Written By: Sydney D., Pedro S., Morgan C., Legion B., Vivaan N., and Charlotte V.
When we ingest Covid-19 particles attach to other cells with its spikes and give a copy of its DNA to the cell. Then that cell gives other cells the COVID DNA and so on and so on.
If you are symptomatic, you could experience these symptoms: Loss of taste and smell, headaches, sore muscles, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, fatigue, nausea, sore throat, congestion, and runny nose.
One way that helps to make it less likely to get COVID 19 is to wear a mask. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has recommended triple-layer fabric and paper masks. The CDC does not recommend Gator masks because instead of protecting you from the Covid-19 germ, it shreds it down into a smaller germ and makes it harder for any masks to catch. That’s why wearing a mask is crucial. But the only way it works is if everybody is wearing a mask. The mask should be over your mouth and nose completely so that you don’t spread germs and so that you don’t contract any either. It also helps to always wash your hands whenever you can. The CDC recommends 30 times a day for at least 30 seconds. Washing your hands can help take away a lot of the germs on your hands.
Also, it would help if you avoid touching your face and specifically not near your eyes, nose, or mouth. The reason is that you do not want to touch your face if you are touching things that other people have been touching, that is a way of spreading germs. A way to get COVID 19 is congesting the germs by breathing them in through your mouth or nose. But if we touch our faces, that only gets the germs closer to our mouths and noses, so we should avoid touching our faces.
COVID also affects our lives. Some things are negative such as not seeing your friends or family, not getting to do many things, not going to school and playing in the park, and being more worried about what may happen to your family. Other positive things as you get to bond more with your family, using and learning more about computers by using zoom and distance learning, getting to do more outdoor activities, and having your parents working at home.
Talking virtually to your friends is a solution to not meet them and it is also safer not to put anyone in danger. In the same way, we can do school and other activities. We will learn from all this so in the future we will no longer have these problems in these types of situations.
Center for Disease Control and Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html