What is COVID-19?
COVID-19 is the new strain of coronavirus that is recently identified in the world. Coronaviruses are different type of virus strain that belongs to the family of popular microbes’ Viruses’. This virus is uncontrollable in the world and causing many health issues to the people.
It has the ability to affect humans and different animals, including bats, cats, and camel, etc. The virus was first identified in December 2019 in the city Wuhan where it was responsible for different health troubles like breathing difficulty, fever, flu sneezing, etc.
Up till now, the virus has caused major destruction in the world, and lots of people have lost their lives due to the horrible illness of COVID-19.
What are the other examples of COVID?
There are many other types of coronavirus that have been identified in previous years. COVID-19 is the most destructive among those, and it is the stain that has been identified recently. The virus is causing uncontrollable health issues in the people, and it is responsible for the major decrease in the economy in recent years.
Here are some of the examples of coronaviruses
- Common Cold
How many COVID cases in the world?
COVID-19 is the major cause of deaths nowadays, and it has taken lots of people to the graves. There are many studies done on this worst pandemic. The results of the studies related to COVID-19 victims are
- More than 4.5 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the whole world.
- It has been mentioned that 300,000 people suffer from death by this virus.
- In the United States, more than 1.4 million suffered from coronavirus and this number is not actually because of the unavailability of the kits used for testing COVID-19
- The death cases in the US are more than 90,000 due to COVID-19.
What is the testing rate of COVID-19?
As a large number of people are suffering from COVID-19, sufficient kits are not available in the world for doing tests. This is the reason for doing being aware of all the patients of coronavirus. As the disease spreads very quickly from person to person due to physical contact, COVID-19 patients must keep social distancing.
The testing rate is very low, that is why it is very difficult to know about all the patients of COVID-19, and the number is unknowingly increasing day by day. According to the report of WHO (World Health Organization), only 10% of tests are conducted in the community to identify the rate of coronavirus victims.
What risks are increasing by COVID-19?
There are lots of issues that come when a person becomes the victim of COVID-19. He feels himself down, and there is a great difficulty in proper breathing. Painful cough and shortening of the breath is the major symptom of coronavirus.
Other than these, the patient suffers from high body temperature and lack of sleep. These are some of the symptoms of COVID-19 patients. According to the report of the American Society of Hematology, the COVID-19 patients are more likely to suffer from clotting, which is responsible for the hindrance of blood circulation towards the brain. This leads to strokes and sudden death of the patients.
What is the solution to avoiding strokes in patients?
As there is no vaccine available to treat COVID-19, but it can be avoided by following the precautionary measures. To avoid strokes in COVID-19 patients, physicians are giving those medicines to the patients that can dilute the blood. This dilution helps to avoid the strokes in patients.
What medicines are given to COVID-19 patients?
Currently, there is no proper cure available for COVID-19, but some medicines are given to the patients of COVID-19 to relieve symptoms. The medicines include pain relievers, cough syrup, dilute liquids, and some anti-pyrexial drugs.
These drugs are quite effective and also help lots of patients to recover from coronavirus. Although antibiotics are not as effective as it is a viral disease. Following precautionary measures like keeping social distancing and quarantine yourself are the best things to avoid COVID-19
What drugs are prohibited by the FDA in the treatment of COVID-19?
As there is no proper medicine available for the treatment of COVID-19 patients, some of the doctors in different countries start using hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine as both are antiviral drugs and effective in the treatment of the disease.
With the continuous use of these two antiviral drugs, it has been observed that these drugs are also causing different complications in patients like increased heartbeat, muscular stiffness, and discomfort, which leads to death.
Keeping these complications in mind, The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) recommended not using drugs in the treatment of COVID-19. As the symptoms are quite serious, and leading to the death of the patients, the use of hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine must be avoided.
When will the lockdown end?
COVID-19 transfers itself from person to person very easily. That is why most of the countries have locked down everything so that people can keep social distancing. As there is no vaccine or proper medicine available for the cure of coronavirus patients, no one knows when the lockdown ended.
Most of the countries are following precautionary measures and showing leniency to meet the need of the people, but there is no specific date available to end the lockdown in the world.
What is the WHO report about COVID-19?
According to the WHO report, the COVID-19 may not go away, and people should learn to live with it. The reason behind giving this statement is that there are many vaccines developed against the COVID-19, but they fail to show effective results. The virus is modifying its genome day by day, and it is quite difficult to make a vaccine that can completely control the COVID-19
What will be the result of showing leniency in lockdown?
Researchers have studied the rate of infection caused by COVID-19 and also observed the cure rate of this disease. They have concluded that that loosening the lockdown without any effective planning or precautionary measure will result in 2400 deaths per day.
This is the estimated number of deaths, which may be increased in the coming months. We are stating it as there is no complete solution of COVID-19. In some countries, people are not taking the pandemic disease seriously, which may result in the increasing number of deaths in the upcoming months.
How a child dies by a syndrome linked with COVID-19?
It is reported that a child of age 5 years died due to the multi-system inflammatory syndrome linked to COVID-19. The syndrome included different health problems like cardiac inflammation, digestion issues, abdominal pain, inflammation in blood vessels, etc. The difficulties faced by the child lead to death, and he was also suffering from COVID-19.
How old woman faces two pandemics of two centuries?
In Mexico, there is a woman who is suffering from COVID-19, survived by the influenza pandemic in 1918, which was spread in the US. The lady’s name is ‘Luby’ and she is 105 years old. She told the associated press that she was survived in 1918 when the horrible pandemic of Influenza spread over the United States that killed her baby sister and mother. The lady is under observation and being treated by the doctors against COVID-19.
Who tests positive in White House?
Two staffers of the White House, test positive for COVID-19 recently. One of them is working as a personal valet to the president, and the other member is the worker in the Vice President’s house, but luckily that person was not with the Vice president that day when he tests positive to COVID-19 as the Vice President is traveling to Iowa (Midwestern U.S. state).
What is the latest about Vaccine trials of COVID-19?
There are lots of companies that have made a vaccine against COVID-19 a few months ago but failed to go for the second trial. The FDA has not approved their working, and unfortunately, the journey of such vaccines has been ended after the first trial.
However, one of the companies who have made a vaccine against the SARS-CoV-2 vaccine is going to start their second trial soon. The company claimed that they are going to test the vaccine for the second trial on 600 different people, and it will become successful, they will start their third and final trial, which hopefully be successful.
They are planning to produce their vaccine in bulk if all the trials are completed successfully so that the world should not face any shortage, and more people will get benefits from their product.
Which animal is providing helpful antibodies against COVID-19?
There is a lot of researches that have been concluded over animal antibodies to find any effective product for the treatment of COVID-19, and the researchers are working continuously to find the solution.
During their studies, they found that llamas have some antibodies that are capable of neutralizing the effect of the virus and it will be helpful in the treatment of COVID-19, but their research work is still in early phases, and it will take some time to provide authentication about the antibodies which have found in llamas.