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How to Unlock the Deadly Coronavirus Disease

­It’s been more than eight months, starting from March 2019, when WHO declared a coronavirus outbreak as a pandemic. Coronavirus disease or COVID-19 is a deadly viral disease caused by coronavirus or SARS-CoV2.

Though, there are so many perceptions about it and the actual cause of origin is still unknown. But the virus is said to be first detected at fish market of Wuhan city in China and from there it spreaded like a Wildfire.

Coronavirus disease spread map: Vox

As per John Hopkins coronavirus dashboard (October 2020), the total number of infections has reached 46,196,087 and death toll reached 1,197,194. But still there are no signs of relief.

Background of coronavirus disease

17 years ago, in 2003 a similar virus with crown like structure caused a fatal disease named SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome). However, the situation was now here close to COVID19. The implementation of appropriate infection control practices brought the global ­outbreak to an end.

Not only SARS, but there are a number of respiratory diseases like influenza taking our life like a slow poison. If you look at the figures, they are not very encouraging.

“According to estimates by the United States Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (US-CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO) and global health partners, up to 650,000 deaths annually are associated with respiratory diseases”.

If we analyse these figures, it clearly gives an indication that respiratory health is under severe attack and we are in a state of constant denial to accept it as a threat. May be we are facing repercussions in the form of COVID-19. COVID-19 can be called an evolved version of influenza like diseases. Everyone is not susceptible to it but still everyone is not safe.

Unlocking the science behind COVID19

Before moving forward for a solution, let’s talk about the chemistry behind the disease. It will help us to find an effective solution. The disease itself is not dangerous. But it is the inherent nature of the virus that helps it to spread like a wildfire & transform into a deadly disease.

We can decode its spread in following ways

1.  The Basic Reproduction number(R0)

The first point that needs to be considered is, “The Basic Reproduction number(R0)”, is intended to be an indicator of the contagiousness or transmissibility of infectious agents.

For COVID-19, R0 = 2-2.5

Reproduction number comparison: Vox

It means every corona infected person can transmit disease to more than 2 persons. Although, the numbers sound very small, when we reach up to the 10th round of transmission nearly 2047 persons have been infected and this number is alarming.

2.  Incubation period

It is the period between infection and the appearance of symptoms of the disease.

For Flu = 2 days.

For COVID-19 =12 to 14 days.

Incubation period comparison: Vox

These 14 days with the multiplier effect of the basic reproduction number results into the rise of infections into thousands to millions. This pattern is clearly visible in countries like the USA, Italy, Brazil & India.

3.  Immunization

Immunization is the process of developing immunity with the help of vaccines. This method is so effective that it has saved humanity from many deadly infectious diseases- smallpox, plague, cholera, malaria, polio, Japanese encephalitis to name a few.

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But for COVID-19, till now there is no vaccine available. Even though research is under development and showing very promising results, they are still far from reality. In the absence of vaccines, it has become very difficult to control the spread of the disease.

4.  Fatality rate

Also known as case fatality rate (CFR), It is the proportion of deaths from a disease compared to the total number of people diagnosed with the disease for a particular period. It is expressed as a percentage and represents a measure of disease severity. Higher the number, higher the death.

For COVID-19, CFR= 1-3%

Looking at this figure you might feel it’s very small, but when you compare it with other disease, it becomes very big.

For flu, CFR= 0.1%.

CFR Comparison: Vox

It means the number of deaths caused by COVID-19 are 1000 times more than the conventional flu.

In most of the cases, higher CFR is accompanied with higher hospitalisation rate, for COVID-19, around 20-30%. This hospitalization rate severely stresses medical infrastructure, hence delays the recovery.

How to tackle the deadly coronavirus disease

Now the question arises: is it possible to win the battle over coronavirus disease?

After this long discussion my answer to you is, Yes!

Yes, we can fight coronavirus disease and win this battle.

The remedy lies itself in the disease, the way it spread. The only thing we need to do is, to formulate a multi-pronged strategy strengthened by the coordinator effort of the global community.

  • First step includes combat against transmission (RO). Isolating infected people through institutional for home quarantine.
  • Second step is to monitor incubation period. Especially those quarantined & the trace of their contacts.
  • The third step is to develop a vaccine. Speed up regulatory approvals & short vaccine development life cycle with necessary checks & balances.
  • Finally, time till the vaccine develops, do massive testing & impose strict enforcement of social distancing norms, restrict international movement & create mass awareness & surveillance.

It’s a tough time for humanity and a testing ground for our fundamental principles underlying economic policies, technology, medical science & ability to co-operate in this globalized world. The need of the hour is to take a lesson from this & walk hand in hand with better coordinated steps. It is needed to find a niche that builds a society with an inclusive, environment friendly & sustainable development.

Once again, most of European and Asian countries are on threat due to second wave of coronavirus. In many countries like England, Kyrgyzstan, Australia, Israel, South Korea etc., situations are alarming. Even in India, New Zealand and Japan, cases are emerging at pace. So, be alert stay safe and stay healthy by taking precautions effectively.

