Covid 19 Social Distancing 101 – PDF

The past few weeks have been tough on us all – with social distancing now put in place in most countries across the world. It’s bizarre and new for everyone and we will get through it all.

I decided to share a great document from WHO (World Health Organisation) that provides all the essential information on Covid-19 called “Social Distancing 101”. All the information on this sheet is verified and comes directly from WHO.

I am still working hard and providing content to providers across the world. During this time, broadcast media plays a huge role in providing verified and reliable information to the public. If there is anything you need to help your business during this time – please reach out.

Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV).

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is a new strain that was discovered in 2019 and has not been previously identified in humans.

Coronaviruses are zoonotic, meaning they are transmitted between animals and people.  Detailed investigations found that SARS-CoV was transmitted from civet cats to humans and MERS-CoV from dromedary camels to humans. Several known coronaviruses are circulating in animals that have not yet infected humans. 

Common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death. 

Standard recommendations to prevent infection spread include regular hand washing, covering mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing, thoroughly cooking meat and eggs. Avoid close contact with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness such as coughing and sneezing.


Source: WHO (As of March 21st)

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