Coronavirus disease (Covid-19) anxiety? Why you shouldn’t panic!
by Rawzaba HalabiPublished on March 12, 2020
Why is the Coronavirus outbreak sending the world into shock and aftershocks?
This is a serious question for everyone who has heard about Covid-19 popularly known as Coronavirus or has ever panicked about it. In what started as a suppressed outbreak, it has since grown into the Covid-19 pandemic. It is now officially reported in every continent except Antarctica, with the first case recorded in Wuhan, China.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Covid-19 is a virus that causes the common cold, which can degenerate to Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). Other forms of results are SARS- cov2, Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus, or even death.
Meanwhile, the coronavirus pandemic has sent the retail and stock market into a frenzy with people making panicked sales and purchases. This is only a microcosm of the entire psyche of humans in the face of a pandemic. In other news, several countries have grounded flights and have also banned all public gatherings.
The World Health Organization has been at the forefront of fighting the coronavirus pandemic. They have been able to achieve this with help from the Center for Disease Control and several countries. The World Health Organization has deployed information and professional guidance to those countries. Right here is the information the World Health Organization has provided for the public on dealing with the Coronavirus. With more countries recording cases of the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Health Organization has also issued warnings against traveling.
The genes of the virus are sequenced, and much work is ongoing to develop a vaccine for the virus. Howbeit, several trial drugs are now churned out to tackle the coronavirus pandemic.
In all, the world is in a fierce battle with the Coronavirus. If there is one sure thing, it is the fact that we can beat this virus.
Why you shouldn’t be anxious?
Be Careful and not Fearful is the word! At this point, you don’t need to be fearful. Here are a few reasons why you shouldn’t be fearful of the coronavirus pandemic.
We know what we are dealing with
Unlike previous decades where a pandemic can take years to solve, today, we already know what we are dealing with. In only two weeks after the World Health Organization declared the Coronavirus as a pandemic, we now know the entire gene array. This is good news in itself.
We know how to find out if people have it
The test for Coronavirus is standardized, while it has put pressure on resources in some quarters, it is detectable. This means that aside from watching symptoms and assuming, the standardized test can save a lot of trouble.
The case is improving in China
As the index case for the global COVID-19 case, all eyes have been on Wuhan and, indeed, China in general. Immediately after the WHO announcement of the virus status, China opened facilities that dealt exclusively with the quarantine of patients. The quick containment strategy has seen detected cases sharply decline. Meanwhile, a lot of the patients have also made a speedy recovery.
People are recovering
The death rate and overall fatality of the coronavirus are lower than the expected and projected rate. It is a relief to know that people recover completely from the symptoms, and they go on to live a healthy life. The current projections indicate that five people recover from the virus for every one person that dies from it.
The world has fought viruses more deadly than the Coronavirus, once again, like always; humanity will win.
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