS.

Symptoms experienced

Symptoms of CoVid-19 are similar to flu. After infection, the duration for symptoms to appear is still unknown. WHO suggests it to appear about 2 to 10 days. Some infected are found to not show any unwell feeling or any kind of symptoms. The symptoms generally include the following:

  • Sore throat
  • Runny nose &/or nasal congestion
  • Pains & aches
  • Tiredness
  • Dry coughing
  • Fever

Who might get infected?

From this virus, children are suggested to be safe. The majority infected still now are adults and patients less than 20 years age comprised just 2.1%. Illness is found to be more severe among people of 60 years & above, including those suffering from pre-existing medical conditions like heart disease, diabetes, and asthma, etc.

How this virus spreads?

It is similar to flu and is contagious, which means the infected person spreads it to others by droplets. Spreading of droplet-spread disease is carried out by close personal contact, sneezing, and coughing. This disease may also be contracted if you touch any surface or object having viral particles and then touching your eyes, nose or mouth.

How to avoid spreading & catching CoVid-19?

If feeling sick, avoid going to work. Employers also should try to decentralize work, allowing employees to work from their respective homes. Doing so will help you and your employer/employees to avoid the crowd at public transport and at the office and be safe. Also, workplace productivity will not be affected much. You can also review your sick day policy or paid time off to stay safe and avoid contracting anyone infected with this virus.

Wash your hands at regular intervals and do not miss out on this safety aspect.

Since the CoVid-19 spread similar to common flu, you need to undertake the same precautions like that of when you suffer from ordinary virus or flu. Try not to touch your mouth or nose with your bare hands. If you feel like coughing or sneezing, use clean, disposable napkin or cloth for the purpose. Avoid those people who are suffering from viral and flu-like symptoms to be on the safe side. Do not share your utensils or other things of daily use with such infected people.

Avoid wearing a mask unless you display flu symptoms, going out in a crowd or health care worker. Being healthy, using a mask is not likely to help much in many situations as you will require a new one every time you venture out. The panic caused CoVid-19 has made people go on a shopping spree, thus creating an unwanted situation of shortage of masks in the market. The healthcare professionals do require the most as they are the ones working closely with the infected people.

But if you sneeze or cough, then wearing a mask is likely to help you to prevent sharing this infection with others.

If your company deals in product components or products manufactured in the affected regions. Then it will be a smart decision to stockpile some than what is normally required. This is more so, if the widespread disruption is noticed in manufacturing with further spreading and continuing of this disease. Similarly at home, you can have extra supplies of goods so that you do not have to go out frequently.

Following these activities will help you & your family to avoid contracting CoVid-19.

Also do avoid heavy traffic areas, public transport and visiting other places where this disease has been reported to have affected people. Even schools have been voluntarily or as per government directions have declared extended holidays to ensure children are safe.

Should face mask be used?

Its effectiveness is still doubted by virologists. Evidence does suggest that its usage helps avoid hand to mouth transmissions.

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28 Comments

  1. Pedro de Leon

    I am really praying and hoping that COVID-19 will end very soon.

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    • Mommy Rockin' In Style

      True…Let us all pray.

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  2. Kathy Kenny Ngo

    I didn’t know diarrhoea was a symptom. IT was never mentioned here in my country.

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  3. Lyosha

    Great article for these stressful times! I do feel better reading you reasoning

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    • Mommy Rockin' In Style

      Thanks 🙂

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  4. Rania Abdulla

    It’s worrisome for those of us who have elderly parents knowing that they are exposed to this and might be impacted. I hope everyone takes care and stays safe.

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    • Mommy Rockin' In Style

      Stay safe and let us all pray.

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  5. Charlene

    There is such great information here! Thanks for keeping us informed!

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    • Mommy Rockin' In Style

      Welcome

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      • twinmama sarah

        Haysss..the symptoms are just like flu like but it is deadly,sobrang big impact na ang ginawa ng virus na ito not just sa mga tao,but sa economy all are suffering .Praying hard na di na lumala pa,we can get through this eventually but please cooperate and follow and obey the rules

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  6. Marysa

    Our area has been hit hard, and I actually think we won’t have any more of this school year. It is such a tough time especially with all the unknowns.

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    • Mommy Rockin' In Style

      Yes it is really but we need to trust HIM. Let us all pray.

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  7. Nate

    Thank you for this! I wish this will end soon.

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    • Mommy Rockin' In Style

      Welcome

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  8. Gervin Khan

    In this times of troubles as everybody is scare and fear for their love ones. We should get all the information we need to protect our family to this plague spreading throughout the globe.

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    • Mommy Rockin' In Style

      Correct 🙂

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  9. Alexa Moffitt

    This is so important, thanks for sharing this.

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    • Mommy Rockin' In Style

      Welcome

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  10. aisasami

    COVID-19 here in Japan isn’t as scary as it seems in other countries. Things have been on semi-lockdown but we still have to go to work and do things. Graduations happened this weekend for all types of schools, but with limited numbers. Time will tell if Japan is being too easy on the virus or not.

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    • Mommy Rockin' In Style

      Stay safe.

      Reply
  11. Pedro

    Great post.
    There’s a lot of misinformation about the coronavirus pandemic and it’s great to find an article that sticks to the facts.
    These are truly difficult times such as we have not experienced since world war 2. But it shall come to pass!
    Thanks for sharing

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    • Mommy Rockin' In Style

      Welcome

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  12. Maartje van Sandwijk

    These are such crazy times! Everyone should try to stay safe as much as possible!

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    • Mommy Rockin' In Style

      True…

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  13. Ramiella Keira Infante

    Nakakatakot sna matapos na itong COVID-19 kawawa nmn mga bata.

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  14. World In Eyes

    Thanks you so much for sharing safety measures, staying at home is the primary responsibility of every citizen this time…

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    • Mommy Rockin' In Style

      Welcome

      Reply
  15. @chelseagilson

    Phew. I’m so glad stomach pain and nausea isn’t a symptom because I’ve been feeling that and worried it’s covid19!

    Reply

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