Facts about the Coronavirus

Callie Jordan, staff writer

The Coronavirus has completely changed the life of almost every human on earth. It has caused the loss of lives, jobs, and much more. Coronavirus is any group of RNA viruses that cause a variety of diseases in humans and other animals. The symptoms of COVID-19 include dry-coughing, fever, tiredness, and in severe cases, difficulty breathing. People can end up catching the virus and the symptoms won’t fully develop until 1 to 14 days later which is very problematic.

The disease can be even more life-threatening to people who are old and already have medical conditions. When someone already has health problems, they are more vulnerable to become deathly ill. 

Next, there are many ways that we can prevent the spread of COVID-19. Since it is easily spread by coughing and sneezing, we need to stay at home as much as we can. Staying home is the safest way to prevent yourself from catching the disease. Then, we need to keep a safe distance from each other when in public. Many different health authorities suggest that we stay at least 6 feet away from others at all times.  Also, wash your hands as much as you can for at least 20 seconds each time.Following these guidelines can significantly help flatten the curve and keep our communities healthier.

Also, there is no scientific evidence that animals can get the disease, but they can still spread it around. So, we need to be mindful about that. Keep your pets at home with you!

Sadly, there is no vaccine for COVID-19 yet. Ways to self care at home include, resting/sleeping, keeping warm, and drinking plenty of liquids. But, if you are dealing with severe symptoms, it would be wise to be hospitalized. There is a greater chance of healing when you are given the right and paid for treatment by real doctors who know what they are doing.

Finally, there is obviously no exact date for when we will be allowed out of quarantine. But, the date will be sooner if we all just follow the rules and stay home. This pandemic truly has devastated many, but I believe we as a nation will rise from this stronger than before.