What is coronavirus and how to protect yourself?
What is Coronavirus?
Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). A novel coronavirus (nCoV) is a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans.
Coronaviruses are zoonotic, meaning they are transmitted between animals and people. Detailed investigations found that SARS-CoV was transmitted from civet cats to humans and MERS-CoV from dromedary camels to humans. Several known coronaviruses are circulating in animals that have not yet infected humans. "Source: WHO"
In general terms Coronavirus is a recent outbreak in Wuhan China with 370 people dead and 17,000+ infected in China [As per February 4, 2019]. The virus has spread across the globe to many countries with one confirmed death in the Philippines, first out of China. Common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, the infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure, and even death. Now, the main question is how can we protect ourselves from Coronavirus?
How to protect yourself from Coronavirus?
As the saying goes "Prevention is better than cure". We must know and protect ourselves against coronavirus and unfortunately, so far, there is no cure for this virus and hence the only option left is prevention. According to WHO, you must practice the following precautions:
- Frequently clean hands by using alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water
- Avoid going out to crowded places and always wear face masks.
- Whenever you cough or sneeze, cover your mouth and nose with tissues, throw away tissue and wash your hands immediately afterward.
- Avoid contact with anyone who has a fever or a cough.
- Avoid direct unprotected contact with live animals, especially while visiting wet markets.
- Consumption of raw or undercooked animal products must be avoided or at least must be handled with care.
Recommended Korean cosmetics for protection against Coronavirus
There are few Korean skincare products that could help you in prevention against coronavirus and most of them are sanitizers. Below we mention a few products which could be helpful.
Innisfree My Hand Sanitizer 30ml
Innisfree my hand sanitizer 30ml comes in three types namely Gardenia, Strawberry and Aloe. It can help you to remove harmful germs without water. A quasi-drug with 60% ethanol to help keep your hands clean even when you cannot wash them. It's travel-friendly and you can bring it along anywhere you go.
The Saem Perfumed Hand Clean Gel - 30ml
The Saem Perfumed Hand Clean Gel can clean your hands without using any water and guarantee germs protection by 99.99% while leaving your hands with a nice smell. It comes in different scents such as Oriental Mandarin, Grace Peony, Sugar Peach, French Raspberry, and Pure Greentea.
Tony Moly Aloe Chok Chok Hand Gel 30ml (Ethanol 62%)
Tony Moly Hand Gel is another great hand sanitizer gel to stay away from germs and keep clean. This product is due to be launched on February 10 and not yet up for sale.
We supply all these items at very good wholesale prices, while some items are also available for retail as well. If you any further questions or concerns about these products or any other, please contact us anytime.
Coronavirus can be treated?
So far there is no known treatment for Coronavirus, the only way is to deal with symptoms using some medications for fever and coughing. A few days back Thailand announced that they figure out a cocktail that could help to deal with Coronavirus but it's not been officially confirmed so far. The only option we are left with is prevention. So, take care of yourself and your loved ones around you.