COVID 19 is real! Stay Health stay safe
2020 started like other years of the calendar and the rumor that hovered about a strange Flu in China in early December of 2019 was ignored as Senseless.
Like a fetus developing in the mothers’ abdomen without the knowledge of its premature disposal; that was the situation of the lost human lives that succumbed to the deadly coronavirus that struck the world like thunder.
It was early March 2020 that the news about the deadly Coronavirus disease circulated the world, that Wuhan city in China was the source.
Unlike other viruses that have struck the world emanating from China, Coronavirus disease has a unique appearance. That is to say, this is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus.
Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment. Older people and those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to develop serious illness and at a high risk of losing their life.
Upon confirmation of the existence and the dangers of the deadly virus, the World Health Organization (WHO) after experiencing the world trembles came up with an emergency solvent method to the screaming lives world over.
The initial warning was in terms of a temporary solution where one could regain hope. The best way to prevent and slow down transmission is to be well informed about the COVID-19 virus, the disease it causes, and how it spreads. Protect yourself and others from infection by washing your hands or using an alcohol-based rub frequently and not touching your face.
The message fell on fertile ground as the world complied with immediate effect and innovatively expanding the message and breaking it to an extent of introducing Face masks. Face masks turn to be a common ware after health experts authenticated them as one way a person could avoid touching soft parts of the face.
The Coronavirus disease that was pronounced in Wuhan China, started spreading like wildfire because of human movement. Continents panicked, States redesigned their boundaries! As if that was not enough, human beings were told to keep a social distance for one’s protection against the spread of the virus.
The above fracas happened in just weeks after the virus was pronounced contagious hence affecting human culture in numerous communities worldwide. Behavior change became a new phenomenon where one was denied to shake hands as a way of greeting.
The year that a human being enjoyed only two months, it is of latest that every community despite challenges started to accept “change is a fact of life”. Not yet experts or scientists have the life expectancy of Coronavirus disease in the world and the remedy is still a nightmare!
Days of convenience are gone; the human race is skeptical of tomorrow.
By Birungi B. Mark
Kagadi Kibaale Community Radio (KKCR)