Student Author: Makenna W.
The coronavirus, or COVID-19, is a virus that is located in the lungs. It has been around for many years but there has been a recent outbreak. For the past four months, China estimated about 125,625 cases and only 4,000 of those have ended fatally. This virus has spread to different countries, but people have recovered from it. No, there is not a vaccine for the coronavirus, but you can recover if you catch it. Keep reading to find out ways to prevent yourself from getting this virus.
Viruses are small particles that affect living organisms and attack cells. A virus can be spread through the air, touch or any type of contact with an infected person. To stay away from a virus, you have to wash your hands and be careful of what you touch. If you think a hand sanitizer will work, you are incorrect. Hand sanitizer only kills bacteria and the COVID-19 is a virus. Wearing a facemask will also not lessen the chances of you catching this virus. A face mask is used for people who are already infected with a virus to keep them from getting you sick. Just try to avoid close contact with coughs and/or sneezes can help. Social distancing is proven to be the most effective way to keep yourself and others safe.
Most people think that COVID-19 is a new virus discovered and we know nothing about it. This is actually false. The coronavirus was discovered in the late 90s and early 2000s; scientists are trying to find out vaccinations and ways to cure this virus. It is proven that taking Vitamin C can reduce your risk of catching COVID-19. Scientists have also discovered different categories of it and ways to get tested. They are researching and trying their best to learn what they can do to help.
Most people are concerned but don’t be so worried that you are in constant fear or panic. Elders, young children, and people with autoimmune disease may have a higher chance of being infected. The best thing to do is wash your hands with hot, soapy water, avoid close contact to coughing and sneezing people, take your vitamins and do your research.
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