What is the full form of COVID 19
COVID 19 : Corona Virus disease of 2019
COVID 19 stands for Corona Virus disease of 2019. It is the name given by WHO to the disease that is caused by the novel coronavirus SARc-CoV2. This disease started in late 2019 at Wuhan in China and spread across the world in the next few months. As of now, almost every county across the globe is suffering from this pandemic. World Health Organization (WHO) named this disease 'COVID 19' on 11 February 2020 in a press release.
Why is it named COVID-19?
WHO gave this name to this disease to make it easy to discuss disease prevention, its spread, transmission, severity and treatment. This name was chosen by WHO after consulting the World Organization for Animal Health and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Besides this, the other reason behind choosing this name is that it does not reflect a specific geographic location, a particular animal, or a community of people. Furthermore, this name was also found easy to pronounce.
What is Coronavirus?
Coronaviruses belong to a large family of viruses that are commonly found in animals as well as humans. COVID-19 is caused by a new (novel) type of coronavirus that had not been identified before. So, as of now, August 2020, there is no specific treatment available for COVID-19. However, a combination of anti-HIV drugs or other medicines is being used to improve the conditions of the infected person. Besides this, almost all the major pharma companies across the world have started developing the vaccine for COVID-19. It is believed that a vaccine will be developed soon.
This type of coronavirus is found to infect mostly the old people and people with poor immunity. The young people and who have strong immunity or healthy lifestyle are found to be at low risk of getting this infection.
Current Corona Updates:
AS of 16 Nov. 2020, 1.32 million people have lost their lives due to COVID-19 infection and there are a total of 15.3 million active cases across the world. Most of the deaths occurred in the USA, Brazil, India and France.
As we know, prevention is better than cure, there are many precautions that one can take to protect oneself from Coronavirus or COVID-19, some of which are listed below: