Exposing COVID-19: Knowledge is Power
In 2019, a new coronavirus disease was found in central China. Cases of this infectious disease, later named as COVID-19, have since been reported across China and in many other countries of the globe. The disease is catalyzed by a novel member of the coronavirus family that has not been seen before. The World Health Organization (WHO) has officially designated the new virus a pandemic.
Coronavirus: Know Your Enemy
Coronavirus infects the lungs. Thus, in accordance with the WHO, the two most frequent signs are high temperature and a dry cough. These symptoms are often accompanied by chest pain, breathlessness, and other signs. We will elaborate on the COVID-19 signs and symptoms below.
Most patients with the COVID-19 virus get better without requiring special medical assistance. However, older people, as well as patients with underlying risk factors (diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular disease, etc.) are likely to suffer from health consequences so severe that they need hospitalization.
The true quantity of people with COVID-19 is a lot more shocking than the official stats reveal, for patients with mild to no symptoms are neither tested nor counted. At the time of writing, there are no vaccines or treatments for the virus. Therefore, when battling this invisible enemy, each of us must master the art of war (according to Sun Tzu) and break the enemy's resistance without fighting.