Wednesday, April 29, 2020
As I write this passage the World is in the midst of a virus crisis which has claimed some two lakh lives and with some three million infected and every known and unknown habitats of the world are susceptible to this virus.It is an unprecedented event came totally un-announced and plundered the world putting it in total disarray. The United States as of now has faced more than FIFTY FIVE THOUSAND DEATHS tantamount to the lives lost in the Vietnam war over a ten year period Most of the deaths in New York..Some one lakh deaths in Europe with largest causality in Spain and Italy followed by UK,France,Germany.Boris Johnson the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom was also infected but survived due to apt medical attention.
As of now India has some 1000 deaths with 20,000 infections. Narendra Modi the Prime Minister has been proactive and in the fore-front in battling this crisis with constant consultations and contact with people and Council of Ministers.The state of Kerala has done a exceptional job in containing the virus and also treating infected patients.Only 2 deaths and 80% recovery rate a stupendous job and credit must go to the Cheif Minister Shri Pinarayi Vijayan and health minister Smt. Shailaja.Kerala appears to have some 500 infected. Maharashtra,Gujarat,Madya Pradesh,Rajasthan and Delhi contribute to some 80% of Corona cases in India and resulting deaths.
The Corona Virus also called the Novel Corona Virus ...novel meaning a new form of Corona Virus originated in Wuhan in China and spread quickly around the world.The virus spreading largely due to social contacts or mingling with each other which is a casual way the disease spreads and a formal way through respiratory droplets of acute patients.The infected persons in many cases are asymptomatic which means they dont show symptoms though they are infected. SARS and EBOLA are some cousins of this virus but create disaster much faster. The disease appears to have three stages. Initially it starts with dry cough and some kind of abdominal pain...progressing into high fever and respiratory difficulties and finally into organ failure.Fatalities are more in the aged class say some 60 years and above.Presently it has no cure but seems to respond in some measure to Hydrochloroquin.In India as of now the curing rate is more than 20 percent a fairly good index but must improve. Plasma Therapy is being tested ..injecting the plasma of recovered patients which is high in antibodies into patients who are in stage 2 of the disease which should lead to recovery.
One of the major responses uniformly around the World has been to implement lock-down which means every one stays at home and all commercial establishments closed. The Police of all countries imposed Curfew and punished people who came on to the streets..in places like Phillipines Police shot and killed offenders.Countries that implemented lock down earlir seem to enjoy some respite from the disease and is at manageable levels..India and NEW Zealand could be examples.
Specialists say the virus had its origin in WUHAN wet market where all forms of wild-life is sold for food.May be the blood of some wild-life must have had the virus and spread exponentially from Air travellers around the World. Could be....Wuhan to Dubai...Dubai to Europe and United States...and from Europe to the South American Continent and from Dubai to other pockets in Asia.
How could the World tackle this menace? No one knows for sure ! But some measures could be undertaken;
1.LOCK DOWN IS NOT AN ETERNAL SOLUTION FOR THIS PROBLEM
2.SPRAY DISINFECTANTS WITH VIGOUR THROUGH ALL INFECTED AREAS AND AREAS LIKELY TO BE INFECTED. TARGET OF SOME 2000 LITERS OF DIS-INFECTANT PER DAY IN MAJOR CITIES DENYING AN ENVIRONMENT FOR THE VIRUS TO THRIVE.
3.CREATE SMALL SPRAY BOTTLES WHICH ARE PORTABLE AND INDIVIDUALS COULD SPRAY THEM ON FACE MASKS .THEIR HANDS AND OTHER VULNERABLE AREAS REGULARLY.
4.SHOPS AND COMMERCIAL ESTABLISHMENTS MUST HAVE THEIR OWN SPRAY DEVICES AND DISINFECT THEIR PREMISES PERIODICALLY. SCIENTIFIC PEOPLE MUST SAY WHICH IS THE BEST DIS-INFECTANT FOR THE CORONA VIRUS.
5.USE OF FACE MASKS BY ALL IN PUBLIC AND DO SOCIAL DISTANCING IN PUBLIC
6.IN CASE SOCIAL DISTANCING IS IMPOSSIBLE IN CERTAIN SETTINGS USE GLOVES AND FULL FACE COVER AND SELF-DISINFECTING.
7.DO YOGA LIKE SARVANGASANA EVERY DAY WHICH COULD BUILD IMMUNITY TO THIS DISEASE AT AN INDIVIDUAL LEVEL.
8.WASH HANDS PERIODICALLY WITH SOAP.
9. IF SOME ONE HAS SYMPTOMS REPORT TO GOVERNMENTAL AGENCIES AT ONCE.EARLY DETECTION CAN CURE.
10. HIGHLY INTEGRATED TREATMENT MANAGEMENT WITH MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS IN COUNTRIES AROUND THE WORLD SUGGESTING THE BEST TREATMENT METHODOLOGY.