COVID-19 Pandemic, or corona virus pandemic, is an ongoing pandemic caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome corona virus 2 (SARS CoV 2) the outbreak first identified in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. The World Health Organization declared the outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern on 30 January, and a pandemic on 11 March. Every day the cases affected and death toll by this pandemic multiplies in lakhs. The virus is primarily spread between people during close contact, most often via small droplets produced by coughing, sneezing, and talking. The droplets usually fall to the ground or onto surfaces rather than travelling through air over long distances. Less commonly, people may become infected by touching a contaminated surface and then touching their face. It is most contagious during the first three days after the onset of symptoms, although spread is possible before symptoms appear, and from people who do not show symptoms.
Common symptoms include fever, cough, fatigue, shortness of breath, and loss of sense of smell. Complications may include pneumonia and acute respiratory distress syndrome. The time from exposure to onset of symptoms is typically around five days but may range from two to fourteen days.
Governments recommend preventive measures like hand washing, covering mouth when coughing, maintaining distance, wearing face mask , self-isolation. All countries by implementing travel restrictions, lockdowns, try to contain the spread. Millions of people are affected by this pandemic and the global economy drastically affected.
Openheart Social Organisation & charitable Trust volunteers rushed into the field and are supporting the lockdown victims in several parts of Andhra Pradesh state, India. The migrant workers, daily wagers, old aged, chronically ill, handicapped people, transgender, women, are the worst affected. Though Governments, NGO’s, philanthropists, supportive groups, cinema artists, industrial houses try to support their causes, it is not adequate Openheart Social Organisation & charitable trust it’s execution wing volunteers venture in the field by providing food items like rice, Dal, Milk, wheat flour, groceries, vegetables, tapioca, biscuits, bread, coconut etc., wherever possible. We solicit helping like-minded people to join our venture to support the causes. Let us join together to help the downtrodden and deprived people who are starving for food and striving for survival. Also contribute liberally to help the victims. Donate, by cash or kind.
We understand that some people may be concerned about getting vaccinated now. While more COVID-19 vaccines are being developed as quickly as possible, routine processes and procedures remain in place to ensure the safety of any vaccine that is authorized or approved for use. Safety is a top priority, and there are many reasons to get vaccinated.
• COVID-19 vaccination will help keep you away from getting COVID-19
• All COVID-19 vaccines currently available have been shown to be highly effective at preventing COVID-19.
• All COVID-19 vaccines are being carefully evaluated in clinical trials and is authorized or approved only if they make it substantially less likely you’ll get COVID-19.
• Based on what we know about vaccines and early data from clinical trials, experts believe that getting a COVID-19 vaccine may also help keep you from getting seriously ill even if you do get COVID-19.
• Getting vaccinated yourself may also protect people around you, particularly people at increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19.
• Experts continue to conduct more studies about the effect of COVID-19 vaccination on severity of illness from COVID-19, as well as its ability to keep people from spreading the virus that causes COVID-19.
• COVID-19 vaccination is a safer way to help build protection
• COVID-19 can have serious, life-threatening complications, and there is no way to know how COVID-19 will affect you. And if you get sick, you could spread the disease to friends, family, and others around you.
• Clinical trials of all vaccines must first show they are safe and effective before any vaccine can be authorized or approved for use, including COVID-19 vaccines.
• Getting COVID-19 may offer some natural protection, known as immunity. Current evidence suggests that re-infection with the virus that causes COVID-19 is uncommon in the 90 days after initial infection. However, experts don’t know for sure how long this protection lasts, and the risk of severe illness and death from COVID-19 far outweighs any benefits of natural immunity. COVID-19 vaccination will help protect you by creating an antibody (immune system) response without having to experience sickness.
• Both natural immunity and immunity produced by a vaccine are important parts of COVID-19 disease.
• COVID-19 vaccination will be an important tool to help stop the pandemic
• Wearing masks and social distancing help reduce your chance of being exposed to the virus or spreading it to others, but these measures are not enough. Vaccines will work with your immune system so it will be ready to fight the virus if you are exposed.
• The combination of getting vaccinated and following WHO recommendations to protect yourself and others will offer the best protection from COVID-19.
• Stopping a pandemic requires using all the tools available. As experts learn more about how COVID-19 vaccination may help reduce spread of the disease in communities, WHO will continue to update the recommendations to protect communities using the latest science.