COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by the latest discovered coronavirus. COVID-19 has many different strains which can cause various illnesses from common cold to more severe illness like lung failure. We might think that coronavirus is new but it was first identified in 1960, which was classified as a substantial percentage of upper respiratory tract infections in infants. The current variant of coronavirus .i.e COVID-19 was first discovered in December 2019 in the Wuhan province of China.
COVID-19 attacks in different ways on different people. In most cases, people affected by coronavirus have mild to no symptoms and recover on their own, without any requirement of a hospital or doctor.
Most common symptoms of COVID-19 are:
2. Dry cough
Moderate symptoms of COVID-19 are:
1. Sore throat
3. Body Pain
5. No smell or taste
6. Joint pain
7. Skin rash
More Serious Symptoms of COVID-19:
1. Problem in breathing
2. Shortness of breath
3. Pain in chest
4. Blurry vision and loss of speech
We suggest if you have any of the above serious symptoms then you must immediately seek medical help.
Normally it takes one week to recover from a virus but in some cases, it can take up to two weeks to recover from COVID-19.
Coronavirus can just be a common cold for most people but in some cases, it has proven to be a deadly disease. More than 3 million people around the globe have lost their lives to this virus. So, we suggest that everyone should take below precautions recommended by WHO to prevent themselves and those around you from COVID-19.
1. Wash your hand with soap or use an alcohol-based sanitiser.
2. Maintain social distancing (atleast 1-meter distance).
3. Don’t touch your face without washing or sanitising your hands.
4. While sneezing or coughing, cover your nose and mouth.
5. Stay home if not necessary. Avoid unnecessary travel.
6. Stop smoking and other harmful activities which affect your lungs.
7. Eat healthily and work out daily.
Here is the big QUESTION. Does the mask really protect you from coronavirus and does it prevent the transmission of COVID-19 from one person to another.
Most governments around the world are putting lots of emphasis on wearing a mask to protect you from coronavirus. People around the world are being fined for not wearing a mask in public places. BUT does the mask really work?
Before answering this question we need to understand that the size of COVID-19 particle is somewhere between 9 to 14 nanometer which is 1/100000 the size of 1 millimetre. So all the fancy masks we wear are completely useless to stop coronavirus particles. These fancy masks are doing more harm than good to us. These masks only help us to stop the dust particles which makes our immune system strong. But on other hand, they limit our oxygen supply because when we breathe oxygen and release carbon dioxide, these fancy masks build a pocket of carbon dioxide in the mask and force us to breathe carbon dioxide instead of oxygen. Which in the long term affect our immune system and can cause fatigue and shortness of breath.
To be perfectly clear we are not anti-mask. And we strongly recommend you wear a mask in public but not those fancy masks you see 90% of people wearing on the street. We recommend you wear a proper N95 mask which not only prevents dust particles but also have a port to help prevention of creating a carbon dioxide pocket in your mask. A good N95 mask helps boost your immune system and because of its multi-layers, it prevents the transmission of COVID-19 to some extent.
We hope you find this blog helpful. We wish you all good health and safety from coronavirus. Please feel free to let us know what you think about this blog in the comment box below.
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