How To Stay Safe From Coronavirus
Outbreaks appear to be exacerbated around the world, but coronaviruses are more likely to affect people who are weak or have pre-existing health problems. The majority of those who died from the virus were elderly people who already had the disease.
Who is at risk?
People who already have health problems. This does not mean that the coronavirus will affect them in any case, but that such people are at relatively high risk, and that it is important for them to take precautions more vigorously.
Older people have a weaker immune system. And people who already have health problems, such as diabetes, asthma, or heart disease. They will be more aware of the effects and symptoms of the coronavirus.
Many people will recover within a few days of being infected with the coronavirus, but there are also many who do not recover quickly and some may die from it.
How do I have children?
The virus is spread through coughs and sneezes and from contaminated areas, such as hand racking or door handles in public transport, offices, and public places. Taking care of cleanliness can prevent the virus from spreading further. Keep a tissue or your sleeves on your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing. Wash your hands regularly with soap or use a sanitizer.
Keep away from sick people. Avoid putting unwashed hands-on eyes, nose, and mouth.
What should I do if I feel unwell?
Symptoms of coronavirus include cough, high fever, and difficulty breathing, but these symptoms do not mean that the person has the coronavirus. Dr. Jonathan Leach of the Royal College of GPs in the UK says: “The most important thing for a patient is not to be afraid. The most important thing is to take steps to prevent this infection from happening.
Should I stop taking my medication?
It is important for people who are suffering from any disease to take their medicines on time.
I have asthma, what should I do?
Asthma UK, a British company working for asthma, says patients with asthma should continue to use their inhalers as prescribed by a doctor. People whose condition is getting worse due to asthma should go to the hospital immediately.
What do I do if I have diabetes?
People with type 1 or 2 diabetes. They may feel the effects of this disease more. People who have diabetes says Dr. Dan Howard of Diabetes UK. They are more at risk from the coronavirus. People with diabetes, who have a cough, high fever or difficulty breathing, should go to the hospital immediately and have their blood sugar checked.
What do I do if I have another illness?
People who have high blood pressure, lung problems, or whose immune system is weak. They are at higher risk of developing other health problems or illnesses than the coronavirus.
The Children’s Cancer and Leukemia Group (CCLG), a British organization working on cancer and leukemia in children, has asked parents of children with cancer to contact their own doctor. So that they can tell them the precautions for their children.
I smoke, am I in danger?
Debra Arnt, head of the Public Health Charity, says people who smoke a lot. They should either reduce it or give it up. People who smoke are twice as likely to have lung infections and pneumonia as the general population. Quitting smoking is great for health. The risk of the coronavirus will encourage you to quit smoking.
I’m old, should I separate myself?
The British government’s chief medical adviser says older people do not have to isolate themselves if precautions are being taken. Friends and relatives of the elderly should take care of them and ask them about their condition from time to time, says Age UK, a British organization working for the weak.