Why fighting the coronavirus depends on you

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If we can slow the virus down, it could save hundreds of thousands of lives.

In March 2020, the World Health Organization officially classified Covid-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, as a pandemic. That means the disease no longer constitutes just an outbreak or even an epidemic; the coronavirus has now spread around the world, and will continue to reach into other countries and communities.

That’s in part because of how contagious the virus is. When you’re infected with the flu, it takes about two days before you start to show symptoms. But coronavirus symptoms take an average of five to six days to appear, so it’s easy to spread well before you notice that you’re feeling sick. Many people are spreading it while going about their daily lives as usual.

The risk is that once coronavirus starts to spread in a community, about 20% of cases are severe and may require hospitalization. As those cases multiply, hospitals can fill up quickly. And people with severe cases of COVID-19 who can’t receive proper medical attention are at a much higher risk of dying.

Ideally, we would be able to stop the virus from spreading entirely. We can’t do that right now. What we can do is slow it down, so that the severe cases get spread out over a longer period of time, and hospitals are less likely to be overwhelmed on any given day. And that’s where each one of us comes in. The best way to slow down the spread is for everyone — healthy, sick, young, old — to limit social contact as much as possible, immediately. This is called social distancing, and it only works if enough of us do it. But if we do, it could mean the difference between the life and death of someone you know.

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Author — Vox


To the people who bought 20 bottles of soap leaving none of the shelves for others, you do realize, that to stop getting Coronavirus, you need other people washing their hands too, right?

Author — Just Some Guy without a Mustache


For me "social distancing" isn't a measure, it's a lifestyle.

Author — Calvin Tong


My grandmother just passed away and my mom is heartbroken because she can't even attend the funeral since she has the flu.

Author — Darly Souza


Introverts: *You merely adopted the loneliness...I was born in it..molded by it*

Author — Elite remover


Person with flu: Stays at home
Person with Covid: 🎶 *I will travel across the land* 🎶

Author — Marc o


This is the first and only fight you can win by just staying on your couch.

Wow! Thanks for all the likes. Feel free to checkout my coronavirus video while you quarantine :)

Author — Mihad Alzayat


A pandemic where my only job is by practicing social distancing?

It's like I was made for this.

Author — Victor Valerio


“This was a warning to other countries”
The US: I’m gonna pretend I didn’t see that

Author — Iplaystuff


I am a nurse in AZ and my unit officially became Covid 19 unit for the whole hospital since Sunday. It's filled.
Here we go! 😷

Author — Goahead


That's how media of all countries should aware the people. Not like repeating same thing again and again and create PANIC.

Author — I M


Hey, YouTube algorithms.

Put this in everyone´s recommended _now_ .
Not sometime in like August 2024...

Author — Åsa S


People in third world countries can't afford social distancing and don't have jobs that they could do from home. Which is why they still go out and work in public. Because getting food on the table is still the primary objective of the family. Starving isn't an option for them, so they risk going out despite the virus.

Author — Typical Internet Troll


For the comment that said Greenland isn't infected,

Author — [Insert Name]


Government: social distancing
Me, who was at home for 2 weeks straight before: ok

Author — Николай Костин


The most important part of this video.
"To slow the virus down, you need to act as if you already have it."

Author — Clem84


Why call it social distancing? Call it physical distancing. We could still be connected online.

Author — `Abd Albarr Aal Sayyid


Social Distancing:

Me: lets just go gamer mode
*hi internet*

Author — Heinzel1D PaboZ


This video sums it up. Too many people sick at once is a problem. Its not that were all turning in to zombies.

Author — Ken Say


"Go away from people and avoid social contact"

Me: *I've been training this for 18 years*

Author — 1 Sub Before 2021?