How to Stop the Spread of the Coronavirus COVID-19?
As on April 10, 2020, the John Hopkins COVID-19 tracker shows that over 1.6 million people have already been infected with the coronavirus. The United States is the worst-hit nation with over 400,000 active cases. The death toll is already standing at nearly 16,700 with experts saying that the US is yet to see its peak in the COVID-19 fatality rate.With the numbers not getting any better worldwide, one can only ponder how to really stop the spread of this coronavirus? Why are the numbers increasing exponentially even when most countries are under partial or complete lockdown?
The COVID-19 is a highly contagious disease
And to make matters worse, it is a respiratory disease. To understand the gravity of COVID-19’s contagious capacity, compare it with another deadly disease known as Ebola. A person can only contract Ebola if he/she has come in direct contact with the infected patient’s bodily fluids. Ebola cannot float in the air. Neither can you contract it if you are wearing proper protective gear.That is why Ebola remained as an epidemic in West Africa.
COVID-19 is more like influenza. You are likely to contract if you remain within the vicinity of the infected person as well. A shake of the hand can transfer the disease. Exchanging money can transfer the disease. And the entry points are our eyes and noses that we are constantly touching, often involuntarily. Respiratory pandemics are difficult to contain. All countries and health professionals are thus struggling with the coronavirus COVID-19.
How to prevent the spread of COVID-19?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or the CDC has issued the following guidelines for US citizens to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
. Maintain social distancing norms during all meetings. Avoid close contact by keeping a 6-feet distance between yourself and your companion.
. Disinfect all objects that are frequently touched with cleaning agents. We are maintaining this schedule in our Family Auto buy here pay here dealership in Spartanburg, South Carolina.
. Stay at home if you are feeling sick. Monitor your symptoms and seek medical assistance if you are developing breathing troubles.
. Wear a mask in public places. This will help to keep your infection from spreading if you have not been tested yet or not showing symptoms.
. Do not touch your face – eyes, nose, and mouth – unnecessarily.
. Wash your hands at least for 20 seconds continuously with soap and water, both front and back.
. Cough and sneeze into a tissue and dispose of safely so that no other person comes in contact with it anyhow.
At Family Auto, we are doing our bit to stop the spread from our side. We are being extra vigilant while selling used cars in Spartanburg, SC, so that you can shop with us without worries. Social distancing norms have been made essential in our dealerships and we are serving our customers online as much as possible.
When will all these truly stop?
Epidemiologists have said that the COVID-19 infections will reach a certain peak and then start falling rapidly until it hits near zero. But that instant is still some time away.The disease can only be eradicated by a vaccine, work upon which is happening in full flow. Till then, we can only follow the CDC norms, do our bit by staying informed, and keep heart as the COVID-19 is infectious but not as deadly as Ebola.
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