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What is Coronavirus and Fundraising for COVID-19

What is Coronavirus and Fundraising for COVID-19

Posted on Mar 27, 2020

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is a deadly and infectious disease affected by a newly discovered coronavirus. The coronavirus disease reportedly originated from Wuhan, the capital city of China’s Wuhan province.

Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus experiencing mild to moderate respiratory illness and reportedly people with good immunity recovering without special treatment. Older people above 60 years and those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to affect from the coronavirus.

The best way to prevent the virus and slow down its transmission 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 sanitizer frequently and not touching your face. Doctors are advising to wash your hands regularly.

The coronavirus spreads primarily through droplets of saliva or discharge from the nose when an infected person coughs or sneezes, so it’s important that you also practice respiratory etiquette (for example, by coughing into a flexed elbow). It is also reported in some parts of the world that when an infected person coughs or sneezes, the droplets travel in the air for an hour that is causing more coronavirus cases.

At this time, there are no specific vaccines or treatments for coronavirus. Donald Trump, the president of the USA permits to treat the infected people with medicine using for Malaria treatment. However, there are many ongoing clinical trials evaluating potential treatments. iConnectX will keep you updated with the latest news and updates through its blog and social media page. Facebook | LinkedIn | Twitter

Coronavirus Prevention:

The government of all countries is advising their citizens to follow social distancing that is the best way to defeat the nCOVID-19 or coronavirus. Many countries like Italy or Spain failed to take timely social distancing action that reported the highest deaths in the world.

To prevent infection and to slow transmission of coronavirus or COVID-19, do the following:

  • Wash your hands regularly with soap and water or clean them with alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Maintain the social distancing and not to come out if your city or province reported coronavirus cases or if Government has lockdown the city.
  • Advice to maintain at least 1-meter distance between two people.
  • Avoid touching your nose, mouth, and eyes.
  • Cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing.
  • Stay home if you feel unwell.
  • Avoid taking medicine without the Doctor’s consult, it can be dangerous to your life.
  • Refrain from smoking and other activities that weaken the lungs.
  • Practice social distancing by avoiding unnecessary travel and staying away from large groups of people.

The USA government has asked for Hydroxychloroquine, a medication used to prevent and treat malaria, from many countries to use in the treatment of COVID-19. India export the consignment of hydroxychloroquine, days after New Delhi lifted a ban on the export of the anti-malaria drug, seen as a possible cure for COVID-19, to the US and some other countries on humanitarian grounds.

Coronavirus Disease and Symptoms:

The coronavirus or nCOVID-19 affects different people in different ways. Coronavirus is a respiratory disease and most infected people will develop mild to moderate symptoms and recover without requiring special treatment. People who have underlying medical conditions and those over 60 years old have a higher risk of developing severe disease that leads to death.

Common symptoms include:

  • Fever
  • Runny Nose
  • Tiredness
  • Dry cough

Other symptoms include:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Aches and pains
  • Sore throat
  • Very few individuals will complain about diarrhea, nausea or a runny nose.

Individuals with mild symptoms who are otherwise healthy should self-isolate and contact their medical provider or a COVID-19 information line for advice on testing and referral.

People with fever, cough or difficulty breathing should call their doctor and seek medical attention.

Coronavirus in the USA (COVID-19 in the USA)

The US exceeds China and Italy and took the grim title of the country with most COVID-19 cases worldwide. The state of New York has become the epicenter of the country’s outbreak with most cases reported from this region only followed by New Jersey and California with total COVID-19 or coronavirus deaths crossed 77,000.

In the United States, more than 1,202,910 and 3.6 million people worldwide have tested COVID-19 positive. In the USA alone, 33k people have been recovered from the virus and discharged from the hospital. The world has observed 21% fatality in all the closed cases, edging out Italy which has reported most deaths, and China, where the virus was first detected and in two months, it has infected more than 180 countries.

Fundraising for Coronavirus or COVID-19

To prevent the people from coronavirus pandemic, governments across the world completely or partially lockdown the country to stop the movement of people from city-to-city or country leaving the poor, daily wages laborer and underprivileged people unemployed. Many local nonprofits are coming forward to provide the food. You as a responsible citizen, create virtual events, online donations, programs to raise funds to help the people affecting due to coronavirus or COVID-19. Support local or national nonprofits for fundraising in coronavirus pandemic.

Summary

The coronavirus or nCOVID-19 which originated from Wuhan, the capital of China’s Hubei province, initially the Hubei province reported the 99% cases in the first month of the outbreak. The coronavirus outbreak panicked the people living in the city lead them to fly to their country. The unpreparedness of respective governments leads to an increase in cases, and also people who did not heed to government advisories leads to more cases.

Currently, the USA has reported more coronavirus or COVID-19 cases followed by European countries. Italy, France, Spain, and Germany are the most affected countries in Europe. So far, Italy has seen more deaths due to coronavirus pandemic followed by Spain.

Reportedly, there is no approved medicine by WHO but respective governments are using prescribed medicines suggested by their health organizations. The best way to defeat the novel coronavirus is by maintaining social distancing. Government across the world has completely or partially lockdown the county. A country like India where the population is little over 1.3 billion is currently in stage 2 and the government has completely locked down the country. It is reported that if coronavirus pandemic enters into stage 3 then it will lead to millions of positive coronavirus cases and deaths.

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