A review on COVID-19 pandemic situation

All we need to be careful not to panic. We know what it is. The first case of severe pneumonia was reported in China on December 31, 2019 of COVID-19 infection and by January 7 the virus had already been identified.

The genome was available on day 10. We already know that it is a new coronavirus from the same family as the SARS, which we have called SARSCoV2. Lots of deadly viral infectious disease came and vanished off. The same will be going to happen with Coronavirus. Studies has been suggesting that that Coronavirus mutating to its non virulent form. Later or sooner the world will be free from this virus. If you want the recent examples I will take the name of Ebola and Zika which were also declared to a pandemic.

We know how to detect the virus. We are preparing fast for the emergency cases. The situation is improving around the world including China. 4. 80% of cases are mild. The disease causes no symptoms or is mild in 81% of cases. People healing faster. Symptoms appear mild in children. The virus can be effectively inactivated from surfaces with a solution of ethanol (62-71% alcohol), hydrogen peroxide (0.5% hydrogen peroxide) or sodium hypochlorite (0.1% bleach), in just one minute. Frequent handwashing with soap and water is the most effective way to avoid contagion. Science is doing its work on its own way to find vaccines and therapeutic drugs of this virus. The vaccine group of the University of Queensland, in Australia, has announced that it is already working on a prototype using the technique called “molecular clamp”, a novel technology. This is just one example that could allow vaccine production in record time. Prototypes may soon be tested on humans. Antiviral trials are underway. There are already more than 80 clinical trials analysing coronavirus treatments. These are antivirals that have been used for other infections, which are already approved and that we know are safe.

We are doing better to overcome this pandemic situation. So stay aware, stay safe. Do not panic, do not spread rumors.

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