How to avoid coronavirus, nCov, or COVID-19 pandemic outbreak

As World Health Organization (WHO) declares this coronavirus or popularly known as nCov, COVID-19 or novel coronavirus pandemic, let us know more about this mysterious disease that has been spreading around the globe and strucking people and economies in unimaginable ways such as locking down cities, shutting down businesses, and even canceling of any general gatherings or similar. 

coronavirus prevention
no to coronavirus


As I research more about this said disease believed to have originated from Wuhan, China, it just came to me to share it. So for this post, I will just share as much as I know about the issue and provide them with reliable sources as much as I can. This is one of the simplest ways to contribute and help others to be aware of these life-saving simple acts you can now start doing.

1. Since we still don't know what exactly this coronavirus is completely, what are the SYMPTOMS of the patients that have them?

As per WHO's website, symptoms are just like having the normal flu:

- cough
- cold
- fever
- sore throat

the unusual ones that separate coronavirus from flu are having these (any) at the same time:

- tiredness
- shortness of breath
- difficulty in breathing
- body aches
- diarrhea

2. How does coronavirus spread?

Basically, infected droplets or substances from a person who has this virus most likely gets transmitted to other people via coughing, sneezing, and exhaling them which may include the saliva, sweat, and even the tears our body produces. The virus may stay or gets transferred to other surfaces or mediums from a few hours to even several days given the different conditions.

3. Why is coronavirus hard to contain?

As per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or CDC's website, it has an incubation period of 2-14 days (usually 5) after exposure, which means it can completely be undetected within those periods of time.

4. Why are people afraid of coronavirus?

Because there is still no definite/tested cure for this thus resulting in a strict quarantine policy of at least covering the whole maximum incubation period of 14 days or more.

5. So what do we do during these times?

* Boost your resistance & immune system

eat healthy
simply choosing to eat healthier options


     - Eat more fruits and vegetables
     - Take your vitamins and health supplements regularly
     - Have a healthier lifestyle (exercise daily for about 30 mins.)

boost your immune system
prevention is better than cure (especially if there is still none)


* Clean, sanitize & self-quarantine

     - Bring and use your (ethanol or ethyl) alcohol
     - Don't hoard alcohol, face masks or any "hot and essential" items right now
       (If others can't sanitize, the risk of spreading is higher)

sanitize what you hold
make sanitation a habit (clean what you hold)


     - Avoid reusing of face mask
     - Avoid touching personal items of others
     - Avoid touching other people's eyes, nose & mouth

Avoid touching other personal belongings
Don't touch other personal belongings


     - Do proper waste disposal
     - Stay indoors as much as possible
     - Don't go to crowded places
     - Maintain social distancing (1 meter or 3 ft. away)
     - Be generally more hygienic

stay indoors
stay indoors


* Be updated

     - As the story continues to develop, being updated with the latest always help
     (Make sure to get information from reliable sources)


As per the experience of other countries with the population of infected persons, the usual suspects that develop serious illness are older people with pre-existing medical conditions such as cancer, lungs and heart disease, diabetes or even to the simplest high blood pressures. There are also a few local medical experts supporting that the virus lives longer in metals and in cold than in hot temperatures but these statements are yet to be proven.

With these details, I hope it helped you be more aware in any way. Let us continue to contribute and help one another in our own possible ways because in these dark situations we find light and in these global crises uprises unity. With God's help, nothing is impossible because, with Him, the fight is already won. God speed.



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26 comments:

  1. I watched your video earlier on taking precautions against COVID. Good info.

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  2. Very practical and timely information. I hope this helps many people. Staying healthy is so important!

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    1. Thanks for visiting! You just mentioned the main purpose.

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  3. Very nice post! I think it helps a lot of people to feel safer when they can follow instructions

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  4. You make a great point about people hoarding hand sanitizers and face masks. If other people can't get these items, it may contribute to the spread of Coronavirus!

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    1. sadly many are doing it here because of two things, business and fear of being left out with none

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  5. We must all keep clean in these uncertain times. Wash hands, clean surfaces and avoid people.

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    1. in other words, go and hide. lol just making things fun lol

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  6. Such a timely blog post! We all need such tips... it's everyone's concern. Better stay indoors & take all the precautions.

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  7. The hording is a disgrace, we do not have even one bottle of hand sanitzer so it is crazy

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    1. Hopefully we learn on these things from now on..

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  8. Kristine Nicole AlessandraMarch 18, 2020 at 7:39 PM

    My family and I practice vigilance in keeping our surroundings clean and we do handwashing and hand sanitizing like crazy. I have a risk factor being diabetic, and my husband is recuperating from a recent heart surgery so we cannot afford to get sick. I have set up a "sanitizing station" in our house. A small table near the front door with alcohol, tissues, and a box of surgical masks. Outside our door, I have a shallow basin which contains a solution of water and bleach. I make the kids dip the soles of their shoes in the solution and leave it outside to dry before they take it in the house. Better safe than sorry.

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    1. WOW! You are doing a great job. I can tell. I certainly hope the families are that ready as well.

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  9. These are helpful tips. We all should avoid social meetings and be at home for a while now.

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  10. These are very useful tips, I must stay. We need to be careful. It's terribly annoying to know how much sanitizers have skyrocketed in a lot of places. Some people are just somehow.

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  11. Healthy body and maligo araw araw ang dabest para ma fight ang Covid-19 tapos iwasan muna sa gala gala.

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  12. Great information on current issue COVID-19, Staying at home following the shared safety measures.

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    1. we just need to participate so we can contribute. that simple

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  13. You provide excellent tips on how to be proactive during these times. Prevention is something that we are all focusing on right now. Thank you!

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    1. Hoping to inspire others to do their part

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