Many people have misconceptions about COVID-19. More rumors are circulating as we see the government taking measures in Samaropathy. How fatal is COVID-19? Why is the government so careful? Here are the details on this.
Is COVID-19 a very dangerous disease?
This is one of the biggest fears spreading in the country. However, this anxiety is unfounded. The protective system in our bodies has the power to control any virus disease. However, the genetic structure of COVID-19 is modified so that it takes a little longer to suppress it. COVID-19 mitigates most of the potential for a protective mechanism. However, if this protective mechanism is impaired, COVID-19 can reach the lungs and cause severe pneumonia. They should be admitted to the hospital. If the condition worsens, care should be taken in intensive care units. The World Health Organization has observed that if one in 100 COVID-19 infects, about 85 people will not need a hospital. The remaining 15 may need hospital treatment. However, only 4-5 per hundred people require intensive care unit treatment. Thus, COVID-19 is not a terrible disease; Not everyone is guaranteed death.
Why is the government so strict on what is not dangerous?
The agenda and actions of the government are most relevant. The number of people at high risk for COVID-19 is about 8 per hundred people in our country. This means that about 10-11 crore people out of 130 crore population are at risk. However, most of the hospitals in our country do not have the capacity to treat them. In addition, we have very few intensive care units. It is important to calculate how many people can be affected at once, rather than how severe the type of infectious disease like COVID-19 is. As long as the total number of patients is less than the capacity of the hospital, this means that COVID-19 is under disease control. This means that all COVID-19 patients can be treated at any time only if the spread of COVID-19 is as slow as possible. Considering the nature of the spread of COVID-19 disease, the government’s stringent action is reasonable.
What happens if there is no control?
Italy is an advanced country. The health system there is very efficient. Intensive care units of Italian hospitals are famous in the world. Infection specialists are on the list of reputable doctors around the world. Hospitals in Italy have the ability to cure any illness. Today, however, COVID-19 has greatly disturbed Italy. The reason is not the inability of their health system; COVID-19 infection spreading out of control there. Because of the lack of strict control, COVID-19 was rapidly spreading, causing thousands of patients to be hospitalized at once. Thousands of patients were treated at once for a hospital with a capacity of 100 beds. The entire health care system collapsed without the convenience of treating Italian hospitals with tens of times as many patients as they could afford. That is, the problem is not how advanced the country’s health care system is; How strict the COVID-19 spread should be.
As shown on the map, the elevated arch indicated a disease spreading far beyond the capacity of the health system in the short term. The situation in Italy is as follows. On the contrary, it seems that the disease is slowly spreading under the constraints of the second-tier arch. Thus the overall situation remains within the capacity of the health system. This is what we need to achieve through controls like lock-down. We cannot, for whatever reason, proceed in a high-arched way. That is why strict control of our country is important to our survival.