Coronavirus – COVID19
What is Coronavirus?
How does it spread?
How is their mechanism of action into our body?
How to prevent it from happening?
The new coronavirus, first called 2019-nCoV and now known officially as COVID19, belongs to the family of coronavirus, which owe the name to crown-like spikes on their surface. Most described coronavirus are found in birds or mammals, particularly bats.
The main route of transmission is mainly by air, through small droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. It is also probably transmitted through close contact with body fluids of infected people. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby, or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
Coronaviruses are medium-sized enveloped positive-stranded RNA viruses. Its name derives from their characteristic crown-like appearance. These viruses have the largest known viral RNA genomes. The host-derived membrane is studded with glycoprotein spikes and surrounds the genome.
Coronavirus’ Journey Into Your Body
1. Coronavirus enters the body
2. Receptor recognized by the cell
3. Unlocked and enters the cell
4. Meet the core of the cell
5. Release RNA
6. Leverage on our cell to replicate
7. Cell death
8. More corona viruses released
3 Ways To Prevent All These From Happening
1. Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.
*If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with 75% alcohol (effectively kill most of the viruses). Always wash hands with soap and water if your hands are visibly dirty.
2. Wear a face mask
How to wear?
How to dispose?
3. Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe. Common household cleaning products that can also kill the virus , including products containing:
4. Take supplements to boost immunity: