Covid-19 is caused by the coronavirus. They are a family of viruses that can cause respiratory illness in people. Coronaviruses also circulate among animals, including camels, cattle, cats, and bats. This pandemic has affected the whole world. COVID-19 cases are spiking up every minute. In our country, Tamil Nadu is one of the most affected states. The youth in the state is suffering from the disease. More than 1500 children have been affected by COVID. Though the most affected age group affected by it in the state is 13-60.
People are not understanding the seriousness of the situation. They need to avoid going out, touching surfaces, etc. But the question arises: Why are the class spiking up, if everyone is following the safety measures? The first reason can be, not EVERYONE is following the safety measure; people are going out as if nothing has happened, they are chilling out and are putting others as well as themselves in danger. Secondly, the people who are asymptomatic are spreading the virus when they are sick or when they are recovering. This means that for the time a positive coronavirus patient does not recover, he/she is a carrier of the disease and is spreading to wherever he/she comes in contact with. Thirdly, people are queuing up for the free nutritious food that the government is providing and are not following safety procedures like- social distancing, wearing gloves and masks, etc. Another reason can be that most of the people in slums are not educated with the idea of social distancing and are not aware of the disaster the disease can do.
In the state of Tamil Nadu COVID case count has reached 36,841 with 19 more fatalities in the last 24 hours, the state’s death toll stands at 326.
The government is trying its best to control the situation. The government has announced the appointment of 574 postgraduate doctors at a meager monthly salary. They had also appointed 365 lab technicians and 1,230 multipurpose coronavirus health personnel. This initiative would lower the workload from doctors and nurses and help improve the COIVID situation in the state. The government has also promised to increase their beds at hospitals all over the state from 5,000 to at least 10,000. There are 77 hospitals in the state at the moment which are tending to COVID-19 patients, of which 44 are government ones and 33 are private ones. But the government cannot help us unless we help ourselves and others by maintaining distance, wearing masks, using hand sanitizers every now and then. We have to take care of ourselves.
Look we can argue whether the vaccine is coming out in September, 12 months, or 18 in months but we have to be prepared.
Stay Home Stay Safe!