Kindly note that this composition will consist of scientific facts, general knowledge and personal opinion represented by the letters S, G and P respectively.
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a type of coronavirus proven to have mutated through natural selection(S). The name coronavirus originates from the crown-like projections on their surfaces, corona in Latin means "crown". Coronaviruses are a group of viruses that cause illnesses like the common cold or in severe cases Severe Acute Respiratory syndrome SARS (no not the rogue armed robbers)(S). Viruses are biological agents that reproduce inside the cells of living hosts(S); they thrive on attacking our Powerfully armoured immune system(your white blood cells)(G). Yeah so eat healthily, and you’re basically a superhuman robot person(P).
COVID-19 originated in Wuhan, China in late December 2019. Health officials believe the virus originated in a seafood market in Wuhan, and they initially said the virus was transmitted from animal to a human and then spread to other humans through direct contact. It is now known to have infected more than 255,000 people around the world and killed more than 10,400 of them also been spread to at least 163 countries and regions around the world in less than three months(G). Common symptoms of COVID-19 are runny nose, headache and a fever in severe cases shortness of breath, pain in the lungs and death (S). There are no known vaccines or treatments for Coronaviruses yet! (S), So basically if you get infected, and your body soldiers are strong enough to save you, you’re practically immune from this virus forever(that’s how fun our bodies are)(S+P).
The world health organization has declared COVID-19 a pandemic and therefore urged us all to employ the following prevention exercises:
1. Social distancing
2. Self isolation
3. Boosting immune system with vitamins from fruits or medication.
4. Basic personal hygiene, come on people wash your hands a lot! For at least 20 seconds and in case you can’t get soap and water, manage a sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol until you can get soap and water. ( nothing silly like bathing with salt)
5. Sneeze in your elbows.
To debunk some Nigerian myths, there is nothing special in our blood or weather that is a superpower against the virus. Yes! The NCDC has confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria, so it is not a hoax.
Fun fact: There’s something about the Coronavirus family liking bats. In conclusion, COVID-19 is a threat to humanity but through the doggedness and hard work of scientists, medical personal all over the world and the cooperation of the general public by being responsible, it will be eliminated(P).