What is Coronavirus?
Coronaviruses are a class of Virus that are known for causing respiratory diseases in humans and include viruses like SARS, MERS, and of course, SARS COV-2. For those who don’t know, SARS COV-2 is the virus responsible for causing the current pandemic of COVID-19 spreading all over the world. Coronaviruses are known for having a protective membrane around their cell body, due to which they are hard to kill. The current Coronavirus outbreak is due to SARS COV-2, a mutation of the SARS virus, which was responsible for a similar outbreak in 2002.
Can drinking alcohol kill Coronavirus?
Okay, this is just dumb. Just because an alcohol sanitizer can be used to kill viruses on your skin doesn’t mean you can drink alcohol and kill the Coronavirus in your body. If that were true every time you drank alcohol, all viruses in your body would die, and there would be no use of medications. If anything, drinking alcohol can decrease your immunity. So stop drinking alcohol and spreading rumors.
Can I eat Non-Vegetarian food?
Since Coronavirus virus has now jumped species from animals to humans, avoiding animal exposure would not stop the spread of the virus. Additionally, meat that has been cooked thoroughly doesn’t contain any type of pathogens. So if you want to eat meat, technically you can. Having said that, it would be a good idea to avoid heavy consumption of non-vegetarian food in these circumstances because it might put unnecessary load on your digestive system and waste energy which can be used to fight disease causing pathogens. This is especially useful for elderly people. Avoiding partially cooked meat and raw meat is, as always, a good practice.
Will Coronavirus die in the Summers?
This is only an estimation at this point. Coronavirus patients are showing symptoms similar to Influenza and the seasonal flu. It is known that Influenza becomes aggressive during the initial time of the year when it’s cold in the Northern hemisphere, and as we approach the summer season, it dies down due to the high temperature. Currently, it is not known if Coronavirus will show the same trend, but health officials think there is a high probability that it will.
Can drinking Gomutra kill Coronavirus?
There is no research supporting the claim that Gomutra or Cow urine can cure COVID-19 (caused by SARS-COV2 coronavirus) or any other viral disease. While it may work as a placebo, I wouldn’t suggest drinking it due to the presence of ammonia and many other toxic chemicals in any type of urine.
Can Garlic, Onion, & Turmeric kill Coronavirus?
No. Garlic, onion, turmeric, or any other home spices can’t kill viruses. This is because diseases caused by viruses like the Coronavirus are ultimately destroyed by our own immunity system. What these home remedies can do is boost your immune system, which can then help you in fighting any type of viruses or bacteria, including Coronavirus. So eat garlic, onion, honey, tulsi, and turmeric not because they kill viruses but because they are good for your health.
Are Scientists working on a Cure?
Not exactly. Since COVID-19 is a disease caused by a type of Coronavirus named SARS COV-2, finding a cure is very difficult and could take a lot of time, time which we don’t have. This is because infections caused by Viruses can’t be eliminated using antibiotics, and there are very few effective medicines that can be used against viruses like Coronavirus. While minor research on using Anti-HIV drugs against Coronavirus is underway, the majority of the doctors and scientists all around the world, including the WHO and CDC, are currently trying to come up with a vaccine to inoculate people.
How Much Time will it take to Make the Vaccine?
We have to understand that making a vaccine is not an easy process and requires a lot of time. We can be satisfied with the fact that the WHO (World Health Organization), CDC (Center for Disease Control), and every other health organization around the globe is working on the development of a vaccine for Coronavirus. Still, the best estimate currently being given by the officials is mid-2021. This means we need to decrease the spread of the Virus as much as we can until the vaccine is prepared.
What can Common People do to stop Coronavirus?
As I said until the vaccine is developed, we have to try to decrease the spread of Coronavirus as much as we can. We need to practice “Social Distancing” and indulge in social interactions only when it’s absolutely necessary. Wash your hands regularly, use sanitizers when you can’t wash your hands, and practice good hygiene. If you think you have any symptoms of COVID-19, use a face mask to limit exposure to other people and consult with your nearest hospital of health official so that you can be tested.
We need to Flatten the curve when it comes to Coronavirus.
As shown in the picture above, Coronavirus is bound to infect a fixed amount of people, which is projected to be quite high due to Coronavirus’s highly infectious nature. What we can do to make sure we survive this pandemic is to spread the number of infections over a long period so that our medical facilities are not overwhelmed. If a large number of people start approaching hospitals, our health system might collapse, and people who can be saved might end up dying. This is what is happening in Italy and the United States. So practice social distancing, take care of vulnerable people in your home, and don’t panic. We will get through this together.