As coronavirus continues to impact millions of people around the globe, the number of cases in the United States has exceeded 5,000. The schools closed and the supermarket emptied in previous weeks. People begin to take it seriously. Let us learn something about the virus and how to protect ourselves and our family!!
1. Know the Symptoms of Coronavirus.
Coronavirus-19 was first discovered in December 2019 in Wu Han, China, but now it spreads throughout the world. As the virus spreads, we are seeing some people with mild illness, some who get very sick, and some who have died. The reason health officials are concerned is because the virus is new, which makes it hard to predict how it will continue to affect people. Researchers and doctors are learning more about it every day, including exactly how it spreads and who is most at risk. The symptoms mainly include fever, cough and difficulty breathing. The severity of symptoms ranges from mild to severe.
2. How You and Your Family Prevent it?
- -Avoid people who are sick. COVID-19 may be contagious before a person has any symptoms. So avoid large gatherings and busy places until the outbreak is under control.
- -Try to stay at least 6 feet (2 meters) away from other people.
- -Wash your hands well and often. Wash for at least 20 seconds with soap and water or use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Teach your kids to do the same.
- -Try not to touch your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- -Use a household cleaner or wipe to clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that people touch a lot.
- -Follow recommendations from your local health authority, especially if there are people with coronavirus in your area.
3. Talk to Your Kid About the Virus
- -Remind children to stay away from people who are coughing or sneezing or sick.
- -Remind them to cough or sneeze into a tissue or their elbow, then throw the tissue into the trash.
- -Get children into a handwashing habit.
- -Teach them to wash their hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after blowing their nose, coughing, or sneezing; going to the bathroom; and before eating or preparing food.
Suffering will end, spring will come soon. Please put safety as the first priority. During the time of isolation at home, take care of yourself and your children. Remember, you will always be the hero in your child’s eyes. Let’s get through this toughest moment!