The coronavirus outbreak, which started from Wuhan of China in December 2019, has swept throughout the world and affected more than 200 countries in its net. The cases in the whole world crossed over 30 million, with more than 7 million active cases in the span of 10 months. On Sunday, the death toll for the disease crossed 1 million mark.
This deadliest virus has spread to every continent, country, state, city, and village. The whole world entered into lockdown to curb the spread of this corona, which took the lives of many people. The highest number of fatalities is in the U.S.A with more than 200k cases, followed by Brazil with 140k+ points, then India with 95k+ cases.
Even now, after surviving for ten months, the effect of this covid pandemic is not decreasing. However, if we focus on the positive side, the number of recoveries is continuously increasing. Almost 74% of people affected by this virus have recovered so far, whereas there are only 3% deaths from covid-19, with 23% of active cases globally.
Effect on the world
This coronavirus outbreak resulted in the closure of many big businesses and industries and resulted in the downgrading of worldwide economies. However, the scientists still struggled to find the ideal vaccine for the curb of this deadliest virus. This pandemic resulted in various changes in people’s lives and Mask, social distancing, Housefull of hospitals, and beds became the new normal globally. The IMF has cautioned that as the world’s GDP plummeted, the financial turmoil might provoke a “recession like no other.”
A massive uptick in cases in most areas was seen in mid-September. The World Health Organisation has cautioned that influenza casualties could also double to two million without any further collective global intervention.” One million is a horrible figure. Before we start discussing another million, we need to focus on that,” whom Emergency Director Michael Ryan told reporters on Friday.
The continent Europe, who successfully slows down the spread of the virus, is now facing the second wave of new coronavirus cases in big cities, namely Paris and Madrid. Whereas in Asia, India remained the worst affected country with over 6 million corona cases and more likely to overtake the U.S in terms of total cases in the next few weeks.
As spectators, viewers, and visitors were forced to stay at home, held indoors by stringent measures enforced to curtail the transmission of the epidemic, world athletics, live entertainment, and foreign travel came to a standstill. Intense restrictions placing half of humanity, more than four billion people, under some lockout by April initially slowed its rate, but cases have risen again after constraints were weakened.
Ways to reduce the spread of coronavirus
According to the World Health Organisation, COVID-19 is transmitted by respiratory droplets, which usually fly between three to six feet and land on an environment where they can remain for a few hours or a few days. Through breathing such spores, there is a chance of contracting the disease, but there is a greater danger of having it from hitting objects, such as chairs, walkways, or door handles, where all those particles might have accumulated.
Simple measures of hygiene may seem apparent, but they are significant. With pure soap and clear water, hand washing destroys viruses, but only when it is performed regularly and adequately. Hands can be rinsed for 20 seconds, at least.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, hand sanitizers can be useful because they include 60 percent alcohol. But the sanitizer would not work if the feet stink or soggy, which is why the department favors hand washing.
Since germs can reach the body through the eyes, nose, and mouth, it is necessary to avoid touching the skin. When individuals wipe their eyes, scratch their noses, or contact their lips, dirty hands transmit the virus.
Hence, we need to take care of ourselves by washing our hands frequently, avoid touching our face, eyes, nose, wearing masks, and sanitizing quite often for corona prevention.