So you have Covid 19, now what? Do not fear! No matter how healthy you are, you, at some point will get sick. It is a natural response, and in fact one that is perfectly normal. When we get sick, and if we treat it appropriately and recover, then our bodies will be stronger because of it.
There is a lot of conflicting and confusing information out there about COVID 19 and it seems that daily, what we have been told changes. With all the astronomical numbers coming out about the amount of positive COVID tests then it seems to be the doom of it is not a matter of 'if' you get the virus, but 'when'. So common sense, a healthy immune system and listening to your body is imperative when it comes to dealing with this concerning virus.
Did you know as of March 2020 WHO States that For COVID-19, data suggest that 80% of infections are mild or asymptomatic, 15% are severe infection, requiring oxygen and 5% are critical infections, requiring...
With the recent health scare of the Coronavirus, I thought it important to be reminded of similar health scares of the past two decades. Listed below are a few of the examples from the Center for Disease Control (CDC):
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) - Feb 2003 (774 deaths worldwide)
Bird Flu (H5N1) - Nov 2005 (616 deaths worldwide)
Swine Flu (H1N1) - April 2009 (12,469 deaths worldwide)
Zika Virus (ZIKV) - May 2016 (Pregnancy related microencephalopathy in which 134 infant deaths confirmed)
CoronaVirus (COVID-19) - Feb 2020
Common cold and flu (291,000 to 646,000 deaths worldwide; 12,000 to 61,000 deaths in the U.S. per year.
The question is, is there a legitimate need to be alarmed with this latest viral scare? First, let's dispel any false information that you may have received. According to The John Hopkins Institute the differences between the latest coronavirus vs the good old fashion flu is this: