The beginning of 2020 has been incredibly trying already and the prolific COVID-19 virus that continues to wreak havoc. Below is a concise info-graphic about symptoms, spread, and prevention. There is a lot of info being flooded into your home from every social media and news outlet. A lot of it is fear mongering, however that doesn’t mean this virus is harmless either.
Here are some of the key facts. The mortality rate according to the World Health Organization (WHO) is 3-4%. Which roughly means 3 or 4 people out of every 100 people who contract this virus will pass away. It is most severe for those above 60, anyone with an already compromised immune system, those with heart or lung conditions, and those with diabetes. For the rest of us, 80% of cases are represented as mild with symptoms last about 2 weeks. But remember, there is up to a 14 day window before you are symptomatic that you can spread this virus to others, which is why it has been so hard to detect early on.
The key with this is educating people about symptoms, communicating with your doctor, and self-quarantining. Wash your hands often and well. It takes at least 20 seconds of washing your hands with soap and water to effective clean them. If you are using an alcohol based hand sanitizer, you need to rub your hands together until they are dry for it to be effective. Clean common areas frequently, such as door handles. If you have to cough or sneeze, do it into your elbow or shoulder. If you feel bad, stay home and don’t risk infecting others.
For more info on Coronavirus, check out the CDC website.