COVID-19 & Us

The world has been battling with Coronavirus for several months. The virus, officially referred to as Covid-19, struck the world in December 2019 and has since then changed the way we operate and conduct businesses. As a result of the virus, lives have been lost and livelihoods have been hindered. Although there is a vaccine in the making, there is no cure for the virus yet, and this makes it crucial to follow the laid down regulations on safeguarding yourself and your loved ones. The Australian government has also been at the forefront of making lives better for Australians as well as securing the vaccine once it’s ready. Here is all you need to know about Covid-19 and what the government is doing to prevent it

Covid-19 And Its Effects

Covid-19 arises from a set of viruses that cause infections in the respiratory system. The weaken the body system and gets it to break down. Although the virus broke out in Wuhan, China, it has spread to every part of the world and continues to threaten economies and human lives. The virus has had grave impacts in the public health. People with Covid-19 are isolated from others into a safe place where they can get timely treatments. The virus is said to have an impressive recovery rate and this accounts for why a number of people have recovered from it. Being a virus that cripples human activities. Lots of things have been affected ever since it struck. By limiting physical interactions, the virus has changed the way we do a lot of things. This remains one of the most significant ways in which the virus has had grave impacts on the world. The world has highly become virtual place, where workplaces have now fully embraced the use of technology to conduct their businesses online.

Symptoms of Covid-19

  • There are certain symptoms by which we can identify the virus. These include mild illnesses and pneumonia. Some people may not show the symptoms, as studies show that while some are symptomatic, others are asymptomatic. For those who are symptomatic, they may exhibit the following symptoms:

    • Fever
    • Coughing
    • Shortness of Breath

    Other symptoms include loss of appetite, nausea, runny nose, fatigue, vomiting, among others. These are the symptoms you likely may face and if you are experiencing multiples of them, you can get tested here.

Respiratory Allergies

If you have hay fever or respiratory allergies, the chances are high that you may show certain symptoms similar to those of Covid-19. However, there is a way to tell the differences. 

  • Allergic asthma or hay fever does not come with fever
  • Other signs of hay fever include itchy nose, watery eyes, and itchy throat, but these do not apply to Covid-19. You can get more information on the symptoms here. 

How the Government Is Responding?

The government is at the forefront of gaining access to the vaccine from Oxford University. This means once the vaccine is certified, the government will be one of the first to get.

The government has been supporting families and businesses to get through the harsh economic realities through the provision of economic stimulus.

The government has also been providing access to quality healthcare such that all Australians can have access to adequate health services.

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