What Students Must Know About COVID-19 and How It Affects Them
The first case of COVID-19 was confirmed in Wuhan, China in December 2019. A few months later, the virus is causing panic in all corners of the world.
Governments have reacted by placing restrictions on human movement and interaction. The two common orders are: closing down institutions and self-quarantines.
Of course, these restrictions come from a good place, but then again, they have caused tremendous challenges. Students are some of the most affected.
About 100 governments have ordered educational facilities to be shut down, thus millions of students are currently sitting at home.
Students are being encouraged to learn more about the Coronavirus so that they may reduce their chances of acquiring the disease. And in the unfortunate event that they become infected, they’ll be able to handle themselves appropriately.
Signs and Symptoms of COVID-19
The Coronavirus reportedly has similar symptoms to the Flu. But these symptoms are influenced by different factors like an individual’s health and their age. Some of the common symptoms include:
- Runny nose
- Sore throat
- Shortness of breath
Senior citizens and people with conditions like diabetes and asthma are at far greater risk of becoming exceedingly ill or even losing their life.
Common Ways that Coronavirus Spreads
The fact that Coronavirus is airborne makes it so dangerous. There are numerous ways you could become infected with the virus. But the most common method is by coming into close contact with an affected person; they might sneeze or cough, and the pathogens would jump into your mouth or eyes, or you could breathe them into your lungs. If the pathogens are lodged on a surface, e.g. a chair or a table, and you touch that surface, and then bring your hand to your eyes or mouth, you could very well get infected too.
How is Coronavirus Treated
There is no medication designated for COVID-19 because it only came up recently. But surprisingly, some people who had been infected with the virus have become well again thanks to quality healthcare. The secret of recovering from the Coronavirus appears to be seeking medical assistance as soon as you discover you are infected. The earlier you detect this disease the higher your chances of recovery.
Initially, there had been speculation that the Flu medication would be effective against the Coronavirus considering that both diseases have somewhat parallel symptoms. This claim has been refuted. But it’s safe to bet that the medicine overlords are working on the Coronavirus drugs.
What Can Students Do To Minimize Their Risk of Getting Infected?
Keep high standards of hygiene: ensure that you clean your hands thoroughly after being in a public space; you might have touched objects, surfaces, or shook hands with an individual carrying the Coronavirus pathogens. If your budget allows, buy disinfectants too.
Avoid close contact with infected people: do I mean that you deride them? By no means! But you have to keep your distance from an infected person to ensure that you don’t swallow the pathogens. Also, isolating an ill person allows for better assessment of their recovery.
Avoid crowded places: there tends to be mayhem in crowded areas. You never know the background of every person and what if someone has the Coronavirus? Staying away from crowds means you are not exposed to potentially affected people or contaminated surfaces.
What’s the Longterm Impact of the Coronavirus?
It’s difficult to tell what the Coronavirus-situation will be like in the future. We can only hope that scientists will get rid of it.
How to Cope with Schools Being Closed?
You might want to turn to the internet. If you can afford it, sign up for an online learning program. If you have no funds, you can still search out free internet resources for your studies.
Posted on | 3/25/2020 | Shan S.Haider