- Objectives :
- To create awareness about epidemic disease.
- To create awareness how society is affected and elaborate its prevention.
- To be safer side from media to set free one self from unwanted stories.
- To know the importance of cognitive behavioral therapy.
News about the new and deadly virus that appeared in Wuhan, China in December of 2019 is everywhere. The virus is now called severe acute respiratory syndrome corona virus 2 ( SARS-COV-2 ) and the disease it causes is called COVID-19.
Where should you turn for the latest information on a rapidly changing situation ? It’s hard to beat the convenience of the internet, and we know there’s also a lot of misinformation. The tricks to figure out which is which.
Unfortunately, the numbers are likely to rise as efforts to quickly contain its spread have proven unsuccessful. So, its particularly important to get reliable information about what is happening and to find out what you can do to protect yourself.
Beware : Misinformation is rampant
Just as the number of people an countries affected by this new virus have spread, so have conspiracy theories and unfounded claims about it. Social media sites, including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and TikTok have seen a number of false and misleading posts.
Facebook is trying to fact-check postings, label those that are clearly false, and reduce their ranking so they are less prominently displayed. Twitter, YouTube, and TikTok have also taken steps to limit or label misinformation. But it’s nearly impossible to catch them all, especially since some are in private social media groups and are harder to find.
Other good online sources of information on the virus include :
- Medline Plus, from the US National Library of Medicine.
- The UK’s National Health Service
- The US Food and Drug Administration
- Major news outlets with deep expertise in health reporting, such as The New York Times, The Washington post, and The Boston Globe’s STAT News.
While gathering information online may be your easiest initial option, isolate yourself and contact your doctor if you have symptoms of an infection, such as fever, cough, or shortness of breath. (If you don’t have a doctor, call the nearest clinic for advice.) If necessary, a doctor may recommend that you see a specialist at an academic medical center (such as a hospital affiliated with a major medical school) who is likely to have the most recent information about a previously unknown infectious illness like this one.
- Conclusion :
Corona is epidemic and spreading all knock and corner so preventive measures and precautions are to be followed. Human tendency to grasp all media related content regard Corona must be avoided.. positive affirmation and thought process regard disease to be changed to avoid I’ll effects and necessary measures to be followed.