COVID’19 AND YOUR IMMUNITY
COVID-19 is the disease caused by the new coronavirus that emerged in China in December 2019.
The symptoms of this disease include cough, fever or chills, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, muscle or body aches, sore throat, loss of taste or smell, diarrhoea, headache, fatigue, nausea and congestion or runny nose. This problem can be severe and has even caused deaths.
The spread of this disease is from person to person and there is no vaccine made until yet. Prevention involves frequent hand-washing, coughing into the bend of your elbow, staying home when you are sick and wearing a cloth face covering if you can't practice physical distancing.
WHAT SCIENTISTS ARE PLANNING ON DOING NEXT
Scientists have planned to put in a new effort to understand how the immune system responds to coronavirus.
Scientists from 17 UK research centers are trying to answer questions like, how long immunity lasts and why disease severity varies so much.
The new UK Coronavirus Immunology Consortium (UK-CIC) says learning about immunity will help to fight the virus. It has received £6.5m from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).
Prof Mala Maini, a viral immunologist from University College London, who is leading one of the UK-CIC teams, said:
“Our immune response to a virus is really what dictates how we respond when we get infected, how ill we get when we get an acute infection, how long we're protected after we've had the infection and how well we might respond to a vaccine.”
Since the first case emerged, scientists have been battling to learn about how our bodies respond to infection.
HOW TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM
- Eat a diet high in fruits and vegetables.
- Exercise regularly.
- Maintain a healthy weight.
- If you drink alcohol, drink only in moderation.
- Get adequate sleep.
- Take steps to avoid infection, such as washing your hands frequently and cooking meats thoroughly.
- Try to minimize stress.
- Don’t Smoke.
The effects of smoking on the immune system are greater susceptibility to infections such as pneumonia and influenza more severe ones, longer-lasting illnesses, lower levels of protection in the blood.
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To fight this deadly virus, we all need to go hand in hand. We need to act responsible for ourselves and our environment, keeping everything and everyone around you is the key.
Taking care of your immune system is really important and as quick as we realize this, we can fight with this disease.
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