FACTS ABOUT COVID-19
(This Is Something You Need To Know About)
1. Do You Know?
Sneezing Is Caused Due To A Coronavirus Species.
Actually Coronavirus Consists Of A Family Of Viruses Associated, Responsible To Affect Respiratory System.
When You Sneeze, It Is Because Of HCoV-229E, A Member Of Coronavirus Species.
2. How long can the coronavirus stay airborne?
To Study this, The Researchers In National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases' Laboratory of Virology in the Division of Intramural Research in Hamilton, Montana used a nebulizer to blow coronaviruses into the air. They found that infectious viruses could remain in the air for up to three hours.
3. How long can the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 survive on surfaces?
A recent study found that the COVID-19 coronavirus can survive up to four hours on copper, up to 24 hours on cardboard, and up to two to three days on plastic and stainless steel.
The researchers also found that this virus can hang out as droplets in the air for up to three hours before they fall. But most often they will fall more quickly.
There's a lot we still don't know, such as how different conditions, such as exposure to sunlight, heat, or cold, can affect these survival times.
Continue to follow the recommendations for cleaning frequently touched surfaces and objects every day. These include counters, tabletops, doorknobs, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets, and bedside tables.
If surfaces are dirty, first clean them using a detergent and water, then disinfect them.
4. I have asthma. If I get COVID-19, am I more likely to become seriously ill?
Yes, asthma may increase your risk of getting very sick from COVID-19.
However, you can take steps to lower your risk of getting infected in the first place. These include:
- Social distancing
- Washing your hands often with soap and warm water for 20 to 30 seconds
- Not touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
- Staying away from people who are sick.
5. Is it safe to take ibuprofen to treat symptoms of COVID-19?
The WHO initially recommended using acetaminophen instead of ibuprofen to help reduce fever and aches and pains related to this coronavirus infection, but now states that either acetaminophen or ibuprofen can be used. It seems prudent to choose acetaminophen first, with a total dose not exceeding 3,000 milligrams per day.
6. What can I do to protect myself and others from COVID-19?
The following actions help prevent the spread of COVID-19, as well as other coronaviruses and influenza:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water.
7. Will a pneumococcal vaccine help protect me against coronavirus?
Vaccines against pneumonia, such as pneumococcal vaccine and Haemophilus influenza type B (Hib) vaccine, only help protect people from these specific bacterial infections. They do not protect against any coronavirus pneumonia, including pneumonia that may be part of COVID-19. However, even though these vaccines do not specifically protect against the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, they are highly recommended to protect against other respiratory illnesses.
8. What types of medications and health supplies should I have on hand for an extended stay at home?
Try to stock at least a 30-day supply of any needed prescriptions. Make sure you also have over-the-counter medications and other health supplies on hand.
- Medical and health supplies
- Prescription medications
- Prescribed medical supplies such as glucose and blood-pressure monitoring equipment
- Fever and pain medicine, such as acetaminophen
- Cough and cold medicines
- Antidiarrheal medication
- Fluids with electrolytes
- Soap and alcohol-based hand sanitizer
- Tissues, toilet paper, disposable diapers etc.