COVID-19 (commonly referred to as Coronavirus) is currently labeled as a pandemic, and there’s a lot of input from the media, which has often been charged of sensationalizing news as an effective ratings-boosting tool. However, it’s important to glean the facts from the fiction being tossed around. Below, Scorca Chiropractic attempts to provide factual information about the Coronavirus while also dispelling any myths.
Fiction: Nothing Like This Has Ever Happened Before
Quite the contrary, there have been quarantines and pandemic/epidemics before. In the early 1900s, The Spanish Influenza Pandemic had many people sheltering in place before that phrase was coined.
Fact: Coronavirus is Airborn
COVID-19 is an airborne virus and can be transmitted at distances closer than six feet or less. Although humans are highly susceptible to the virus, pets are not.
Fiction: COVID-19 Only Affects the Elderly
People of all ages are being affected by COVID-19 and people in their 30s have been struck down by the illness. People with obesity, respiratory problems, and other preexisting conditions are being shown to be more susceptible to Coronavirus.
Fact: Hospitals Are Bogged Down
No matter which way you slice it, hospitals are simply not ready for the influx of patients that could potentially result from this pandemic. Efforts are being made round to clock to provide space, equipment, and personnel for COVID-19 treatment and prevention.
At Scorca Chiropractic we try to keep our patients and readership educated on the latest developments, not to mention provide essential treatments in a safe and clean environment. Contact us today to learn more.