The Covid-19 pandemic seems to be coming to an end, but that doesn’t mean that we should stop listening to all the tips and advice from our government and healthcare organizations. We had a long time being locked up in quarantine, and it’s pretty safe to say that it wasn’t fun. However, it was for the greater good and it had to be done. Thankfully, the numbers of infected aren’t rising as much as they were one month ago, which means that we did a pretty good job for something that had the potential to be scary.
Although everything you can read nowadays on the Internet is heavily connected with the pandemic, some people still have unanswered questions. We often see many asking about why they should remain locked and isolated when this is going to end, and a lot of other questions that either do or do not make any sense. The situation escalated so much that a lot of people even started protesting against the quarantine. There are also many conspiracy theories about the entire virus thing that only made the situation worse.
In today’s article, we’re going to talk about all the things that you need to know about the Covid-19 virus and the pandemic in general, and we’re going to give our best to answer anything that is still unclear to you. Let’s take a look.
1. Is the virus deadly?
People usually tend to decide whether something is worth being afraid of by judging if it’s deadly or not. This is not the best approach when it comes to judging the situation, because even something that’s not remotely deadly for you can be deadly for those around you.
This is one of the main reasons why a lot of people think that they shouldn’t obey the rules, but they failed to understand that by doing this they risking the lives of those around them. Now, to answer your question, the virus can be deadly for everyone, but the chances of getting into a critical situation if you are infected are much slimmer if you are a young and healthy individual.
As for the older people, the chances are much higher, regardless of their healthcare not. This is why the young ones need to stay at home so that the older ones can live without any risks. Of course, the elderly need to take even better safety precautions.
2. How can I get infected?
You can get infected by being in contact with other people who have the virus. It doesn’t matter how careful you are when it comes to washing your hands and taking care of your hygiene, it only takes so little to be infected by somebody who is already a host. This is why self-isolating is so important. If you remain in your home as much as you can, you are drastically reducing the chances of being infected. Feel free to visit coronavirusmta.com if you want to read some more in detail about this particular question. It’s very important to know how you can get infected to be able to prevent it from happening.
3. What are the best safety measures?
A lot of people seem to be infuriated with the fact that people only talk about quarantine, but they don’t tell others what to do when they have to leave their home, whether for grocery shopping or for going to work.
One of the best safety measures that you can do is to wear a mask, and if you’re able to, a pair of medical gloves. Now, it’s really important to understand that you need to replace the mask after each wearing session. Also, don’t touch it with your hands, because if you have the virus on your hands touching your mask puts you in great danger. Another effective thing that you can do is to keep at least 2 ½ m distance between you and the next person.
If possible, you should try to avoid all sorts of public transport, or if you’re forced to use one make sure that you keep a large distance between you and the person closest to you. If you notice that somebody is coughing or sneezing, try to leave the area, because the virus is being transferred by oral fluids. This is why it is so important to wear a mask because even if somebody ends up doing this in your presence, your nose and mouth will be protected.
4. Is there going to be a second wave?
Now that the first wave is almost coming to an end, people start talking about the new wave that can be potentially even more dangerous than the first one. Although this sounds scary, nobody knows if it’s going to happen for sure. One thing is for certain, if all of us stop obeying the rules instead of enduring this for just a few more months, we’re going to have a second wave. However, whether the second wave is going to be scarier than the first one is something that remains unknown.
5. It the virus curable?
If anyone who is reading this happens to be infected with the Covid-19, you should know that the virus is perfectly curable, especially if you’re a younger person. We’ve had a lot worse things to deal with back in history, so dealing with something like this is not such a huge problem. However, this shouldn’t encourage people to underestimate the virus. The Covid-19 isn’t scary because it’s hard to cure, but because it leaves all the hospitals full, making it difficult to provide the right healthcare for each infected patient. But, the virus is perfectly curable, and even if you got infected there are high chances for you to go back to normal.
6. Should I try home medications?
Just as we mentioned earlier, there are a lot of conspiracy theories going on about the virus, and they’re only making the situation worse than it is at the moment. Some people believe that the virus is fabricated and that it can be cured with home remedies. Whether this is true or not from a medical and political standpoint, we cannot say for certain, but we advise everyone who is infected to seek professional medical care and avoid any curing attempts at home.