Citation:

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John Hopkins

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medicalnewstoday.com

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Immunity How to Increase for Fighting Against Infections in Pandemic

At present time, we need to be aware about the pandemic (COVID-19) situations around us. Because it has been spreaded at fast pace and can be stopped only by our own willpower to fight against it by doing good habits and safe practices in our daily routine work. In fact, we know that older adults are at higher risk in this situation (#COVID-19) as compared to young adults. So, it is our sole responsibility to help them and care them. Also, we need to aware them about immunity, how to increase it.

For better health care of older people, we must know about geriatrics ?
So do you know,

What is Geriatrics?


• A branch of medicine or science that deals with the health problems, diseases and caring practices of old age people is known as geriatrics.
If anyone is willing to learn about geriatrics, mostly they are unable to find a geriatrician. Isn’t so ?
But it doesn’t mean that we can’t help our older adult people . We can do it by involving ourselves in the care of older adults and learning how to apply some of things what a geriatricians know.
• We all know that, with increase in the age of a person, diseases in the body of older people also increases. Some common diseases or problems in older adults are Immunity weakness , adult onset Diabetes , Arthritis, Kidney and bladder problems , Dementia , Parkinson’s disease, Cataracts, Osteoporosis, Macular degeneration, Cardiovascular diseases etc. These diseases are mostly because of lack of nutrition, physical in-activeness & positive attitude in our today’s lifestyle.

Do we know reasons?

Why older people are at risk?

Its most common factor, is “ WEAK IMMUNITY”.
So, how can we boost up immunity of our self & our older ones. We know that there is no vaccine for curing pandemic COVID-19. Immunity building could prevent us from infectious disease. So, be aware about immunity, how to increase it.

How to build immunity ?

•Eat a healthy diet which must be high in citrus fruits and vegetables.
•Do hard exercise regularly.
•Have a positive attitude.
•Use of organic products: Many products claim to boost or support immunity. But the concept of boosting immunity actually makes a little sense scientifically. In fact, boosting the number of cells in our body (immune cells or others) with the help of chemical products, is not necessarily a good thing . Using organic ways of boosting our #immune system is a good way.

Diet and Immune system ?

• Healthy immune system needs good and regular nourishment. Scientists, have long recognized that people who live in poverty and are malnourished are more prone to infectious diseases. Whether the increased rate of disease is caused by malnutritional effects on the immune system.
• There are some evidences which show that some micronutrients deficiencies — for example, deficiencies of zinc, selenium, iron, copper, folic acid, vitamins A, vitamin B6, vitamin C and vitamin E, are responsible for effecting immune system of our body.

So, what can we do? If we find that our diet is not providing us our daily need of nutrition.

Improve immunity with herbs and supplements ?

Most of us still thinks that taking supplements is not useful. Is it so ?
Walk into a health care store, and you will find bottles of pills and herbal preparations that claim to boost up your immunity. Demonstrating whether a herb or any substance, for that matter — can enhance immunity is, as yet, a highly complicated matter. Scientists don’t know, but choosing good products and healthy products for yourself must be useful in a way.

How Amway- Nutrilite supplements are useful in increasing immunity ?

Nutrilite is the brand that makes organic supplements with a philosophy of best in science, best in nature and best in traditional wisdom.

Following organic nutritional sources & #supplements help in boosting our immunity and make us capable of fighting against infections:

  • Protein (All plant protein)
  • Vitamin C (Natural C)
  • Vitamin A (Multi carotene)
  • Echinacea citrus concentrate plus
  • Vasaka, Mulethi, Surasa
  • Tulsi
  • Galic
  • Ashwagandha

Content published by Ms. Gunjan Nagarkoti (B.Sc. Nursing)


Tulsi Rose Tea

Mint Green Tea

Tulsi, Moringa & Mint Tea

Cinnamon Tea

Corona Awareness Drawing Poster Event : CLAW-19

Our social institution named as Prayaas-ek pahal is providing a big arena with claw-19 for all the children upto class Vth to express their Inner & Unique talent. This competition is specifically designed to let the children be aware of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and to create an engagement among family members with corona awareness drawing poster.

In this epidemic situation its important to segregate FACTS out of MYTH.

So, be a part of this initiative and
GIVE YOUR CHILD THE PROUD OF PARTICIPATION
by making corona awareness drawing poster.

Hurry..time is limited.
#CLAW19 #CoVID #coronavirus #fightcorona

Competition Poster

Following are rules and regulations of event :

COVID 19 Awareness Objectives : Corona (CLAW)

COVID-19 is the epidemic that came with the lots of myths and worldwide economical failure. It is affecting the physical, economical, mental and psychological status of every common man in many countries.

So, we must work on covid 19 awareness objectives to aware more no. of people.

Many professionals and volunteers are indulging in preventing and curing this era of epidemic. But few common things are also required from a common people of every country to stop and demolish this completely through awareness programs.

Governmental agencies/ departments/ volunteers/ political parties and even primer minister are appealing on covid 19 awareness objectives. They are requesting to every common people of country to stay home and maintain hygiene. Also, follow instructions given against COVID-19 epidemic.
In same manner, we planned to do awareness events as named as CLAW-19.

Purpose of CLAW-19 event is to aware people regarding COVID-19. Also situation needs to engage people in innovations and learning processes during the period of epidemic lock-down.

Thanks and Be a part of it.