The coronavirus-caused disease Covid-19 has emerged as a global epidemic. But there is a lack of awareness around the world.
Contradictory, misleading information is floating on social media. In densely populated areas, the health risk is higher than in many other countries. Therefore, much data in this article taken from the World Health Organization website to raise public awareness of coronavirus prevention.
Since the global epidemic is a variable matter, some of these suggestions may change once new scientific data on the coronavirus is available. In that case, conscious readers should keep a close eye on the World Health Organization’s website for live updates and necessary information and Blog4Today’s website.
The necessary protective measures to be taken against the new coronavirus
Stay tuned for the latest information on the outbreak of Covid-19. This information can be found on the World Health Organization’s website, in the media, and your national and local public health authorities. Most people who become infected get better after a temporary illness. But for many, the infection can be fatal. So take care of yourself and protect others by following the tips below.
Practice washing your hands frequently.
Regularly clean your hands frequently with sanitizer or soap and water.
If you have viruses on your hands, if you clean your hands with soap and water or sanitizer, they will die.
Maintain social distance
Keep a distance of 1 meter (3 feet) between you and anyone who sneezes or coughs.
When someone sneezes or coughs, small drops of fluid spread from their nose and mouth. It may contain a virus. If you are too close to it, these droplets can go inside with your breathing. If the person who is coughing is sick, those drops may contain the Covid-19 virus.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
Avoid touching your nose, mouth, and eyes with your hands.
Your hands touch different places and can pick up the virus. Once infected, the virus can spread from your hands to your eyes, nose, or mouth.
From there, the virus can enter your body. And it can make you sick.
Practice healthy manners when it comes to breathing
Make sure you and the people around you practice healthy manners; when breathing, bending your elbows to cover your face with your hands, or using facial tissue when coughing or sneezing. Then immediately throw the used tissue in the dustbin.
Small drops of liquid can spread the virus. By practicing healthy manners in breathing, you can protect the people from infections like Cold, Flu, and Covid-19.
If you have a fever, runny-cough, or difficulty breathing, see a doctor right away.
If the body does not feel good, stay at home. However, if you have a fever or a cold-cough or have difficulty breathing, seek medical attention immediately. Follow local health authority guidelines.
National and local health authorities know best what the current situation is in your area. It will be easier for the person to give you health care to get you to the right health center if you contact quickly. As well as protecting you, it will also prevent the spread of viruses and other infections.
Be aware and follow the advice of the person who gives you regular health care.
Keep an eye on the latest news of Covid-19. Follow the advice of your national and local health authorities and healthcare provider to protect yourself and others from Covid-19.
National and local health authorities will be able to give you the best information on whether Covid-19 has spread in your area. They will also be able to provide you with the best advice on what people in your area should do to protect themselves.
Defensive measures for people who are in a place where the Covid-19 is spreading, or have been there recently (in the last 14 days)
- Follow the directions above.
- If mild symptoms such as headaches and mild fluid retention in the nose also occur, and if you feel sick because of it, stay home.
Surviving contact with others and going to health centers will help these centers work more efficiently, and protect you and others from Covid-19 and other viruses.
- Seek medical attention immediately if you have a fever, runny nose, cough, or difficulty breathing. These can be a matter of respiratory infections or other serious health risks. Get in touch quickly with someone who gives you regular health care. Let him know if you’ve recently traveled somewhere or if you’ve met a traveler.
It will be easier for the person who is providing you health care to get you to the right health center if you contact quickly. It will also help prevent the possible spread of Covid-19 and other viruses.
In the context of mask use,
When to wear a mask?
Initially, the opinion of the World Health Organization was-
- If you are healthy, you will need to wear a mask only in one case – if you are in charge of caring for someone who is suspected of having Covid-19.
- If you have sneezing or runny nose.
- In addition to cleaning your hands with soap and water or sanitizer, wearing a mask will only help.
