“The single biggest threat to man’s continued dominance on the planet is the Virus.” – Joshua Lederberg, Ph.D (Nobel Laureate)
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has caused 3,110 deaths globally and more than 90,000 cases have been confirmed globally, according to the WHO.
The US reported 9 deaths and 80 cases from the coronavirus as the outbreak that started in China continues to spread. India, Germany, and Iran have reported new cases of the coronavirus as well.
Reported community spread of COVID-19 in parts of the United States raises the level of concern about the immediate threat for COVID-19 for those communities. The potential public health threat posed by COVID-19 is very high, to the United States and globally.
What are Corona Viruses?
Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases. It includes Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). A novel coronavirus (nCoV) is a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans.
How are they transmitted?
Coronaviruses are zoonotic, meaning they are transmitted between animals and people. Detailed investigations found that SARS-CoV was transmitted from civet cats to humans and MERS-CoV from dromedary camels to humans. Several known coronaviruses are circulating in animals that have not yet infected humans. https://www.who.int/health-topics/coronavirus
The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure:
- Upper respiratory symptoms
- Shortness of breath and breathing difficulties
In more severe cases, the infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure, and even death.
Standard recommendations to prevent infection spread include:
- Wash your hands regularly
- Cover your mouth and nose while coughing and sneezing
- Thoroughly cook meat and eggs
- Avoid close contact with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness such as coughing and sneezing
- Always carry reusable straw, drinking bottle and own produce bags with yourself
Reusable Straw, drinking Bottle and Produce Bags:
ecofworld’s Bamboo straws are a great alternative to single-use plastic straws. ecofworld bamboo straws are organic, handmade, biodegradable, 100% natural, durable, sustainable. Take the Bamboo straws out with you as the precautionary measure so as none of the germs of coronavirus are transmitted.
ecofworld’s environmentally friendly, durable, safe, easy-to-clean and large stainless-steel drinking bottles are an excellent alternative to using plastic water bottles. The steel will not rust, and many desirable features are available. These bottles are the best option nowadays to avoid this epidemic.
Rather than collecting an abundance of single-use plastic bags that are not only inconvenient but harmful to the environment and costly, try using an ecofworld’s reusable fabric bag. These reusable bags are durable and can carry more at a time. Also, it will save money, resources and reduce pollution. So, take your own ecofworld’s Reusable Cotton Mesh Fabric Bag while you go out for shopping. https://www.ecofworld.com/blog/6-habits-of-choosing-eco-friendly-products-by-growing-kids/