After an outbreak of covid-19, people started dying & wishing to get back to a normal life, especially when omicron appeared recently in November 2021. The cases were getting worse day by day & lot of people died due to this virus. So what do you think about when life will go back to normal? Curious to know all the perspectives about it, If Yes, so don’t forget to look it out!
When a sudden outbreak of coronavirus began in Wuhan, China in December 2019, everything started to change including our lives too. This virus is a transmitted disease that transmits from person to person just like influenza & affects your whole respiratory system but is known to be more dangerous than any other viral disease as it can suddenly lead to the death of a person.
No one knows when will everything be better or how things will develop in the coming days. Several vaccines were developed & were injected into the people to make their immune systems strong enough to fight against this virus.
But after that, in 2021, when everything seemed to be getting normal, people were assuming that maybe life will become normal this year, suddenly another variant of Covid-19 known as Omicron broke out on Nov 26, 2021, according to WHO (World Health Organization).
The waves of Omicron started spreading around the whole world in less than 3 months & is affecting people with its high peak. Omicron is more dangerous & infectious than its previous form & evades the impunity given by an incomplete vaccination.
Moreover, it is affecting the world with remarkable speed but was controlled swiftly because of the precautions & vaccines given to the people.
Though Omicron was controlled rapidly in some countries & didn’t get worst because of the vaccination & precautions, still, it’s not sure when will life go back to normal.
Omicron Variant is a bit milder than the previous (Delta) one, but it contains a high number of mutations (50%) which is more than that of the delta which contains about half of them. It was also seen, that at the moment, the cases of omicron are much more gentle than the previous variant & it’s more contagious as well.
It usually reveals its symptoms after 2-3 days or maximally up to about 5 days after the exposure which is a bit shorter than the delta as delta usually takes about 8-14 days for the people to recognize its symptoms.
However, the symptoms of omicron are a bit different than the other previous variants. In the case of omicron, the patient’s usually like to sleep more often even though they’re not suffering from Pneumonia or any other infections like that. Also, omicron seems to spread more quickly than the previous variant delta.
With delta, the condition of the patients seems to start becoming progressively worse within 5-6 days, whereas in the case of omicron, there are fewer chances of having a severe illness within 5-6 days or even after that as well!
The symptoms of omicron usually feel like a common cold to many of us, but still, it’s dangerous & can let you get hospitalized or kill or leave people to suffer from its long-term symptoms that may disturb their lives.
However, its symptoms are:
|Severe Headache||Runny Nose|
|Severe or Mild Fatigue||Sore Throat|
|Shortness of Breath||Cough|
|Nausea||Ache or Pain in Body|
|Discoloration of nails or fingers||Skin Rash|
If you feel any of the symptoms like this, remember to get tested on time & try to isolate yourself until you get your test results. Also, try to stay at home & avoid social interaction if you’re living in an area with high rates of infections.
After a sudden appearance of omicron especially in the USA, the pandemic seems to be more likely a permanent challenge for the people as many people were wondering whether life will ever return to normal as it was, before this Covid-19.
According to Health Care Insider, many people in America have lost hope about the return of normality again in life. Also, this institute found that (20%) of people, ages 18-30 reported that they’re unable to attend their colleges & universities because of this pandemic & (19%) of people reported not getting married or being unable to plan any event just because of this Covid-19.
About 30-34% of people reported not attending any live concerts or sports events due to this.
37% of people said that they’re unable to travel or they have to limit travel, especially because of the presence of this new variant omicron.
60-64% of people in the US, also reported that due to the sudden appearance of this omicron variant, they have increased their health precautions even more now.
Health Care Insider also said that it’s common for Americans to get frustrated & disheartened because of the fear of getting infected even after getting a vaccination, but it’s also very important to get vaccination on time as it avoids further complications & prevents further deaths because of this coronavirus.
As this omicron variant spread easily in the society, even among the vaccinated population but the chances of getting hospitalized or the chances of death have been reduced because of vaccination, so that’s why it’s important to get vaccinated on time.
In the UK probably, the delta was a dominant variant back then that infected about 4.9 million people across the UK whereas, omicron was declared to be the less virulent variant than the delta. Also, its symptoms are milder than the delta variant.
In the UK basically, 38% of people are more worried about their finances instead of catching covid-19 whereas, 33% of people in the UK reported that they’re more concerned about their health & catching coronavirus instead of finances.
Also, 49% of people reported that they’re feeling the control of their mental health a bit down & 54% to more number of people reported that the symptoms of anxiety & depression have increased due to the pandemic.
