The last few months have been a sigh of relief with the COVID cases declining as we move towards normal life attending work and school. There has been a major ease in stepping out of the house without a mask. The transition from “with masks” to “without masks” has been witnessed by all of us worldwide. This article shall provide you with important highlights on why you should re-think before you go off the mask.
The fear of coronavirus is still alive
The fear of coronavirus is still partially present due to many reasons which are as follows-
Mental block on being in isolation from 2020 to mid-2022
Human nature and thinking that COVID might hit back
Dynamic action of the virus
3 risks associated with COVID
The major risk factors associated with COVID are as follows-
COVID is not completely eliminated
Many countries still witness a surge in COVID cases. This virus is here to stay with us as per the recent update about China witnessing a surge in the number of COVID cases.
COVID affects many parts of the body
Covid is not just a respiratory affection but is known to affect many organs causing comorbidity. Well, that's not all. Post covid syndrome may cause long-term problems like fatigue, weakness, and mental issues comprising of depression and anxiety. Covid affections are not just limited to the respiratory problem affecting the lungs but may also impact cognitive decline, kidney issues, and cardiovascular problems. The World Health Organization (WHO) along with national health agencies have started working on addressing the other health concerns caused by COVID.
The variants of COVID and its mutations
The variants of COVID have remained and existed for more than a year. The virus is also known to be rapidly mutating. Several variants of the Omicron virus have been detected so far. This relates to the higher infectivity rate of coronavirus. Each variant of coronavirus has been shown to spread at a faster rate. The mutations found in the virus allow it to gets attached to cells easily. It has great evading ability which means it has a high capacity of reinfection.