Let's Fight Against Covid-19!
Wellness Advocacy Blog Against Covid-19
This blog was made solely for the purpose of educating the public by providing them with necessary information needed amidst this Covid-19 pandemic.
Let's start with the basics:
WHAT IS COVID-19?
The Coronavirus (Covid-19) was introduced this past December 2019 in China (Wuhan) and the infection has spread throughout the world despite strategies adopted by the Chinese government to stop this epidemiological phenomenon. Three months later, Covid-19 has with more than 353,000 cases confirmed on March 23th 2020, 15,000 deaths and more than 100,000 recovered around the world (Jiménez-Pavón, at al., 2020).
IMPACT OF COVID-19 TO OUR DAILY
Some characteristics of the population at higher risk for Covid-19 have been identified, such as being older people, those with hypertension, diabetes or cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors and CVD, and patients with respiratory diseases or conditions. Initiating a sudden quarantine state implies a radical change in the lifestyle of the population. These lifestyles and behaviors in many cases include a certain level of physical activity (PA) and exercise to maintain an adequate health status,1 to counteract the negative consequences of certain diseases, such as diabetes, hypertension, CVD, respiratory diseases, or even simply to guarantee an active aging by reducing the risk of frailty, sarcopenia and dementia, as associated diseases in older people. Moreover, the psychological impact of quarantine has been recently reviewed and negative psychological effects, including post-traumatic stress symptoms, confusion, and anger has been reported. The stressor factors suggested included longer quarantine duration, infection fears, frustration, boredom, inadequate supplies, inadequate information, financial loss, and stigma.