Why the Coronavirus spreads so fast and worldwide.
The coronavirus has caused massive death around the world, and the number is still increasing. Not to mention those suspected cases without diagnosed. And CDC has confirmed that the virus is contagious and spread mainly from person-to-person through droplets.
And the virus has a latency period. Even if there is no sign of an illness, it could be possible that the person is already infected.
Let's take a man that never put any protective gear on and was diagnosed a few days after for an example. He takes public transportation, goes to the office supermarket and then comes back home as he did every day. No significant symptoms lead to neglect of epidemic prevention. After days of such frequent movements, he is diagnosed to be a carrier of COVID-19.
He could be the Patient Zero, who was also called the "Super Carrier". Or he could be infected during his way to the office, or when shopping in the supermarket. Most importantly, he have put thousands of people in danger. This also makes it difficult to trace the source and pathway of the infection. That ’s why the government is calling on people to reduce unnecessary movement.
Here is a graphic showing how this happens.
In a way, wearing a mask doesn't have to mean that you are sick. But to better protect yourself from getting infected.
How the Coronavirus Spread
The making of a "Super Carrier"
Effective prevention and hygiene measures.
Is it really overreacting to wear a mask or restrict unnecessary movement? That is no longer an issue to argue. In addition to preventing yourself from being infected. Proactive quarantine should be taken once symptoms show. What governments and citizens should do is to take essential precautions to prevent it from spreading even wider.
- Wear a mask when going to the public, no matter you are sick or not
- Keep clean and use hand sanitizer to disinfect
- Stop touching your mouth, nose, eyes or injured wounds with your hands.
- Most importantly, get tested if symptoms show.