Protect Yourself from Corona Virus! Stay Informed & Prepared! Prevention through health hygiene is essential. Spread the right information. #Coronavirus #Covid19 #TogetherWeCan
What is Corona Virus?
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses which may cause illness in animals or humans. In humans, several coronaviruses are known to cause respiratory infections ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). The most recently discovered coronavirus causes coronavirus disease COVID-19.
We tell you how we all can battle this deadly virus & more info about the current situation.
Wash your hands frequently
Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water. Why? Washing your hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand rub kills viruses that may be on your hands.
Why Soap is the cheap & best way to kill it?
Just water is not enough for the skin cling COVID19. The corona virus is an enveloped self-assembled nanoparticle in which the weakest link is the lipid (fatty) bilayer. Soap effectively dissolves the fat membrane and the virus falls apart or breaks. It dies – or rather, we should say it becomes inactive as viruses aren’t really alive. Soap molecules are pin-shaped with a head that is water-loving (hydrophilic) and a tail that is oil-loving (oleophilic). Being oleophilic, the tail portion of the molecule tends to have an affinity for and ‘competes’ with the lipids in the virus envelope. Since the chemical bonds holding the virus together are not very strong, the long oleophilic tail gets inserted into the envelope and tends to have a ‘crowbar’ effect that breaks the lipid envelope of the virus. The tail also competes with the bond that binds the RNA and the lipid envelop thus dissolving the virus into its components which are then removed by water.
How does it spread?
When an infected person or the carrier coughs, or sneezes tiny droplets from the airways can fly up to 10 metres. The larger ones are thought to be the main coronavirus carriers and they can go at least two metres. To infect a human host, viruses must be able to gain entry into individual human cells. The virus gains entry through the host’s nostrils, mouth or eye cells & reaches lungs. Virus use these cells' machinery to produce copies of themselves, which then spill out and spread to new cells.
Contaminated Surface Spread
The virus may be contracted by touching infected surface. The tiny viral droplets end on surfaces and often dry out quickly. But the viruses remain active. Human skin is an ideal surface for a virus. It is “organic” and the proteins and fatty acids in the dead cells on the surface interact with the virus.
Till date there is not any news about community transmission in India. Community spread means people have been infected with the virus in an area, including some who are not sure how or where they became infected.
Where are we? The stages I, II, & III of COVID19 in India
Experts at the ICMR said there were four states of the disease. Stage-1 is getting imported cases, stage-2 is local transmission, stage-3 is community transmission and stage-4 is when it turns into an epidemic.
Currently, India is on stage two of the coronavirus transmission, where the number of cases is rising unprecedently every day. The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) is checking if the possibility of India entering the third stage. Successful intervention is limiting the spread, but still we need to be sure about the case of community transmission which signifies stage 3.
The government is doing the best it can, however as individuals we carry a lot of responsibility to sync in the line of government efforts. The whole country is going through a partial lockdown to avoid further spread. The most affected countries travelers are being screened & isolated as per quarantine. Following the guidelines, especially social distancing (avoiding public places, limiting movement) can be significant approach from the citizens to avoid or cut down COVID-19 spread. This would mean slow transmission which could be monitored and checked. Government has also advised public, to self-quarantine themselves for 14 days in case there are doubts about contact with infected person. Public at this hour need to understand that their right contribution will save lives of millions of people. India has just 0.5 hospital beds for every 1,000 people living there; the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends at least five. India averages 0.8 doctors for every 1,000 citizens. Considering this if there’s a community transmission we can get into big trouble as a second most populated country. We together can beat this health apocalypse.
Most people who become infected experience mild illness and recover, but it can be more severe for others.
BE SAFE & PROTECT OTHERS, FOLLOW THESE:
Wash your hands frequently
Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water.
Why? Washing your hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand rub kills viruses that may be on your hands.
Maintain social distancing
Maintain at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
Why? When someone coughs or sneezes they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain virus. If you are too close, you can breathe in the droplets, including the COVID-19 virus if the person coughing has the disease.
Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth
Why? Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and can make you sick.
Practice respiratory hygiene
Make sure you, and the people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately.
Why? Droplets spread virus. By following good respiratory hygiene you protect the people around you from viruses such as cold, flu and COVID-19.
If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early
Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention. Follow the directions of your local health authority. Mask can be worn by the sick or infected person to limit the spread. Health care providers or caregivers as a rule should wear mask to spread the contamination.
Why? National and local authorities will have the most up to date information on the situation in your area. This will allow your health care provider to quickly direct you to the right health facility. This will also protect you and help prevent spread of viruses and other infections.
Stay informed and follow advice given by your healthcare provider
Stay informed on the latest developments about COVID-19. Follow advice given by your healthcare provider, your national and local public health authority or your employer on how to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.
Why? National and local authorities will have the most up to date information on whether COVID-19 is spreading in your area. They are best placed to advise on what people in your area should be doing to protect themselves.
Stay at home if you begin to feel unwell, even with mild symptoms such as headache and slight runny nose, until you recover. Why? Avoiding contact with others and visits to medical facilities will allow these facilities to operate more effectively and help protect you and others from possible COVID-19 and other viruses. If you think you have developed any symptoms, you can also home quarantine yourself for 14 days.
The whole world is struggling to fight it out, there’s no vaccine development at least for few months. Most people who catch the new coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 recover at home, and some need hospitalization to fight the virus. But in a number of patients, the disease called COVID-19 is deadly. This needs a lot of attention and is to be dealt with care. Awareness & precautions can help us all during the time of this pandemic. #coronavirus #COVID19 #TogetherWeCan
Kindly visit the links for more information, guidelines, and advisories from World Health Organization & Ministry of Health & Family Welfare.
Issued in Public Interest by Rolling Nature #breathefreshindoors #rollingnature
In light of the recent outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) around the world, Rolling Nature is taking all possible steps to ensure the safety of our employees as well as in maintaining uninterrupted service for our customers. The safety and well-being of everyone associated with us is always our foremost priority. We are actively monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and are taking the necessary measures to keep our surroundings safe as a responsible company. We expect all our operations to continue as normal over the coming weeks as we deal with these challenging times with safety of all our employees & customers with right precautionary measures.