COVID-19, the most trending topic of the year. A sudden attack on humans, nothing remained of value except Health and life. Everything stopped; the earth became so calm like nobody was ever traveling anywhere. Only the daily data was released, showing the people’s death and the spread of the Virus.
Everybody was trying to understand the situation, but nobody had any exact answer. Numerous myths emerged, a lot of practices have been tried, but no solution is found for the elimination of the Virus. As usual, people started to live with it, as it is dangerous but a part of life.
Earnings stopped within a moment, those who had their savings and incomes continued, have normally passed the starting days, but as humans are not humans anymore, they have now become machines. They can’t stay in one place and have the savings for a longer time.
But, nature is the superpower. If it can be the mother, then it can be the destroyer too, in case no other option is left. The same happened this time; not only the young generation, or the adult generation, but the elderly have also believed that it is the century’s worst pandemic.
The worst thing about this is its unknown root cause and the invisible punishment to the world. The death thunder dominated everything else, every act of the living beings on the earth’s surface. Okay, everybody kept patience and consoled themselves, that it will go soon as all other life problems. The losses in life had two faces.
On the one hand, some people were going into depression due to the negativity of the happening. On the other side, most people were consoling them with the positive thought of betterment and thinking that all are in the same pond, then why to worry? These thoughts also ended, as per the famous saying that everything has a limit.
In between all these, the Virus spread rapidly, and this all was happening to stop the spread. People came to know about the symptoms of the Virus and the preventive measures. A lot has been done at the state, national as well as international level. Lockdown was imposed.
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Lockdown 1, 2, 3, 4 & so on….. One second, the lockdown was not to keep the Virus in locks, but the people. For the first time in the era, something controlled humans, humans’ acts, their livelihoods, and their ways of living.
Humans, who started to act before thinking, now again started to think before even moving a step from one place to another, and here the transformations occurred. No doubt, the restrictions and lockdown rules that were imposed due to this Virus, had a lot of negative results, but the one positive effect it started to have on humanity is above all.
Gradually, people started to be more aware of the Virus symptoms and took all the preventive measures that they could to safeguard themselves against it. Where money was the priority, now lost its place, and Health achieved it again.
A wise saying is, “We forget to value the things and blessings we have until a fear appears for losing it.”
The same happened here, Health is the priority now, and all other things became secondary. Money was only to fulfill the basic needs and to support life. Relations got rich in values; time got some value, nature, and the universe’s supreme element, is everything now.
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After numerous myths, facts, and truths, a final conclusion is made that it is all nature’s way of teaching humans and balancing itself. Humans can only protect them against its worst effects.
As we are here to talk about the symptoms of the disease, let us move towards it. The most common symptoms of the disease include cough, common cold, sneezing, and fever. Yes, the most basic symptoms of the existing diseases have now become the most dangerous ones.
Touching anyone, even our own body parts, are at risk. People were never so serious about these health issues; these were a part of life whenever the weather and the seasons use to change.
But, with the introduction of this Virus, the most common things became valuable, and the most valuable things, as per the views of humans, have lost their values within no minute.
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Tips to reduce the spread of the Virus or its symptoms
In the initial stage, it seemed difficult to live with it or to overcome it, but now with time, we have learned a lot and finally have the most important tips to follow and to reduce the spread of the Virus or its symptoms.
It became more clear that how the mild symptoms of seasonal flu can be a part of COVID-19. A narrow line is left between the symptoms of seasonal flu and COVID-19 as follows:
- Cough is a mild symptom, whereas dry cough is serious
- Fever is normal, but the recurring episodes of fever are serious
- Lacking taste can be normal, but losing taste becomes severe
- When difficulty in breathing becomes shortness of breath
- Headache gets replaced with a severe and continuous headache
- Low energy levels for a short span convert into a lack of energy for days
- Reducing immunity reaches a stage of Low Immunity
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How Severity Arises?
Above are the most experienced and witnessed symptoms of COVID-19, which are mild at the primary stage, but if the guided preventive measures are not taken, they result in the severity leading to the patient’s death. How this severity arises?
The answer to this question is well known to all of us now, still mentioning all the basics. Being irresponsible towards safety norms can make it severe, such as
- Neglecting social distancing norms in society
- Carelessness while coming in contact with a patient of any existing disease or seasonal flu
- Wrong or no use of masks
- Not wearing the same clothes again without washing
- Keeping different sets of footwear to go out and to wear inside the homes
- Cleaning each and everything with more attention and care as the Virus can stay for different periods on different surfaces
- Not touching our face without washing or sanitizing hands
In a nutshell, we can say that minor negligence of one can harm the whole family or society. So, be more aware and more careful, because, in the end, you have only you, your health and all other things can be earned with time. Ultimately, “Health was, is and will always be the real Wealth, Handle with Care..!!”
About The Author:
Dr. Vikram Chauhan – MD (Ayurveda) is the CEO and Founder of Planet Ayurveda and Krishna Herbal Company. He is an expert Ayurveda consultant from Chandigarh and practicing in Mohali, India.