The Q- and -A guide below is thorough and simplified. If you go through the under 5 minutes guide you will be at the expert level on issues Coronavirus.
And more importantly, you will be able to protect yourself and your loves better ❤️.
The knowledge is wholly not mine..All credit goes to Medical sources
My role here was research, compilation, and fact-checking with an instinct for truth and a feeling for what helpful.
In the guide: pregnancy, kids, technology, terms defined and much more.
Additional Sources :
Coronavirus: A guide to end all guides.
About washing hands and face covered way down ..
What’s social distancing.
It means stay away at least six feet from the nearest person.
Why is COD 19 more dangerous than ebola sars and other flues?
COvid 19 strains can stay in the air for hours and can stay alive for three days on the surface waiting to infect someone. Meaning :
if a person with Corona passes by spot A , and two hours later you pass by spot A you can get the virus. Plus what medics call a prodromal period of Corona can go up to two weeks -that is the time an infected person can go without showing symptoms.
How long will the social isolation take?
Most probably up to 90 days until the curve is flattened.
When are we getting a vaccine?
The technology is there and the strain is known. However, between preparation and approval and manufacture cannot take less than 12 months. That’s means the vaccine will not be in for this outbreak but during possible future re-occurrences.
Why the current strategy of preventing spread rather than cure?
This is called flattening the curve. The aim is to reduce spread as the World gets more prepared to deal with the flue.For example on getting prepared some countries are graduating nurses and doctors early.
As we will see below not all countries are following this strategy..
Is it true children under 9 years are immune?
Yes Their white cells are so aggressive and can fight it off .
Young children can become carriers . That means a kid cannot suffer the flue but a kid can pass it off to an adult.
Can a pregnant mother infect a baby?
Tests that were carried out in China with four mothers in the third trimester indicated no she cannot .
The flue causes more danger to a pregnant mother.If not pregnant yet [now this is my opinion as Kipaji ] postpone it-getting pregnant.And here’s why:
One because of prenatal clinics a mum has to go to the hospital and that poses an extra danger of getting the flue.In other words, pregnancy would make social distancing hard right ?
But if you’re pregnant wear a mask on every clinic visit and consult your doctor .please .don’t panic.
How are the country’s reacting differently?
A country like the Netherlands is preparing for herd immunization. Expose citizens to the virus to create immunity. This is called Herd Immunity,I believe.The downside is many will die.
What is flattening the curve?
Explained above.It is more about reducing or holding the spread of the virus low.
Why is washing hands important?
Washing hands with liquid soap are important as it prevents the virus on the surfaces you touch from invading you ..
Why not touch your face?
The virus cannot get to the body through the hands. They penetrate through the mucus membrane in the Eyes, Mouth, and Nose. That is why we are advised not to touch the face .
Keep your nails short to avoid biting
Apart from staying safe how can I help the medics on the front line ?
Spread the word . Some people are still stuck on superstations. Let them know it’s real and bad.
Can a healthy person with no history of disease be affected with Corona?
Yes in America a 29 year, I think, with no history of sickness is in ICU.
The difference is in young people it is not a respiratory part that is lethal but heart weakness [cardiomyopathy I believe it’s called ]
Is it true Black people have more immune?
This follows the assumption that it’s also a rich person’s disease. It’s totally bogus. The reason we have fewer cases in AFRICA Actually according to WHO boss is because the testing is not as robust.
If you have an history of flue its a good idea to get a Flue shot .
Asthmatic patients maybe in extra danger. Please follow the doctor’s instructions and always carry the inhaler with you .
What about our mobile phones?
Your phone should be the petri dish. Clean your phone and don’t carry it to bed .This is because the viruses can be stuck on the phone surface making hands cleaning a joke. Can you see the joke?wash hands touch phone get contaminated again ..
Don’t go to bed with your phone.
What’s the treatment for chronically Ill Corona patients?
How does Coronavirus spread ?is it airborne?
Through liquid droplets but …
If you’re infected and you don’t have a running nose or cough but liquid particles- maybe after sneezing or from your handkerchief land on the table,if I touch table I will be infected ..that is what makes washing hands that important AGAIN
What of Tracking technology?
Israel has a tracking app that enables a user to know if he has interacted with a person carrying the virus in a certain period. The app is controversial due to privacy concerns.
Hopefully, as we elect leaders in the future we will be keener.Let’s elect leaders who believe in Science and Medicine. Leaders who are not biased or Mythical.
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