COVID-19, like several infectious diseases is extremely challenging to deal with especially given its high rate of transmissibility. Viruses in particular present a major challenge to scientists in developing a cure as they often mutate. The flu virus is a typical example as there are 4 types of the virus which are referred to as Influenza A, B, C and D.
Influenza A is often hosted naturally by wild birds, but unlike the other types, it can easily move across species in part due to its ability to easily evolve within short time spans. These properties in turn mean the virus is extremely contagious. In addition, it is often the type associated with pandemics such as the current COVID-19 pandemic.
Viral infections are often the most difficult of all infectious diseases to treat as they can’t be killed. The best viral treatments are based on supportive care and the principle of ‘damage limitation’ which involves treating associated symptoms and suppressing viral multiplication. This is why vaccines are essential as they help the body mount its own response to stop the virus from establishing itself in the body, and inflicting damage as a result.
So, what is the cure? The best antidote and treatment for COVID-19 is PREVENTION. It is a tried and tested antidote that works in all scenarios when it comes to viruses. Prevention itself can be ensured through vaccines and basic hygiene in particular.
COVID-19 appears to be mainly transmitted through respiratory droplets. When we sneeze or cough droplets are released into the air, these may be inhaled by someone close by or may find rest on a hard surface where someone simply placing their hand on the surface and then putting their hand to their face can result in transmission via the mouth, nose or eyes. This is why it spreads so easily and is difficult to contain with some people not even being able to confirm exposure to a contact getting it. It also survives for relatively decent periods on hard surfaces albeit with decreased viability. Thus, it is essential to follow as much precautionary measures as you can. The main ones are
1. Hygiene: Regular hand washing and intermittent use of hand sanitisers (when hand washing is impractical) can help minimise the small but ever-present risk of transmission from various surfaces to the face. In addition, covering your mouth or nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze can help limit the risk of someone else inhaling infected droplets if you are infected.
2. Social Distancing: This is essentially the reason for lock down in several countries. It is also the reason we have been asked to keep a distance of at least 2 metres between yourself and others. Epidemiological studies have estimated the distance based on the velocity of droplet travel after sneezing.
3. Medications & Supplements: Although there is currently no cure or preventative drug(s) for COVID-19, there are an abundance of supplements that you can take to help optimise your immune systems response to attack by the virus.
Other preventative measures you may consider include stopping smoking if you’re a smoker (smokers are thought to be at higher risk of COVID-19 related complications), making sure you develop a good exercise routine and eating healthy.
With the data also showing us that the elderly and those with a pre-existing disease are more vulnerable, possibly due to an ongoing decline in natural immunity it is imperative that they implement the above preventative measures. Doing so may well be the difference between contacting the virus or not, and disease severity if you do get it. However as we now know, no one is totally immune from the disease so….
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