Staying Safe with COVID 19 Prevention

COVID 19 Prevention

Learn what is COVID 19, What symptoms to look for, how to avoid getting yourself and your family sick.

What is COVID 19?

The new Corona Virus that emerged in 2019, called SARS -CoV-2, and was found in China. It is a new Corona Virus that has not been previously discovered in humans. The condition caused by this virus is named COVID-2019. COVID 19 is a viral disease that manifests with flu-like symptoms. It spreads rapidly, both humans and animals can become infected. In some cases, it can lead to more severe respiratory complications or death.

Origin of COVID 19

COVID 19

Learn what is COVID 19, What symptoms to look for, how to avoid getting yourself and your family sick.

Corona Virus circulates between animals, but some of them can pass to humans. Many animals are corona viruses carriers. For example, Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) corona virus came from camels. SARS originates from a cat-related animal. The new COVID 19 is genetically very much related to the 2003 SARS virus, and the two viruses have similar symptoms, although information on this virus is still incomplete. SARS appeared in China in late 2002. In the eight months, 33 countries recorded more than 8,000 events of SARS illness. The percentage of deaths was quite large, one in ten people died. The two viruses are very different, and they behave differently, although COVID 19 and flu viruses are transferred from person to person and may have similar symptoms.

COVID 19 Symtoms

As far as is known, the virus can cause flu-like symptoms such as:
  • Fever
  • Coughing
  • Short breath
  • Muscle pain
  • Fatigue
In some cases, severe pneumonia, shortness of breath, and sepsis can cause death. People with chronic illnesses are more susceptible to severe infection by COVID-19.

Daily infection rates

You can get up to date infection information for the United States https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-updates/cases-in-us.html

Who is most at risk?

Elderly people and chronically ill (high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, liver disease, and respiratory diseases) are at higher risk of developing a more serious COVID-19 infection.

How can I avoid getting Covid 19?

COVID 19 Prevention can be done by minimize the number of times you go on the road per week. This will reduce the number of times you could possibly be exposed to COVID 19. If you need to go to public places like Supermarkets, parks etc.., then practice social distancing, wear a mask, travel with hand sanitizer and make sure to use it after touching items like money, doors etc. Make sure to wash your hands regularly with soap and water for a minimum of 20 seconds. When ordering food from Restaurants make sure to have them leave the food at the front door. Try not to order items that are not cooked and that requires preparation like sauces and fountain drinks. Dispose of boxes bags etc after collecting your food and make sure to clean the area that the food container came in contact with. Microwave the food before eating and you are all set. You can secure your home by leaving your shoes at your front door or in your garage. Wiping down all door handles and food before taking it into your home.  Try to be proactive with the security of yourself and your family. If the restrictions for travel in your country are relaxed and you have to go on the road for work etc.. then try top practice the recommendations given above. STAY SAFE!

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