Can COVID-19 cause severe disease?

Table of contents:

  1. Can COVID-19 cause severe disease?
  2. Who is eligible for home care during the COVID-19 pandemic?
  3. How to eat healthy in quarantine during the COVID-19 pandemic?
  4. Will climate change make the COVID-19 pandemic worse?
  5. Is smoking dangerous during COVID-19 pandemic?
  6. How will COVID-19 vaccination help end the pandemic?
  7. What is the recommended social distance to prevent the spread of COVID-19?
  8. What precautions should everyone take in a hotel during the COVID-19 pandemic?
  9. How can physical distancing help during COVID-19 pandemic?
  10. Who should wear a medical mask during the COVID-19 pandemic?
  11. Does waterpipe use increase the risk of COVID-19 infection?
  12. Does saline solution help protect against COVID-19?

Can COVID-19 cause severe disease?

While COVID-19 is spreading rapidly, most people will experience only mild or moderate symptoms. That said, this coronavirus can cause severe disease in some people.

Who is eligible for home care during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Those with mild or moderate disease can be considered for home care if they are under the age of 60, do not smoke, are not obese, and do not have other diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes mellitus, chronic lung disease, cancer, chronic kidney disease, immunosuppression.

How to eat healthy in quarantine during the COVID-19 pandemic?

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Will climate change make the COVID-19 pandemic worse?

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Is smoking dangerous during COVID-19 pandemic?

Current evidence suggests that the severity of COVID-19 disease is higher among smokers. Smoking impairs lung function, making it more difficult for the body to fight off respiratory disease due to the new coronavirus.Tobacco users have a higher risk of being infected with the virus through the mouth while smoking cigarettes or using other tobacco products. If smokers contract the COVID-19 virus, they face a greater risk of getting a severe infection as their lung health is already compromised.

How will COVID-19 vaccination help end the pandemic?

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What is the recommended social distance to prevent the spread of COVID-19?

Maintain at least a 1-metre distance between yourself and others to reduce your risk of infection when they cough, sneeze or speak. Maintain an even greater distance between yourself and others when indoors. The further away, the better.

What precautions should everyone take in a hotel during the COVID-19 pandemic?

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How can physical distancing help during COVID-19 pandemic?

Physical distancing helps limit the spread of COVID-19 – this means we keep a distance of at least 1m from each other and avoid spending time in crowded places or in groups.

Who should wear a medical mask during the COVID-19 pandemic?

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Does waterpipe use increase the risk of COVID-19 infection?

Since waterpipe smoking is typically an activity that takes place within groups in public settings and waterpipe use increases the risk of transmission of diseases, it could also encourage the transmission of COVID-19 in social gatherings.

Does saline solution help protect against COVID-19?

FACT: Rinsing your nose with saline does NOT prevent COVID-19 There is no evidence that regularly rinsing the nose with saline has protected people from infection with the new coronavirus. There is some limited evidence that regularly rinsing the nose with saline can help people recover more quickly from the common cold. However, regularly rinsing the nose has not been shown to prevent respiratory infections.