On Wednesday, March 11, 2020, the World Health Organizartion (WHO) declared COVID-19 a pandemic.
A pandemic is a disease epidemic that has spread across alarge region: multiple continents or worldwide.
Community engagement will help mitigate the spread of this virus.
The Coronavirus can be deadly, especially for elders with compromised health. Media reports indicate that the risk of dying dramatically increases among individuals in their 70s and 80s because of preexisting health conditions.
"As of May 7, more than 1.2 million Coronavirus cases have been confirmed n the U.S.," as reported by Sara G. Miller and Jiachuan Wu, NBC News . There have been more than 70,00 deaths.
We’re in a health crisis where it will be, according to the medical professionals, “catch as catch can” for at least a year as we wait for a testing strategy, as well as the development of a vaccine.
While waiting, caring for the immune system is our first line of defense! Our personal ecosystems are under attack!
Acute respiratory distress is uncomfortable and dangerous because it can transmute into pneumonia.
The immune system can be weakened by certain medicines, smoking, alcoholic beverages, poor nutrition, and AIDS HIV, an acquired viral infection that destroys white blood cells, thereby weakening the immune system.
According to the World Health Organization, coronaviruses are transmitted between animals and humans. They are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases.
The common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, sneezing, coughing, shortness of breath, and breathing difficulties.
The side effects of common pharmaceuticals cause the same symptoms.
More severe cases of infection can worsen to cause pneumonia, acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure, and possibly death.
The standard recommendations to prevent infection spread include “regular hand washing, covering nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing, and the thorough cooking of meat and eggs.”
It is also recommended that anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness should be avoided. However, sniffles, coughing and sneezing are common symptoms all year round.
People have asthma, bronchitis, seasonal and food allergies, as well as other mucus-producing ailments that cause them to expectorate, sneeze, and cough.
This does not include the way humans communicate so fully with their hands.
Individuals with hypertension, diabetes, or other delicate health conditions are more susceptible to developing infections because of weakened immune systems.
The February 2018 issue of Science Magazine published a statement from vascular biologist Tomasz Guzik of the University of Glasgow:
“The immune system is an unexpected but important player in hypertension.”
Compromised health creates fertile conditions for a virus looking to find a destabilized immune system to make its happy home.