Thursday, June 10, 2021

175 Million Cases and Post-Covid Caution


Covid-19 infections and deaths are still rising in many parts of the world and already surpassing 175 million cases. 

Anyhow, it's good to know that governments are finally getting their acts together and feverishly working hard to get their populations vaccinated.

The world will only be safe when enough people have protection thanks to natural infection or vaccination, and the virus is no longer able to easily spread. Until that days arrives, there remains a risk that novel variants will arise as the pathogen mutates, potentially negating immunity gained from earlier exposure.  

One country that deserves special mention is obviously China because the country is doing exceptionally well in this regard – more than 800 million doses have been administered in China as at Tuesday. 

Another thing to note is that even for patients who have recovered from Covid-19, don’t think the worst of the virus is over. It is wise for them to maintain proper care and that they endeavor to strengthen their immunity and prevent any further health issues that may arise. 

It is said that they can get complications from Covid-19, including cardiovascular, pulmonary, renal, neurology or psychiatry, and even more serious conditions such as multisystem inflammatory syndrome (MIS) or autoimmune conditions.

I'm glad that I'm fit as a fiddle. At the risk of repeating myself, I steadfastly believe that our own immune system is the best defense against Covid. And that's because it supports the body’s natural ability to defend against pathogens and resists infections.

Let's face it. Viruses will always co-exist with us. Truth be told, we have survived thus far and I have no doubt that as we look ahead, we will continue to not only survive but thrive as well. We should know that we humans are a resilient species. 

Stay strong, stay safe. 

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