With the intensifying prevalence of the Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) around the world that even the World Health Organization (WHO) declared it a ‘pandemic’ last week, it is as clear as day that we all learn prevention and safety information against the disease.
As with all emergencies, ignorance is a direct nail to the coffin. Being ill-informed on the situation will always end up with major disastrous consequences. Take, for example, situations where cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is needed.
If someone experiences a cardiac arrest all of a sudden and you are the only one witness to the situation, but you are inexperienced with CPR, then it would not fare well for the unlucky victim. With the Novel Coronavirus Disease of 2019, it is fundamentally the same.
If you are unconscious to the literal hundreds of informational media pertaining to the disease, from overviews to many helpful safety and prevention tips, then that does not bode well for you in the future and you should definitely seek out information immediately.
Many medical organizations and agencies, such as the World Health Organization (WHO), the American National Red Cross, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the United Nations Children’s Fund among many others, have already reached out early, to the maximum extent of their power, to disseminate updated facts, information, and advisories about the disease, such as signs & symptoms, to how it spreads, how to prevents, what to do if you are sick, how to fight and reduce social stigma; basically everything you need to know about the rampant disease.
Being enlightened in this day and age is really essential to finally containing the pandemic, and individually we can all accomplish this in many different ways, such as seeking out enlightenment on the situation, taking classes and seminars to have a practical take on the situation, etc.
For example, the American National Red Cross provided training services for COVID-19 Prevention and Safety Information for Students. Their classroom activities follow CDC guidelines and updated COVID-19 guidance and they are taking extra careful steps to help prevent the spread of the virus, such as having people who has had any signs of illness in the last twenty-four hours to reschedule their training, that all non-disposable equipment and mannequins used will be cleaned according to CDC guidance, manufacturer’s directions, and adheres to use instructions for cleaning products.
Every organization, agency, and institution in the world is teaming up to prevent the further spread of the virus as it quickly became a global health concern and thus has amassed the attention of everyone around and it is each and everyone’s mission to stop it.
All in all, the Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a subject matter of utmost importance and urgency. It is very crucial to speak about it as it is currently affecting the lives of literally everyone. It is also vital to note that in this day and age, we also must scrutinize the information disseminated and not just blindly believe it for what it is, because in the Information Age, any sliver of information can mean life-or-death.
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