COVID-19 and its future impacts
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease and is caused by a newly virus named as coronavirus. The people sick with this virus can experience mild or moderate symptoms and they can recover without special treatment but sometimes it may be fatal.
This virus takes up to 14 days for symptoms to appear. The main symptoms of coronavirus are coughing, shortness of breath, fever, and sore throat.
How it spreads
This virus that causes COVID-19 is mainly transmitted through droplets generated when an infected person coughs, sneezes, exhales air or this virus can cause if a person close proximity of someone who has COVID-19, or by touching a contaminated surface and then your eyes, nose or mouth.
Coronavirus is a mild infection if we adopt preventing measures and if we not then it can cause death. So preventing measures are
• Use face masks when in closed and crowded places.
• Cover coughs and sneezes with tissues.
• Avoiding public places and unnecessary social gathering.
• Wash hands with soap and alcohol-based hand sanitizer for at least 20 seconds.
• Avoid close contact with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness.
• Maintain at least 3 feet distance between and yourself.
• And stay home and self-isolate and even with minor symptoms such as cough, mild fever and headache then contact with a doctor for recovery measures.
Reported cases and deaths
The coronavirus COVID-19 is affecting 213 countries around the world. Confirmed cases around the world are 23,141,010, recovered cases are 15,726,896 and counted deaths are 803,551. Currently infected patients are 6,610,563 from which 6,548,563 in mild condition while 61,711 in serious condition.
End of economy
With the arrival of COVID-19 the several countries are locked down for weeks. Their businesses, education and tourism have ceased. If this condition continues then every infected country has to face severe starvation, poverty and unemployment and economics breakdown will rise all over the world.
COVID-19 is especially a pandemic disease for poor who have no money to spend, no food to eat and no jobs due to lock down infact they have to face severe condition these days. This reveals that direct and indirect impacts of COVID-19 on health, hunger and food that already extensive even its impacts are multiple and would be massive.
As poverty is increasing day by day and from the latest research more than 1 million people are unemployed in Pakistan. Although the government is also giving relief funds for its public but that is not enough because no government is rich enough to feed its public for months. So we should adopt preventing measuring to end this pandemic disease. And we must use this crisis as an opportunity to strength our systems to prevent future outbreaks and hunger crises.
Otherwise at global level this virus will crush the economics of the developed as well as undeveloped countries.