In late 2019, a new type of virus began to make people with flu-like symptoms sick. The disease is called Coronavirus disease-19 – abbreviated COVID-19. The virus spreads easily and now people of many countries have been affected by this disease.
You can protect yourself and if you help prevent others from spreading the virus:
What to do:
- Wash your hands regularly for 20 seconds with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand rub
- Cover your nose and mouth with a disposable tissue or flexible elbow when you cough or sneeze.
- Avoid close contact (1 m or 3 ft) with people who are unwell
- If you feel unwell, stay at home and stay isolated from others at home.
What not to do:
- Do not touch your eyes, nose, or mouth if your hands are not clean
What is a Coronavirus:
Coronavirus is a large family of viruses that can cause disease. In animals or humans. In humans, many coronaviruses are known Causes of respiratory infections ranging from the common cold Severe diseases such as the Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). most recently The coronavirus disease caused by the discovered coronavirus is COVID-19.
Safety tips :-
DO THE FIVE :-
Help stop coronavirus
- Hands wash them often
- ELBOW Cough into it
- FACE Don’t touch it
- SPACE Keep safe distance
- HOME Stay if you can
In the midst of the growing infection of the coronavirus, various types of research are coming out regarding its prevention and its remedies, but at present, the fact is that no proper medicine is available for treatment nor vaccine is available for vaccination. It is a pie. However, positive results have also come in this direction. Meanwhile, on the one hand, the government and health agencies are giving advice to avoid corona and on the other hand, various types of tips are also being given on social media. On social media itself, a claim is being made that drinking water every 15 minutes reduces the risk of coronavirus to a great extent. It is being said in a post that coronavirus infection can be prevented by drinking water at an interval of 15 minutes.
Let us know about it in detail:
In a post related to this claim on social media, it is being said that we should always keep our mouth and throat wet and drink water every 15 minutes. The reasoning behind this is being given that by doing this, the coronavirus goes into our body in the same way. Therefore, by drinking water, the viruses from our esophagus will go down in our stomach and die from the acid produced in the stomach. It is more important for us to know what scientists and experts say about this.
Kalpana Sabapathy, an epidemiologist at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, told BBC Future that it has been generalized, meaning it has been introduced in a more general way. They say that the infection is not caused by a single viral particle, but because of contact with thousands of particles, so cleaning the esophagus alone will not have much effect.
He says that the problem with this theory is that it is being claimed to kill the virus only by reaching the stomach. Even before the esophagus, the virus may have entered your body through your nose. If it is not so, the virus can enter through the eyes or through other paths. By touching the infected place or surface you will touch your eyes and the virus will infect you. Droplets released from coughing or sneezing of an infected person can also infect you through your breath.
The pH of acidic juices present in the stomach is between 1 to 3 (the scale of acidification), in which the virus is unlikely to die. In 2012, a virus pathogen belonging to the Corona family came to Saudi Arabia. This virus had the power to resist mild acids or acids present in the stomach. Scientists had found that the virus can easily attack intestinal cells by surviving in the stomach of patients.
It is not yet clear whether this will apply to this new coronavirus as well. Symptoms of diarrhea of coronavirus are also reported. Chinese scientists have also described the digestive system as a cause of diarrhea. In a report recently, it was also reported that there may be the presence of the virus in the feces of corona infected patients. Based on this fact, Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan had tweeted tweeting out the possibility of spreading infection by flies.
Talk about stopping the risk of coronavirus infection by drinking water, so far there is no scientific confirmation. In a similar study, it was investigated whether gargle with water can prevent respiratory infections! A study about this method, which was extremely popular in Japan, found that people who gargle three times a day had a lower risk than those who did not. However, this study is a very small group does not apply to coronavirus.
The habit of drinking water is good, this habit does not allow many stomachs and skin related diseases, but it has not been scientifically confirmed in the case of preventing coronavirus infection. According to experts, it can be dangerous to believe this claim without any confirmation.
Why maintain social distance:
Maintain a distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing at a distance of at least 1 meter (3 feet).