What you need to know about COVID-19

Anna reports on how COVID-19 is spread and what steps you can take to try and keep yourself healthy

Panic, concern and uncertainty make up just some of the emotions running high throughout the international community as COVIS-19 spreads. Travel plans are being cancelled, shops are running out of hand sanitizer, and with international students being called home, all of us are unsure of how seriously we should take this pandemic.

COVID-19, the disease caused by Coronavirus, was just a story on the news up until a few weeks ago. Now, with 116 cases in the UK, even the most confidant among us are beginning to worry.

James Robb, MD UC San Diego–one of the first molecular virologists to work on coronaviruses in the 1970s– recently released a letter offering advice in how to slow wide spread of the virus.


Firstly, do your best to keep your hands off of any potentially contaminated surfaces, such as bathroom or commercial doors. Avoid handshaking–try to greet people without coming into contact with their hands. Use your elbow or knuckle to flip light switches and elevator buttons.

Secondly, use disinfectant wipes and hand sanitizer dispensers when available in public. Wash your hands with soap for 10-20 seconds and use a greater than 60% alcohol based hand sanitizer when you return home from any activity. Try to keep hand sanitizer at the entrance to your home and car.


Third, if possible sneeze into a tissue and then discard. Try not to sneeze into your elbow as clothing can carry the virus that can be passed on for up to a week or more.

COVID-19 is spread in large droplets through coughing and sneezing, it’s lung specific, the air will not infect you but all surfaces where the virus could be can. Everything that comes into contact with infected people will be contaminated and potentially infectious. You will not be infected unless you are directly sneezed or coughed on, but you can infect yourself by touching your nose and mouth with dirty hands–we touch our nose and mouth on average 90 times a day. Wearing a surgical mask can keep you from touching your face, but it will not protect you if you receive a direct cough or sneeze on your nose or mouth.

Stock up with zinc lozenges, if you can. Zinc Lozenges have been proven to be effective in blocking the virus, as well as most other viruses, from multiplying in your throat and nasopharynx. Use them several times a day if you feel any cold-like symptoms–its best to lie down when you take a lozenge in order for it to dissolve in the back of your throat.


While we all hope for the best, the virus will most likely be wide-spread by April or May. Humans have never seen this snake-associated virus and have no internal defense against it. Massive worldwide efforts are being made to understand the molecular and clinical virology of the virus, but no drugs or vaccines will be available this year–only symptomatic support. However, 18 people in the UK have since recovered from the virus and 45 cases are being treated at home.



266 thoughts on “What you need to know about COVID-19

  1. Hey just wanted to give you a quick heads up. The words in your content seem
    to be running off the screen in Chrome. I’m not sure
    if this is a format issue or something to do with web browser
    compatibility but I thought I’d post to let you know.
    The design look great though! Hope you get the issue solved soon. Kudos

  2. daftar situs slot gacor deposit via Bank BRI online 24jam – Punya agan berharap main tipe game ini kalian sepatutnya memutuskan betting mana yang bakalan anda pasangkan kemudian bossque tinggal menekan tombol deal supaya permainan dimulai oleh bandar. Game ini dimengerti sebagai permainan melawan agen judi on-line. Merespon dimana pemain melawan bandar bukan melawan player on line lainnya. Game blackjack ini ialah game yang mengasah keterampilan bettor. Institusi penting buat para bettor blackjack untuk trik baru dalam bermain game ini, dan menerapkan dan menggabungkan siasat baru dalam permainan. Permainan tipe ini ialah permainan yang menarik dan mudah buat dimainkan oleh slotter yang baru dalam permainan tipe ini, dengan kemudahan daripada game dragon tiger ini, pemula dapat dengan gesit mengetahui tipe game ini.

  3. Hello, I think your site might be having browser compatibility issues.

    When I look at your blog site in Opera, it looks fine but when opening in Internet Explorer, it has some overlapping.
    I just wanted to give you a quick heads up!
    Other then that, excellent blog!

  4. Looking at this article, I miss the time when I didn’t wear a mask. slotsite Hopefully this corona will end soon. My blog is a blog that mainly posts pictures of daily life before Corona and landscapes at that time. If you want to remember that time again, please visit us.

  5. I’m writing on this topic these days, casinosite, but I have stopped writing because there is no reference material. Then I accidentally found your article. I can refer to a variety of materials, so I think the work I was preparing will work! Thank you for your efforts.

  6. Invest just 1 baht and you can log in.Yes, you can join in the fun at every famous camp. Withdraw money immediately A way to make money for modern investors. Earn real money every game. Each bonus game is easy to break and hard to break. 918kiss We have carefully selected it especially for all players. There is no need to spend a lot of capital. Start having fun with no minimum.

  7. I am currently writing a paper that is very related to your content. I read your article and I have some questions. I would like to ask you. Can you answer me? I’ll keep an eye out for your reply. 20bet

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *