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What is Coronavirus?

Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause diseases in animals. Seven, including the new virus, have made the jump to humans, but most just cause cold-like symptoms. The two other coronaviruses – Middle East respiratory syndrome (Mers) and severe acute respiratory syndrome (Sars), are much more severe in nature. It is a new strain that hasn’t been previously identified in humans.

The new virus, officially called Covid-19, is also dangerous. So far, around 20 per cent of confirmed cases have been classed as severe or critical, whereas the death rate stands at around 2%.

This is much lower than the fatality rates for MERS at 30 per cent and SARS at 10 per cent, but still a very significant threat.

Coronaviruses are also zoonotic in nature, meaning they can be transmitted between animals and humans.

Scientists in China believe that COVID-19 has mutated into two strains, one more aggressive than the other, which could make developing a vaccine more complicated.

Common signs of an infection:

  1. Respiratory symptoms
  2. Fever
  3. Cold & Cough
  4. Shortness of breath or breathing difficulties

Severe signs of an infection:

  1. Pneumonia
  2. Severe acute respiratory syndrome
  3. Kidney failure
  4. Death

What preventive measures can one take?

  1. Wear N-95 masks to prevent spreading of the virus if you are positive or to protect yourself from getting infected around people sneezing and coughing.
  2. Wash your hands often or use hand sanitisers or wipes, especially before touching any exposed areas of your body like your nose, mouth, eyes, wounds, etc.
  3. If you are out of Hand Sanitisers or they are not available at the Pharmacy due to the high demand, you can make your own. Mix Aloe Vera gel with Rubbing Alcohol or anything else which has 60% alcohol content and use this to keep your hands germ free. OR Wash your hands throughly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds each time.
  4. Disinfect surfaces or wipe them as often as possible, including your phone and belt. The virus can stay on any surface for upto 9 days.
  5. Stay hydrated. Drink water every 15 minutes. Though there is no clear indication whether keeping your throat moist directly protects you against complications, it’s a no loss tip you can follow.
  6. Always cover your mouth with a paper napkin and discard it after you cough or sneeze, whether or not you have the virus. Protect others from getting infected.
  7. Avoid travel to severely infected areas.
  8. Avoid crowded places.
  9. Cook your eggs and meat throughly.
  10. Avoid close contact with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness such as coughing and sneezing.
  11. Take care of your pets too. They can get infected as well.
  12. Take special care of children, the old and those with an underlying illness or low immunity.
  13. When staying at a highly infected area, try and wear new pair of clothes every single day and at before retiring for bed, either wash the clothes or keep them separately packed and wash when back home with a disinfectant detergent.
  14. Get yourself checked if you strongly feel you’ve been infected. Ignorance is not always bliss.

Possible treatment/cure: It’s a music that can help people who have contracted the virus. I cannot guarantee results, but it may really work if you truly believe. If you think someone needs this, please share. I am not being paid by the creator. I’m only here to help. Here is the link:

Real-time Coronavirus Pandemic tracker (World):

Real-time Coronavirus Pandemic tracker (India)

Share and let your loved ones know how to take care and please do leave comments below, especially if you know tips I may have missed.

Stay safe.

Save Little Tejal!

Tejal, one of the most brilliant kids under our care at Teresa – The Ocean of Humanity Foundation is hospitalized in an extremely serious condition since 2 weeks. She is in a semi-paralytic state and has not been able to eat or open her mouth ever since. She was being treated at a hospital in Kandivali, but after her situation worsened, we have shifted her to Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital & Medical Research Institute in Andheri. They have taken multiple tests along with MRI scans and sent her spinal fluid for tests. Nothing concrete was detected from the reports but her symptoms and tests lean towards Tetanus. The spasms haven’t stopped and to help her breathe, the doctors have carried out a tracheotomy surgery on her, where they made an incision in the trachea (windpipe) for a tube to be inserted. They couldn’t place the tube in her mouth as it would only give rise to further infections. Compared to her first week, there has been a little improvement in her condition, but she still is very critical.


Always chirpy, ever smiling and constantly pinching, our 7 year old angel, Tejal is now lying on a hospital bed constantly on a ventilator, in silence, struggling to live. She recently stood 2nd in her class and she is so strong academically that we always knew she would do really well in future. It’s disheartening to see such an active child like her go through so many surgeries and pain at a very tender age.

She is not responding to medicines and therefore the treatment will take more time. The doctors have said that she will need 4-6 weeks in the ICU and it could even stretch further to months. Per day expenses at the hospital are between Rs. 25,000 – Rs. 30,000. This has come unexpectedly and the NGO is not prepared financially to take on such a big case.


Prince Kumar Tiwari (Founder of TOHF) who is helping with the expenses at the hospital is trying to save her with whatever he can do. If any of you could help her in any way, please get in touch with Prince on: +91 9022557873. SMS/Whatsapp him if the call doesn’t get through.

You can also directly contribute your bit in the name of ‘Teresa The Ocean Of Humanity Foundation’. Here are the bank details for NEFT/Wire Transfer:  Yes Bank, Thakur Village, Kandivali East Branch, A/C No. 021288700000037, IFSC Code: YESB0000212.

Kindly keep her in your prayers. Thank you all for your kind help, encouraging words and donations. She has this amazing chance at recovery only because of you all. She is a fighter and we know she will wake up soon from her suffering.

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