The COVID-19 virus, thought to have been caused by humans eating raw animals, is one of the deadliest illnesses I have seen. If there was someone that doubted it never existed at the beginning, then it was me. I have seen people putting things together and coming out with false claims in things as such but little did I know this was real.
For some reason, I couldn’t tell, my wife kept pressuring me to be extremely careful as this was real, but I was non-challant about it, claiming it doesn’t exist.
My wife, who was more concerned about me, had asked that I take precautionary measures as advised by doctors, especially on television, but I was still adamant.
She on her own sat me down and started giving out the safety measures on how to avoid contracting the virus; she stated; always wash your hands, apply a hand sanitizer, avoid touching your face with your hands, avoid crowded places, avoid handshakes, avoid taking cold items and drink plenty of water.
After enlightening me of the preventive measures, she went further to talk about the symptoms to show one has contracted the virus; she started from cough, high temperature, and many others that I wasn’t even willing to listen to.
I burst into laughter the minute she finished talking; I told her she was only afraid, though the cases reported then was very few.
About two weeks later, when more cases where getting confirmed and the whole thing was getting worse, I fell ill.
That was when I started believing that the virus truly exists. Is it that I have contracted the virus? I don’t even live close to the states of reported cases.
The funny part was; I didn’t even show symptoms of the virus, I was just afraid for doubting at first, so I felt I had carelessly contracted the virus for failing to yield to advise from friends and my wife.
I was treated with fever, and within few days, I was back on my feet again; and since then, I have been the one telling people about the realness of the virus and how they can avoid contracting it.
HOW I HANDLED IT
I have observed that when people are in doubt, they tend to care less just like I did, but this is what I did;
I stopped doubting and started following safety measures on how to avoid contracting the virus.
I didn’t allow fear overshadow me; I went straight to the hospital and was treated of malaria.
1) Instead of doubting most time, just do your research to be sure of a situation.
In general, be extremely careful in all you do to avoid giving yourself to worries unnecessarily. It might not be just because of the COVID-19 virus, but it could be anything in life.
Now let’s talk,
If you were Mr. Kenny, what will you do the minute you fell ill?
It all depends on the syptoms, if the syptoms are COVId 19 related, first is to self isolate, next is to call the help line NCDC numbers so they can collect sample for testing. This may be difficult decision to take but it is the right thing to do to safeguard one's self, the family and the society generally
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