News and statistics on the COVID-19 novel coronavirus change each day. As we enter the third month of restrictive measures and unprecedented strain on our healthcare system, we are all wondering what our future is going to look like.
What is COVID-19?
COVID-19, also known as SARS-CoV-2, is a severe respiratory disease that originated in animals but jumped to humans allegedly through live animal markets in Wuhan, China. It is unclear what animal first passed the virus to humans, but there is speculation that it is connected to bats or pangolins. When a virus makes that leap, we have no defenses for it. Since it is not human in origin, our bodies have no immunity to it. Over time we might develop immunity, but at this point, it is unclear when.
Until scientists develop a vaccine or some other innovative intervention, we must follow strict guidelines to ensure it doesn’t infect more people. Most people do recover, but we are finding that deaths are not limited to the elderly or immune-compromised. It is a virulent, highly contagious strain that continues to evolve beyond what we currently have the capacity to contain.
How We Catch It
Catching COVID-19 is much easier than catching the flu or a cold. The virus remains active on surfaces for weeks, as observed by the crews who cleaned a cruise ship, previously quarantined off the coast of Japan.
As an airborne contagion, the virus lingers in the air for three hours after an infected person coughs. It can enter the body through the mouth, nose, or eyes, meaning that if you come in contact with a contaminated surface or a sick person and then touch your face, there is a pretty good chance you will get it too.
Why Instant Testing for COVID-19 is Essential
One of the most significant issues is that there appears to be a large number of asymptomatic carriers who are unwittingly passing the disease to others, probably thinking that they are doing fine.
The problem is, what we don’t know will hurt us.
As the world continues to fight the spread of COVID-19, it is essential that as many people as possible have access to tests. Currently, across the country and most of the rest of the world, we are facing concerning lab backlogs of up to seven days, a concerning shortage of tests, and tight regulations as to who has access to tests, meaning that the numbers we see likely don’t reflect the current reality.
The solutions we need are clear. We need access to accurate tests, and we need lots of them. With ready access to rapid detection kits, medical offices, and other healthcare facilities can get the answers they need quickly and recommend measures that are appropriate to each situation.
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