Well, according, Sarah Craft, a member of ONS (Office for National Statistics) said in one of her statements that the infections were high & will remain high, but it is also seen that in some parts of the UK the infections may no longer be increasing.
This shows that the return to our normal life will not gonna provide us with many mental health benefits as people are expecting.
Previously on 31st December 2019, China reported to WHO (World Health Organization) about the bundles of cases of Pneumonia seen in the city of Wuhan with no known cause. Then later on, WHO reported 282 confirmed cases in some other countries as well including Japan, Korea & Thailand.
After that 6 death cases were reported in Wuhan city, 51% of people were declared to be severely ill & 12% were declared to be in a very critical condition. Then on the 30th of January, 2020 (WHO) confirmed the rapidly spreading of this virus around the whole world.
The name of this virus was then declared Covid-19 also known as coronavirus which became the cause of SARS-Covid-19 (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome). Then after some days, the US reported the first death case of a man who died due to this Covid-19 & was in his fifties & was living in Washington State.
After the delta variant of covid-19, a new variant was reported by (WHO) known as Omicron, which was first identified in South Africa on the 24th of November, 2021. This variant was tracked in more than 120 countries by scientists & was declared to be the fastest spreading variant of the previous ones.
Doctors said that though it’s the fastest spreading virus but are less severe & different than its previous strains, especially from the delta. Omicron cases were confirmed to be less severe & fatal than the delta & provide less risk of getting hospitalized. Patients usually don’t feel any fever, cough, or loss of smell or taste in omicron.
Darren Martin, a biologist at the Cape Town University of South Africa, reported that nothing was found regarding the sudden appearance of omicron. “It just comes outta nowhere”.
However, omicron has mild symptoms but according to experts, it can’t be avoided. Its side effects can be very severe, especially for those unvaccinated people that are:
• Brain Fog
• Trouble of Heart
• Shortness of Breath
• Difficulty in Sleeping
• Aching of muscles
• Long-Term Fatigue & Weakness
• Failure Memory, Mental Fog & Lack of Concentration.
• Mood swings
• Accelerated Heart Rate
• Bronchitis that can lead to an irritating cough
Though omicron is not severe as compared to delta, it’s very important to take precautions to protect yourselves from this virus otherwise it takes no time to get worse & can cause death.
The first & foremost thing you need to do is to get vaccinated on time as 15% of people haven’t got their vaccination up till now.
Should maintain 1-2 meters of physical distancing.
Should wear well-■■■■■■ masks with clean hands.
Need to avoid crowds & any social events.
Try to stay in well-ventilated areas.
Maintain proper hygiene.
Try to reduce exposure to viruses.
Shouldn’t ignore any indications of illness like cough, fever, flu, sore throat, tiredness, etc… & should consult a doctor immediately.
Does climate change affect COVID-19?
According to the doctors, no evidence was found regarding the effect of covid-19 due to climate change, but the change of climate does play an important role in our health & our risk for infections.
How long does a COVID-19 last?
According to researchers, it usually depends upon climate as coronavirus can die quickly if exposed to sunlight or very hot temperature, but can survive longer if the temperature is low or at room temperature.
Does water transfer Covid-19?
No, covid-19 doesn’t spread through water usually, but sometimes it can be possible through drinking water. Otherwise, coronavirus can spread through social contacts, especially through infected persons.
How to disinfect houses during covid-19?
To protect your houses from coronavirus, remember to clean rugs, mats, or carpets with soaps, water, or any detergent used for them. Wash your clothes or other items in warm water by adding some ethanol or Dettol like disinfectants to prevent viruses & should dry them properly after that.
Who published the name of Coronavirus?
The name coronavirus as COVID-19 or SARS-COV-2 was officially declared on 11th Feb 2020 by WHO (World Health Organization).
When coronavirus was first identified?
Covid-19 was first identified on 30th December 2019, in the city of China, Wuhan.
What is Coronavirus?
Covid-19 belongs to a large family of viruses that can cause severe illness or sometimes death of a person from a common cold or other severe diseases.
What organs does Covid-19 affect the most?
Covid-19 usually affects your lungs, kidney & liver the most.
What complexities covid-19 can cause?
Coronavirus can lead to ARDS (Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome) which is the most severe one as it directly affects the lungs, causing fluid leakage in your lungs & results in shortness of breath, then pneumonia, failure of multi-organs, septic shock & death are the major complications of Covid.
We don’t know when will our lives go back to normal it could be November, December or January & so on, but it’s our responsibility to protect ourselves & our loved ones from this dangerous virus by taking precautionary measures so then the chances of getting hospitalized or deaths may be reduced.
Difference b/w Delta & Omicron
When will life get normal in the USA
When life gets normal in the UK