Coronavirus Precautions: How To Protect Yourself From COVID-19
Second Wave Of COVID-19: How To Be Safe And Protect Yourself From Coronavirus New Strain
Coronavirus is an infectious virus that has gripped nations across the globe in its deadly talons. Countries like the USA, Italy, Spain, The UK are under stress with the spread of their confirmed cases and death tolls. The tolls are increasing day by day. The disease is also spreading across India, with Maharashtra, Karnataka being the worst affected.
What Is Coronavirus or COVID-19?
COVID-19 is a new strain from the Coronaviruses (CoV) family that has been recently identified. A coronavirus identified in 2019, SARS-CoV-2, has caused a pandemic of respiratory illness, called COVID-19. The new virus is quite severe and has caused millions of deaths worldwide and lasting health problems in some who have survived the illness. The first case of COVID-19 was reported on Dec. 1, 2019.
Origin Of Coronavirus:
The super spreader is said to have originated from the Chinese city of Wuhan in 2020.
Incubation Period Of COVID-19:
Symptoms show up in people within two to 14 days of exposure to the virus. A person infected with the coronavirus is contagious to others for up to two days before symptoms appear. They will remain contagious to others for 10 to 20 days, depending upon the severity of their illness.
If you are diagnosed with COVID-19 do not panic self isolate yourself. If symptoms keep on increasing, talk to your doctor and immediately be rush to your nearest hospital.
How Does It Spread?
COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by the recently discovered coronavirus. The fatal virus spreads through droplets of saliva or nose discharge when an infected person coughs or sneezes. But as per recent reports, the new strain may be airborne. It can spread through fine infected droplets that remain suspended in the air. They are mostly found in air-conditioned offices, AC cabs-buses, shopping malls, and theatres.
COVID-19 symptoms include:
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath
- Muscle or body aches
- Sore throat
- Loss of taste or smell
- Nausea or vomiting
- Congestion or runny nose
Some have mild COVID-19 illness whereas some are asymptomatic. But in some cases, the symptoms are quite severe and can lead to respiratory failure, lung and heart muscle damage, kidney failure, or death.
How To Protect Yourself From COVID-19:
Though governments have started vaccination drives to protect the citizens. The cases are still on a rise across the nation. Amid the fears of the fresh surge in Covid-19 cases, how can you protect yourself? Here are some tips to protect yourself and your near and dear ones from catching and spreading the virus.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick, coughing, or sneezing.
- Use a facemask when in crowded areas
- Keep a distance of 6 feet from others when out of the house.
- Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
- Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 70% alcohol while travelling
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
- Clean frequently touched surfaces such as tabletops, phones, doorknobs
- Avoid sharing personal items like glasses, dishes, etc.
- Do not eat raw or undercooked animal products
- Closed spaces with central air-conditioning like offices, malls, etc should be avoided..
- Ensure proper nutrition through a balanced diet,
- Maintain hydration with plenty of fluids,
- Boost immunity through fresh fruit juices, herbal drinks, and turmeric milk.
- Daily exercise and meditation.
Here are some effective ways of Boosting Immunity:
● Immunity-Boosting Food:
Immunity-boosting foods such as broccoli and spinach If consumed regularly could result in effective prevention against COVID-19.
● Sleep adequately:-
Seep at least eight hours a day to boost immunity.
● Drink Kaada:
Mix honey, ginger, turmeric, and lemon in warm water and drink it. It is one of the best ways to boost your immunity.
● Regular Exercise:
Do some regular exercise such as yoga as a daily routine.
● Gargle with warm water:
It will clear & relieve a sore or scratchy throat.
● Eat fruits:
Fruits are highly recommended by Ayurveda as immunity boosters.
Vaccines are now authorized to prevent infection that causes COVID-19. The government of many countries has started a vaccination drive. It is being administered to people as a precaution against covid 19. India is doing the same they are vaccinating people from 18 to more than 70 years old as precautionary measures.