Should You Be Worried About the Symptoms of Corona Virus?

But first, what is the coronavirus?

(…just following the protocol!)

Understand coronavirus as a neighborhood family of viruses that have caused a lot of trouble since December 2019. They won’t kill you (at all times) but they’re definitely not that fun to hang out with either. Besides, it can cause fever, respiratory problems, and gastrointestinal problems too. It is one of the seven members of the family, being related to SARS and MERS at some levels.

It has caused a global health emergency, which is quite apparent if you read the newspaper… and even if you don’t, the news is all over the internet too. It has affected about a hundred thousand people and killed more than three thousand of them till now.

How Does It Spread?

But before, let me tell you that the official name for the germ is SARS-COV-2, while the disease it spreads is Covid-19 (not that it makes much of a difference, but let’s do it for the G.K. OK?) Coming back to the main question, it is likely to spread from the coughing and sneezing with an incubation period of 2 to 14 days.

P.S. the incubation period means that you might have the virus without you even knowing about it.

But How Would I Know, If I’d Still Wanna Know About the Symptoms?

A very straightforward reply to this is a dry cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, and headache.

…And The Most Searched: How Do I Avoid Corona Virus?

  • Wash your hands wash your hands wash your hands wash your hands wash your hands wash your hands wash your hands wash your hands wash your hands wash your hands wash your hands wash your hands wash your hands.

And Repeat.

  • Clean whatever you touch frequently and that means your phone, laptop, and headphone and all your tech stuff because that’s how we survive now.
  • This might really shock you and you could lose your faith in humanity but don’t buy gloves or face masks unnecessarily and leave it for people who really need them, that is, the health professionals. Because the regular masks will not protect you 100 percent in the first place.
  • If you have previous respiratory issues, you must have a little extra dose of precaution. Seek treatment if you get sick. For others, just consume a lot of liquids while sitting isolated in your room.

Covid-19 v/s The Flu?

Flu is like the aunt who comes uninvited every year despite all the hints to “Go Away!”, but nonetheless, we have found a cure for it because that’s the last straw, man. Covid-19, on the other hand, is uncharted territory and we’re not really sure how to deal it with yet. Till then, we’re okay with getting quarantined.

12 Comments Add yours

  1. Karuna Arora says:

    Very well described !
    Interesting & Informative !!
    Great Going Girl !!!

    1. Thank you so much. It means a lot 🙂

  2. Imtiyaz Khan says:

    Absolutely wonderful and highly educational write up.
    Came at the right time.
    A must read for everyone.
    Best wishes

    1. Thank you so much, your words mean a ton to me:)

  3. People may like to kill me for saying.. But the Covid-19 is nothing short of “Kalki”, the Dashavtar, which has come to clense the world of its accumulated ills. In less than two months, Corona has achieved what was not possible in any period of time.. Like.. .

    1) The increased hygiene and cleanliness awareness ? has in all probability saved few lakh lives around the world which would have otherwise been lost to common flue (kills millions every year).

    2) Forced governments and institutions globally, to earmark and spend billions on… Health, hygiene and care ?, otherwise would have been spent on arms and free fund ka travel.

    3) Put a stop to meaningless travel and mass socialising for almost everyone.

    4) Providing quality family life and togetherness .. an almost impossible dream for most families these days due to rampant consumerism..

    5) First weapon with proven potential to kill corrupt and anti-people government, ministers and even presidential advisors, without a single shot fired or blast or little collateral damage (Iran).

    I can list on and on and on..,but the fact remains, every coin has the other side too.. It’s how you look at it, matters.

    Must congratulate you to have started the discussion on this topic.. even forced me to think and write on “life” after decades maybe.. The last I wrote on similar lines was in 1989 ??

    1. I can totally understand why you had to begin this comment with “People may like to kill me for saying..” but I do agree with you at some levels. I guess, even nature has to turn tables when it thinks humanity is going haywire. That’s the beauty of it (I am a little inclined towards pantheism, so I might be a little biased.) And your comment is a beautiful “other-side-of-the-coin” perception of this situation that I can’t agree more with.

      P.S. thanks for the great wishes, I hope I keep on getting inspired to write on similar topics like this and get some very unusual responses like I got yours. I don’t know what stopped you from writing, but I reckon that you have some great thought process going on there.

  4. Anil says:

    Simply described .. Informative

    1. Thank you so much for the appreciation ?

  5. mohitpress says:

    Definitely helpful. Thank you for writing and making it a ‘simple read’

    1. Thanks for your kind words. I really appreciate it!!

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