What You Need to Know About Covid-19

By Ivan, Jason, and Alex

 

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We are going to teach you everything you need to know about the Coronavirus that is caused by the SARS-COV-19 virus. Covid-19 is a recent disease that is presenting a worldwide threat. However, how did this happen? This article about Covid-19 includes facts about it and how to defend yourself and others from it.

Surprisingly, Covid-19 is not an extremely dangerous disease statistic - wise. The flu kills more people (around 61,000) on average than Covid-19 (only 16,000!). So, why is it such a threat to society? This is because Covid-19 is a newer disease. There are many vaccines to diseases that have existed for a while, but since Covid-19 is so new, there are few vaccinations for it. It is also unfortunately a very contagious disease, so many people get infected very quickly. On average, for every person who gets infected, they will infect another 2-3 people according to Just How Contagious Is Covid-19 by PopSci, making the infections grow exponentially.

Also, it is quite tricky to identify. Some symptoms of the virus include fever, cough, fatigue, headache, and a sore throat. You should keep in mind though that there are many symptoms, and more are being discovered right now. For more information, check out the link https://www.who.int/health-topics/coronavirus#tab=tab_1 or the link Along with that, many Covid-19 cases reported not having any symptoms at all. This makes it difficult to track and therefore harder to prevent new cases.

There are several ways for you to stay safe from Covid-19. The WHO organization says a lot about Covid-19 and has many pieces of advice about Covid-19 prevention. For example, it states that stay at least 1 meter from other people. This rule applies even if they are not infected. Another piece of great advice is that you should ventilate your homes and stay home if you are feeling unwell or sick.

You can also get vaccinated, stay a meter apart from another person, even if they are not infected, wear a mask if distancing is not ideal or in badly ventilated places, pick open and ventilated places over closed places, open a window if you are inside and wash your hands with soap and water and use things like hand wipes and other cleaning items, cover your nose or mouth when you sneeze or cough, and if you don’t feel good, you should isolate yourself until it is confirmed that you are not positive, as advised by the WHO organization.

Covid has affected our lives in both good and bad ways, but armed with the knowledge of how covid spreads, we hope that you can only be affected by covid in the good ways and stay healthy during the time of the Covid-19, or you may now know it as SARS-CoV-2 virus.

 

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