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Helpful Information On Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic
As the illness is thought to spread from person to person, experts advise washing hands, avoiding close contact with others, and cleaning and disinfecting surfaces. Wear a mask if you are sick or caring for someone who is.
There is no cure for COVID-19, nor are there any specific medicines to prevent or treat it at this time. The World Health Organization debunks rumors about false treatments on its Myth Busters page.
Most people infected with the coronavirus will experience mild respiratory symptoms and can recover at home, but those with underlying conditions may need more supportive care. If you suspect you’ve been infected, contact your medical provider.
COVID-19 has limited where and when you can travel. In the US, the State Department has advised citizens to avoid international travel until further notice.
Communities all over are coping with challenges such as lost wages, school closures, and access to healthcare. On a larger scale, International aid organizations like UNICEF are working with partners to help halt the virus.
Not everyone needs to be tested for coronavirus, according to the CDC. Most people with mild symptoms can recover at home. Decisions about who should be tested are made by state and local health departments. Call your doctor for medical advice if you think you’ve been exposed to COVID-19 and develop symptoms.
To stop the spread of coronavirus, health and government officials recommend avoiding large gatherings and maintaining a distance of 6 feet from other people. This reduces the chance of contact with those knowingly or unknowingly carrying the infection.
Coronavirus has changed the job market, with some companies downsizing, others relying on remote workers, and still other sectors hiring to help respond to the outbreak.