- If you wear a mask, you need to know exactly how to apply it and remove it.
Subsequently, the World Health Organization, based on the results of various studies, emphasized the use of masks to reduce the risk of infection and recommended the use of masks in public places.
How to wear a mask, use it, take it off, and throw it away
- Wash your hands with soap and water or sanitizer before wearing the mask.
- Cover nose and mouth with a mask and make sure there is no gap between your face and mask.
- Do not touch the mask with your hands while lying on your face. If you must, clean your hands with soap and water or sanitizer.
- When it gets dirty, take off the old mask and wear a new one. Avoid using one-time-use masks repeatedly.
- In case of removing the mask, open from the back (do not touch the front part). Throw it in the garbage bucket or basket. Wash your hands with soap and water or sanitizer.
Some common Rumors and Facts about Coronavirus
Rumor – Covid-19 does not spread in hot and humid weather.
Reality – So far, no evidence has been found for this idea. Coronavirus can spread to any area, even in areas where the weather is hot and humid.
Rumor – Coronavirus dies in cold weather or snow.
Reality – There is no reason to believe that cold weather can kill a new coronavirus or cure other illnesses. The normal temperature of the human body ranges from 36.5 degrees Celsius to 37 degrees Celsius. It is not affected by external temperature or weather.
Rumors – Coronavirus can be prevented by bathing in hot water.
Reality – No, you can’t. Regardless of the water temperature used during the bath, your normal body temperature will remain from 36.5 degrees Celsius to 36 degrees Celsius. Taking a bath with boiling water can damage your body can burn the body.
Rumor – Mosquitoes spread the new coronavirus.
Reality – So far, no evidence has been found for this idea.
Rumor – Hand dryers are effective in killing coronaviruses.
Reality – No, Not effective.
Rumor – UV lamps can kill the new coronavirus.
Reality – No. Rather it is harmful to the skin because UV lamp emits radioactivity.
Rumor – Thermal scanners can be used to detect new coronaviruses.
Reality – Partial truth. Thermal scanners are only used to identify people who have developed a fever due to being infected with the novel coronavirus. But even though the fever has not yet risen, the thermal scanner cannot detect anyone.
Rumor – Spraying alcohol or chlorine all over the body kills the novel coronavirus.
Reality – No, don’t die. Alcohol or chlorine cannot kill the viruses that have already entered your body. Spraying these on the eyes or clothes can be rather harmful. Remember, alcohol or chlorine plays a role in preventing infection, but should use in the right direction.
Rumor – Pneumonia vaccine protects against the new coronavirus.
Reality – No, Pneumonia or any other disease vaccine will not save from the new coronavirus. The virus is so new and different, that’s why a new vaccine is needed.
Researchers are trying to find a vaccine for the new coronavirus, and the World Health Organization is helping them.
Rumors – Regular application of saline to the nose can prevent new coronavirus infections.
Reality – So far, No evidence has been found for this idea.
Rumors – Eating garlic can prevent new coronavirus infections.
Reality – Garlic is a portion of healthy food. It also has some antimicrobial properties. But no evidence from the current outbreak that eating garlic can prevent new coronavirus infections.
Rumor – The new coronavirus will only infect older people.
Reality – People of any age can be infected with the new coronavirus.
However, older people with asthma, diabetes, and heart disease are at higher risk and may become seriously ill if infected. The World Health Organization recommends that people of all ages protect themselves from the virus. For example, hand hygiene and hygiene practices mentioned above.
Rumors – Coronavirus can be prevented by taking Antibiotics, or the disease will get better even if infected.
Reality – No. Antibiotics do not work against the virus. These only work against bacteria.
Rumors – New coronavirus prevention or treatment drugs have arrived.
Reality – Not yet.
People infected with the virus need proper care. Sick people need maximum support services. There are some specific medical investigations, the effectiveness of which is being tested through clinical trials. The World Health Organization (WHO) is working with several partner organizations in research and development (R&D).