A microscopic entity, invisible to the naked eye. How dangerous can it possibly be? Well to answer that, dangerous enough to press pause on this rapidly developing, changing, innovating, and hustling world.
With over 2.5 million people infected and around 179 thousand lives lost, this microscopic entity does have some intense level of ‘danger’ associated with it. What starts as a simple fever and probably a dry cough can in severe cases lead to respiratory distress followed by septic shock and finally death.
The insignificant cough, the occasionally ignored fever, and pneumonia which either required some antibiotics or a pre-formed vaccine have gained so much attention and importance that they never had before. These are the most common symptoms of the novel coronavirus that has risked the very existence of the entire human race.
No vaccine as such has been legalized as of now but these symptoms are very much treatable. If given the required rest, the body has a high chance of recovery; provided if there were any symptoms in the first place.
Gaining entry into the respiratory system either as an airborne infection or through fomites, this virus will first infect the cells lining your airway and lungs and very conveniently use your organs as coronavirus factories to spew out more of their kind to ultimately put you in distress.
Horrifying as it sounds, the disease for most is mild. It proves fatal for the aged, the new-born, and the immuno-compromised. But given all this, are we, as the so-called most intelligent species on the face of this Earth, ready to let an entity so small decide our fate? Absolutely not.
Governments all over the world have come together to fight this pandemic. After what seems like an eternity, people have come forward barring all their religious, economic, ethnic, and social disparities to join the cause and win this battle.
The rich, the privileged, and the famous have done their bit by contributing funds and spreading awareness. The use of soap or any disinfectant and social distancing seems to be the only two norms people are asked to follow to limit the spread.
Our doctors, scientists, healthcare workers, law enforcers, and those delivering the basic necessities door to door; are truly the real heroes. This is going to be a long journey and certainly not an easy one, but this virus will not rule our world, ever.