How to Minimize the Risk of Coronavirus in Older Adults

How to Minimize the Risk of Coronavirus in Older Adults-byuttaranand.

Since the first appearance of the Coronavirus in Wuhan, China in December 2019 and till now it has affected more than 70 countries in the world.

We have now 174 confirmed cases in India and can likely expect new cases in the next few months.

People who are getting easily affected by the COVID-19 are those who have severe chronic medical conditions like lung, kidney, or heart disease.

This higher risk is mainly due to arbitrated immune systems, underlying wellness circumstances, and weakened physical conditions due to aging.

It is our responsibility to stay safe, keep social distance, avoid mass gathering, and don’t spread any kind of rumors.

What is COVID-19?

COVID-19 is the short form of Coronavirus Diseases designated by the World Health Organisation (WHO). It is a new disease that has not previously been seen in humans. 

The first virus was connected to a live animal market, but the virus is now spreading from person-to-person. 

Due to the high contraction rate, the disease has reached swiftly around the world and has attained the pandemic rank. 

This has caused a high volume of media coverage and panicked concern for many individuals, but it is important to understand that there are ways to prevent the contraction of COVID-19.

How to decrease the risk of COVID-19

Instead of having a high risk for older adults, there are some precaution can be taken to prevent or diminish the risk of infection.

But before taking the precautions you need to know the symptoms of COVID-19, so when you find these symptoms you will get the treatment ASAP.

Symptoms of COVID-19

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Headache
  • Sore throat

Prevention from Corona Virus

For not to get infected and keep you and your loved one away from the virus, you need to stay at home and the precautions you can take are


  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • If soap and water are not available, a hand sanitizer that contains at least alcohol can be used.
  • Wash your hands after being out in public.
  • Avoid touching your face, eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Avoid touching surfaces in public places, such as elevator buttons and door handles.
  • Avoid crowded spaces, especially ones with poor ventilation.
  • Use a mask if you are taking care of a person who has COVID-19.
  • Wear a mask or use your elbow if you are coughing or sneezing.
  • Opt for staying at home and doing indoor activities. 
  • Eat immune-boosting foods, such as ginger, garlic, and leafy greens.

So stay at home as much as possible because it is our responsibility to take care of this world and humankind in this crucial situation. Your small step can make a big difference.

Stay safe, stay healthy and stay at home.

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