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and morbidity rate and prognosis?

COVID-19 is a serious global infectious disease outbreak.  It is part of a family of viruses called
coronaviruses that infect both animals and people. This particular one originated in China at the
end of 2019, in the city of Wuhan, which has 11 million residents. In the past two decades
coronavirus outbreaks have caused global concern, including one in 2003 with the Severe Acute
Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and more recently in 2012 with the Middle East Respiratory
Syndrome (MERS).
OVID-19 can cause symptoms very similar to the flu – fever and a dry cough (the two most
common symptoms), fatigue, aches and pains, and nasal congestion. As the pandemic spread
around the world, other symptoms such as a loss of sense of smell or taste have emerged.
Severe cases can lead to serious respiratory disease, and even pneumonia. Those most at risk
are the elderly, or people with underlying medical issues, such as heart problems or diabetes.
According to the most recent global numbers (27 March 2020), 14.8% of people over 80 years
old, infected with the virus, have died from it, compared with 0.4% in people aged 40-49% and
none in children under 9 years. The situation across countries is rapidly changing and these
numbers will continue to change as the pandemic shifts. Despite most deaths still being in older
people, it is clear that many young people with the virus can still develop serious infection that
requires hospitalization.

The virus is spread from person to person through small respiratory droplets. When a person
coughs or sneezes, these droplets can also land on nearby surfaces. There is also evidence that
the COVID-19 virus can last on surfaces – especially plastic or metal – for up to 3 days. This is
why advice to avoid catching COVID-19 has focused on handwashing with soap, the use of
alcohol-based hand sanitizing gels and keeping a distance from people who are symptomatic.
2.) What and how can you contribute as a student nurse to the fight against the
current medical crisis we are facing today? Elaborate.
As a student nurse, I can help to fight against COVID- 19 pandemic by using my knowledge
about health. I will teach the people around me about the COVID- 19 for them to be aware of
the virus, I will also teach them the things on how to prevent the spread of such disease,
including the proper handwashing. In addition, I will also emphasize the importance of the
WHO rule about social distancing, that this rule is very effective and helpful to prevent the
spread of the disease because the disease can be easily transmitted from person to person
through droplets.
As for having a subject of nutrition in this course, I will also use my knowledge to alleviate this
problem by sharing information to the people about the nutritious food they should take in
order for them to have a food in their stomach and as the same time to boost up their immune
system. Many people are suffering from the lack of food during the lockdown because they
don’t have the savings to compensate their needs, that’s why the government help is their only
hope, however, many Filipinos who are qualified are still not able to receive the help from the
government, in that case I will also use my knowledge and share it to the public on how to plant
the vegetables that can be added to our recipe and improve our food to be more nutritious.
Lack of knowledge about health is one of the factor that triggers the worst scenario in the
person’s life more likely in this time of crisis, that’s why peoples that have acknowledge about
health can help the government to solve the problems and help other people by sharing
knowledge about their nutrition and other ideas that may be helpful to them.
3.) What lesson have you learned so far from this crisis and how would you
prevent recurrence of such.
This was my first time in my life to experience a pandemic that affects all over the world and
because of that it leads panic not only on me but also to all of the people because everybody
can be affected by the newly virus. It is very alarming because as of now, vaccine is still not
available in the market and when it infects the human body it could be fatal that may lead

During my time on lockdown caused by COVID, I had realized that it is not easy to stay at home
because the foods in our house are just not enough for the whole lockdown, however I also
understand the importance of lockdown and social distancing, even though the lockdown cause
many people to suffer because they lost job and was not able to buy food, the lockdown also
has a good impact to end this pandemic, without this I realized that our case now which is more
than 10,000 had a possibility to multiply at 3 or 4 times.
To fight the crisis, I take the advantage of lockdown to have a time to plant, so that I can
produce vegetables that we can eat during lockdown. I’ve learned how to plant petchay, talong,
kamote and okra. The vegetable grew faster than I expected and I think that what I was doing
was the right thing to fight the foods crisis that affects most of the Filipinos.

I’ve also realized the importance of handwashing because it prevent us to acquire the virus.
Moreover, social distancing is also important because the virus has 2 types, symptomatic and
asymptomatic, we are not aware if the people around us are infected of not so to help us
prevent the virus, the social distancing would be the most helpful method.