In January 2020, scientists around the world announced that, a new Coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2 was responsible for a huge outbreak of a respiratory illness in Wuhan, China. Since then, the novel coronavirus has spread all across the planet, and it has touched every single country on the planet. A global pandemic was declared, and I am sure it has affected you in many ways. The pandemic has actually ruined the lives of millions of people, not only the people who have gotten the virus, but also people who have been affected by closures of companies, restaurants, malls, theatres, small businesses and more. Millions of people have lost their jobs, and they have had their lives turn upside down because of it.
In this article, I am going to be talking about some very surprising facts about COVID-19, that you may not know.
1. The very first one is quite interesting. If you have Covid 19, loss of smell is a symptom. If you start losing your sense of smell, I highly suggest you get tested for COVID-19 and go into isolation. Some very commonly reported symptoms of COVID-19 have included fever, cough, loss of smell and shortness of breath. Some people even lose their sense of taste.
2. The SARS-CoV-2 has been known to bind very tightly with human cells.
3. COVID-19 has been making babies very ill. Compare to adults; children appear to be less likely to get sick if they contract the novel coronavirus but, babies who are lesser than one year old appear to be very vulnerable to the virus. It is pretty obvious why this happens, because babies have a very vulnerable immune system. Beating the coronavirus requires you to have a good immune system, so that your body can immunise itself against the virus.
4. Keep in mind that COVID-19 virus can actually live on surfaces for days. It spreads through respiratory droplets. When an infected individual sneezes or coughs, the virus can travel from one person to another, either directly or by landing on surfaces. That is why, people should maintain a distance of 6 feet. The virus can even spread through the air, which is why you should not go to crowded places. Research has shown that the virus can live on cardboard for up to 2 to 3 days. It can survive a lesser time period on surfaces like metal and plastic. That is why most of the places are sanitising their surfaces.
5. Keep in mind that even if you are asymptomatic, you could possibly be a carrier. It means that the virus is not exactly affecting your body in a bad way, but you are very capable of spreading the virus, without even knowing about it.