Mitigation to take a stand against COVID-19.
COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by a new strain of coronavirus. In full words 'CO' stands for corona, 'VI' for virus, and 'D' for disease. This new virus and disease was unknown before the outbreak began in Wuhan, China, in December 2019.COVID-19 can be characterized or confirmed as a pandemic due to the rapid increase in the number of cases all over the world, additionally this new virus has no qualified accepted immunity or available vaccine for COVID-19 till now.
By preventing/treating ourselves this nowadays this world pandemic, we have first to notice COVID-19 symptoms and signs of infected ones and we treat ourselves against its symptoms depending on patient’s clinical condition. As preventing this corona virus we know that it affected people differently i.e. the young and normal people it takes two weeks as the time of recovery rather than the older people with other medical problem like heart attack, diabetes are highly affected where three to six week needed to be recovered, so the older and underlying condition patients should be priority at the hospital. Altogether considered as common symptoms dry cough, tiredness, sore throat, headaches, fever difficult breathing; death can occur with the contact between people, respiratory droplets as actual significance for transmission of COVID-19. World Health Organization advises us that all confirmed cases, even mild cases, should be isolated in health facilities for adequate care.
Having self-care actions to prevent against this COVID-19 are Physical distancing, good respiratory hygiene, and hand washing regularly not only that but also wearing a medical mask wherever you go, medically accepted mask are surgical or procedure masks that are flat or pleated.
According to the self-care during COVID-19 by international OCD foundation provide you with tips and techniques to prevent against this pandemic among them are the following ones: do your best to contain the anxiety that COVID-19 brings, be gentle with yourself, and with those around you, focus on controlling the things that you can, stay calm, do not ignore your thoughts and feelings, develop self-care toolkit, reach out to your support networks, find at least one thing to feel positive or grateful about every day, try to get outside at least once a day, figure out a way to help others, remember — this is a new normal, but it is a temporary normal. Chappell, Bill, 2020.
Based on tips to self-care yourself against this COVID-19 published by national Jewish health are following: take deep breaths and stretch often, avoid risky or destructive behaviors, such as spend time outside, going for a walk in the park, but follow social distancing guidelines. Mental health caring is one of big issue to be caring is for this main reason people with pre-existing mental health conditions use disorders may be particularly vulnerable in an emergency, all its condition and how it affect to get it as we mention down a lot on it. Before we go beyond mental health mean what and what include in it?
Mental health is a basic necessary part of overall health and wellbeing and includes people’s psychological, social well-being and emotional. Its affection is based on how we feel, think and act and it helps to handle stress, make choices during an emergency and many more. But here, we have to notice the difference between poor mental health and not be diagnosed with a mental illness and once again its conditions may be short-term i.e. situational or chronic i.e. long-lasting. Mental health conditions are depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and People with preexisting mental health conditions should be treated and be aware of worsening symptoms. UN News. 2020
By having care of mentality will help you think clearly and react to the urgent needs to protect yourself and your society and this is by avoid hearing about the pandemic repeatedly can be upsetting and recognizing that any bad mood is every personal natural and it’s normal. Referring to others talk on this issue Van Kirk agreed, saying “while coping may look different for everyone, these activities can help with breaking the worry-anxiety cycle”. Experts agree that the biggest takeaway of this health crisis is that “Maintaining balance in daily life and not letting your day be consumed by the next headline” is important to maintain perspective in the uncertainty of daily life. Good sources providers among them, the main are the Centers for Disease Control, World Health Organization, and Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress.
The most important of all is to cope with COVID-19 so to let life goes on; it has become a source of daily conversation and to support our developmental needs and understanding of COVID-19 discussion can help to master what's happening, relieve some of their fears, make people feel safe and as well begin to cope. The key point to cope with this pandemic to build trust within all age of people, by frequently talking regular updates as more is learned about COVID-19 and the precautions families should take and encourage society to express their feelings, letting them know that it's OK to be upset and having hope of hardworking of our expert on this. Basically to let all possible runs with regulating and fixing all treatment rules and support our vulnerable population as the way to cope together.
In the life society can plan, and pandemic come as thief without pretending it and all of these are a part of life. Wisely we have either to conquer it as had done to influenza or cope with it as malaria and other diseases cannot stop our developmental journey buy noticing that “prevention is better than cure”.
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Writer : MUGOBOKA Yves from UR