The virus presumably thought to spread mainly from one person to person within about 6 feet. Through the respiratory droplets that are produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes, they may land on the nose or mouth of people who are standing closer to that person or possibly be inhaled to the lungs. The older people with underlying medical conditions such as cardiac problems, high blood pressure and diabetes are vulnerable to the risk. Up till now, two percent of the population with the above mentioned diseases have died.
No permanent solution has been found by any of the organization which made everyone turn their eyes towards the World Health Organization for the prospect of Coronavirus Vaccine which may prevent people from the rapid spread and its sickening effects. Until the final production of coronavirus vaccine, at this moment the good thing is a good hygiene. If you are infected by coronavirus, then for most people it would be mild and can be treated at home with bed-rest, paracetamol and plenty of fluids. Some patients may develop more severe disease and need hospital treatment.
Unless the pandemic comes under control, we can adopt certain preventive measures like restricting the international travel for some days or weeks, this will ultimately lower the chances of its rapid catching. In this hour, avoiding any travel to the effected countries like China, America, Italy and Spain may also bring the effects to minimum. If an urgent travel appears, cars or personal transport might prove good than using trains or flights as more the number of people more a person is vulnerable towards the attack. The key purpose seen here is to avoid going to the crowd areas, wearing masks and sitting away from the already effected person may help prevent the transmission.
Another sensible step suggested by the people is to get flu vaccine which will reduce the burden on health services if the outbreak turns into a wider epidemic. The survival time of virus is unknown but it is assumed that it may behave like other virus families which have the ability to survive for hours or several days, depending on the type, temperature and environment. If the object or its surface seems infected, clean it with a simple disinfectant or alcohol based wash. It is far better to avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth.
In the time of having a high fever, cough or difficulty on breathing, seeking any medical care immediately for reducing the risk of developing a more serious infection in the respiratory track, more importantly, being aware of the surroundings is equivalent to not catching the virus.
Knowing all the above information, it is understandable that people may become stressed and anxious about the situation as this little anxiety is acceptable but it is always good to bet proper facts to help yourself accurately determine the risk and take precautions ultimately. In this age of information, it is everybody’s right for the correct amount of data for taking appropriate measures for protecting ourselves.
The biggest reason for people anxiety observed in the last few weeks is the death rate in some countries like Spain, Italy and America etc. Condition is becoming worse in these countries and is causing fear of death of loved ones in people. Globally about 27,371 people are dead and 598,032 people are infected with this virus since the virus outbreak in Wuhan. Although the vast majority of population has recovered through their will power but still the people who are exposed to weakened immune system due to diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, smoking become prey to the disease. As the news broke out in china it creates panic in the people regarding claims and attitude that in turn reinforce our fear and amp up the cycle.
Then the threats given all around to wear masks and gloves, to keep meetings limited, and prefer to stay inside results in the unusual behavior of people.
Another and most important factor is our media. Every single person has the information regarding everything happening in the world. Videos and pictures posted on internet creates fear and anxiety in lay man creating psychological problems. Some people brag the news just for rating and people become prey to obsessive-compulsive disorders. Bragging the news by the TV anchors is common practice in programs these days and many people who are addicted to watching those programs all the time get all the frustrations in their minds and give fear a space.
In addition the lockdowns and curfew imposed in a country are also some reasons for fear in people. I recommend people should spend most of their time with the ones
who can help them calm down and who can turn to for support. Health experts says it is necessary not to let panic take over your mind so it should not harm decision
making and thought processing.
Most of the people who passes through the trauma of fear are those who are prey of this dreadful disease. As this disease spread through person to person, the people are send under isolation as to keep other people save from disease. Those people are kept away from their families and loved ones. This hard time of social distancing is sometimes difficult for people to bear and they eventually die. In these situations fear and anxiety have become pandemics too.
A rapid spreading pandemic can be a particularly tough time for people. For preventing the spread of disease countries have sealed their borders due to which countries worldwide are facing economic crisis. Countries are absorbing the most potent economic shocks of the corona virus outbreak. It seems unavoidable that the corona virus will lead to a global economic recession. World will be hit hard even if some countries themselves are not a part of pandemic. In these conditions a financial injection is needed for developing as well as under developing countries to overcome the situation. Various countries has imposed various restrictions to prevent the spread of virus including closing the boarders with the neighboring countries, stopping the entry of all foreign visitors, Closing all the educational institutions like school, colleges and universities, imposing a ban on all cultural programs holding on national and international levels like sports, marriage customs, intellectuals, artistic etc. so the pandemic has impacts on countries economy through several channels including health transportation agricultural and tourism sectors.
Trade with other countries is also effected and import export is totally blocked. Countries face a big economic crisis which in turn effect the whole country as a pandemic has far more effects after it ends. People suffer a lot and this present as well as future problems poses fear in public. A surgeon in hospital admissions results in sudden peaks in administrative and operational expenditure. This creates a need for long term treatment and as a result countries face shortage of hospital equipment. In is a main reason of fear in public because no vaccine has yet made for corona virus and people fear if they get the disease their well be no cure for it. Due to closure of educational institutions students and parents fear their wasted study hours. Some other concerning issues are depression in people due to overthinking in their spare time.