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Preventing the Spread of COVID-19
You have gotten nitty-gritty down; you are making sure your hands are washed regularly, and you are staying away from friends and family. But you are likely to still have questions. Are you implementing the measures well? How precisely does social distancing and the wearing of masks will help? How do these measures help in the recovery of the economy? So how does this deadly virus spread? The virus is said to spread mostly from person to person. When a person coughs or sneezes he or she produces droplets of saliva and if they are infected, they could land in the mouths or noses of those close or possibly be drawn into their lungs. An individual with coronavirus – also when exhibiting no symptoms – may release aerosols when talking or breathing. Aerosols are contagious epidemiologic particles that can hang or glide in the air for up to three hours. Another person can inhale these droplets and can contract the coronavirus. That is the reason behind wearing masks when you are out in public to cover your mouth and nose. Additionally, coronavirus can spread from touching contaminated surfaces or objects. For example, an individual can contract COVID-19 through contact with an item with the virus on it and then touching your face.
Since new infections can still occur despite the measures in place, there is a need for contact tracing to ensure the very minimum spread of COVID-19. Anyone who gets close to people who are infected with COVID-19 is not only at a higher risk of becoming infected with the virus but also of potentially passing coronavirus to others. Contact tracing is necessary as it seeks to prevent more spread of COViD-19 by quickly isolating and notifying people who may have contracted the virus and are contagious, so that they can prevent further infection of people. The procedure begins with isolating every individual that a recent COVID-19 diagnosed person has been in touch with from the period where they become infected. In the case of coronavirus, an individual can spread the virus 48 to 72 hours before they can show any symptoms. In the event of COVID-19, one may be infectious 48 to 72 hours before they began experiencing symptoms. The contacts are updated about their contact, and they are informed on what signs to check, advised to quarantine themselves for a certain period and to seek medical support as required if they begin to experience the signs.
Even with the virus still not contained, people in different states like Texas have seen it fit to reopen business as a way to reduce the economic impacts from coronavirus. That said, the Republican Texas House Speaker, Dennis Bonnen, states that those demanding for an immediate reopening of businesses fail to wear protective gear like masks in public which exposes the public’s health to further damage and putting the state’s brittle economy in danger. Safety is essential if we are to contain the transmission and deal with the virus for good.

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