What you'll learn
With the growing threat of COVID-19 hitting the world, the enthusiasm of gaining awareness on this pandemic has become routine among the normal individual. The COVID-19 pandemic has sparked an unprecedented wave of research, data sharing and open science as the scientific world seeks to understand the disease, track its spread and analyze the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19. The WHO estimates an average mortality rate of 3.4%, which is around 100 times higher than flu — but do note that average is across age brackets. Current evidence suggests that the fatality rate from Covid-19 ranges from 9% to 19% for older individuals, as well as for people with conditions such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cancer and those who are immunocompromised. Even if you are not at high risk yourself, we still all have a public health obligation to take interventions that will prevent spread and overwhelm the health care system.This can only be possible if we have a thorough and exhaustive knowledge on COVID 19 which can help us to implement it in our day to day life. As COVID is a respiratory infection and can spread from animals to humans and humans to humans, it has progressively become a pandemic in a short period which awakens us to build up knowledge to how to break the chain of COVID 19.
As vaccine or medication to treat COVID-19 is yet to arrive, the only source of preventing the spread of this pandemic is social distancing and self quarantine. These have become an important public health interventions to stop the transmission of the virus. These measures dramatically slow the rate at which the infection spreads, helping to ease the burden on the health care system.
Therefore, this course provides you with all you need to know about COVID-19, preventive measures, diagnosis; non-clinical management, importance of social distancing, guidelines for preventing virus spread etc .
The course has been availed and appreciated by thousands of people from 90 countries across the world and is worth taking which helps in driving the world towards a COVID free environment.
Key concepts covered include:
COVID-19: Social Distancing
COVID-19: Awareness and Management
Diet and Immunity