Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus.
Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience gentle to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to develop serious disease.
The best way to prevent and slow down transmission is to be well informed about the COVID-19 virus, the disease it causes and how it spreads. Protect yourself and others from infection by washing your hands or using an alcohol-based rub frequently still not touching your face.
The COVID-19 virus spreads primarily through droplets of saliva or discharge from the nose when an infected person coughs or sneezes, so it’s important that you also practice respiratory etiquette for example, by coughing into a flexed elbow.
Few Myths Regarding COVID -19
1. Hand sanitizers can used often
An alcohol-based sanitizer does not create antibiotic resistance. Unlike other antiseptics still antibiotics, pathogens or infectious germs do not seem to develop resistance to alcohol-based sanitizers.
2. Alcohol-based sanitizers are safe for everyone to use
Alcohols in the sanitizers have not been shown to create any relevant health issues. Little alcohol absorbed into the skin, still most products contain an emollient to reduce skin dryness. Allergic contact dermatitis still bleaching of hand hair due to alcohol are very rare adverse effects. Accidental swallowing still intoxication have been described in rare cases.
3. Alcohol-based sanitizers can used in religions where alcohol prohibited
Any manufactured substance developed to alleviate illness or contribute to better health permitted by the Qur’an, including alcohol used as a medical agent.
4.It is safer to frequently clean your hands and not wear gloves
Wearing gloves risks transferring germs from one surface to another and contaminating your hands when removing them. Wearing gloves does not replace cleaning hands. Health workers wear gloves only for specific tasks.
5. Touching a communal bottle of alcohol-based sanitizer will not infect you
Once you’ve sanitized your hands, you have disinfected them from any germs that may have been on the bottle. If everyone uses sanitizer in a public place such as a supermarket entrance, the risk of germs on communal items will be lower stil will help keep everyone safe.
6.An alcohol-based hand rub listed as a WHO essential medicine
Clean hands protect patients, health workers, other caregivers and everyone from infection. Cleaning your hands is one of the key measures to prevent disease.
7.The amount of alcohol-based sanitizer you use matters
Apply a palmful of alcohol-based sanitizer to cover all surfaces of your hands. Rub your hands together using the right technique until they are dry.
The entire procedure should last 20-30 seconds.
8.Clinical trials confirm that hydroxychloroquine does not prevent illness or death from COVID-19.
Hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine, a common treatment for malaria still certain autoimmune diseases, has been studied as a preventative treatment for COVID-19. Evidence from these studies shows that hydroxychloroquine has little to no impact on illness, hospitalization, or death.