When 2020 started, everyone was looking
forward to it. It was the start of a new decade, and almost everyone had their
own New Years’ resolution set in stone. Everyone thought that this was the year
they’re finally going to get control and start doing the things they love. For
some people, their new plans involved seeing their friends more often.
For other people, this was the resolution
to travel the world. Or at least visit a handful of new countries and places.
Some people wanted to work on themselves and start working out. However, no one
planned for what happened. From a small outbreak of a virus in the city of
Wuhan, COVID-19 began to spread around the world. Click here
to read more.
Now, many countries are entirely closing
their borders. It’s an invisible enemy that the entire world has to face
together. We all need to be healthy and keep being informed as much as we can.
Most people think that it’s just like the flu, but that’s wrong. It’s way more
infectious and dangerous. You need to know what it is, how to combat it, and
what to do.
There is still a discussion about whether viruses are living beings or not. That’s because they can only multiply in other organisms’ cells. They infect organic beings. That includes people, animals, birds, plants, and also bacteria.
We’ll try to explain it. When a virus comes
to a cell, it sticks to it and lets go of its genetic material. Then, this
genetic material enters the nucleus of the cell. When it does, it becomes the
new commander in the host cell. So, whatever the viral genetic code says,
that’s what’s going to happen.
It overrides the entire function and asks
for more viruses to be created. As soon as all of the material has been spent,
it sends the chief command. That’s self-destruction, and after that, there is a
myriad of other cells that get infected. This happens quite fast, and if you
get infected, you can reach billions of infected cells in as little as ten
days. Follow the link for more info: https://edition.cnn.com/2020/04/02/health/dj-conrad-buchanan-coronavirus-death/index.html
does it spread?
We still don’t know everything, and
researchers are spending day and night to figure it out. However, we do know
how it spreads. Most of the time, it happens through the air, and via touching
contaminated objects. Since we can’t see what surfaces are infected, we tend to
touch our face, and it enters our respiratory tract.
As soon as that happens, the coronavirus
starts to multiply. But, our bodies have an immune system to combat any harmful
particles that enter. However, this particular enemy can infect our immune
cells too. This can wreak havoc inside the lungs. The immune system can destroy
everything it sets its mind to. The mutated coronavirus interferes with the
work of this system.
This causes our own body to attack itself.
While attacking contaminated viral particles, it also attacks healthy, working
cells. This makes our bodies more susceptible to bacteria. To make things
clearer, three things are happening at the same time.
The first thing is that the coronavirus is
multiplying inside our lungs. The second thing is that our immune system
attacks both healthy and infected cells. And the third thing is that bacteria
starts to invade our body. Since the immune system is weaker, and our energy
stores are getting lower and lower, bacteria can cause pneumonia. Read
here for more info.
This is why every country in the world is
looking for respirators. A large number of people are getting it, and we have a
limited amount of resources to battle a common enemy. Older people have
weakened organisms; that’s why they have a higher chance of death from it.
should you do about it?
There are two ways that a disease like this
one can develop. The first one is a fast spread, and the second one is a slow
spread. A fast spread causes a ton of people to get infected, which will
overwhelm all hospitals and resources. This will cause doctors to pick who gets
treated and who doesn’t. In situations like these, a slow spread is the better
way to go.
This way, everyone will get a chance to get
treated, and the mortality rate will be much lower. The best thing that you can
do is to limit your contact with people and to go outside. If everyone sticks
to it, there are reports that it will go away in less than a few months. In the
other case, it might last for a year or more.
is the world going to be affected by it?
Since this is a global matter, the World
Health Organization (WHO) has proclaimed this time as a worldwide pandemic. The
entire economy is taking a blow too. Stocks are plummeting, and many people are
wondering whether or not they are going to lose their jobs. There are also
predictions for coronavirus
and mortgage rates. The main predictions now are that they’re going to
plummet along with the market.
to protect yourself?
The best way to protect yourself is to wash
your hands. It’s everywhere on the media, and that’s because it helps. We can’t
resist touching our faces, and the virus mainly spreads through the hands.
Soaps have an excellent property because they kill off the dangerous particles
and break away their bonds.
The optimal time to wash your hands is
around thirty seconds. That’s how much it takes to sing Happy Birthday. In any
case, you should clean as if you’ve just cut a chilly pepper, and now you need
to touch your eyes. Limit your contact with people outside. And if possible,
work from home. If you need to go out, do it shortly and efficiently. Wear a mask
and gloves and protect yourself at all times.
About The Author
Vipul is a professional blogger and online advertiser based out of Bengaluru, India. Always in a quest for new ways to make money, Vipul detail out all possible opportunities that can help anyone to earn passive income online. You can connect on Twitter, Linkedin & Facebook