Is This The End of Ocean Cruises? Thoughts On A COVID-19 World With Ocean Cruises

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Various pictures from around the world have defined the COVID-19 pandemic. Interestingly, some of the most gripping pictures are not from balconies or celebrities, rather, they are from sailors and passengers trapped on board vessels at sea.

The Contagion

Considering the enclosed nature of space aboard most ships, ocean cruisers, and liners, they are often fertile grounds for the transmission of a contagious disease like the Coronavirus. Contact between crew, attendants, and passengers is nearly unavoidable since they share the same space for days or even weeks over which most sea voyages last.

To make matters worse, at the beginning of the virus outbreak, a good number of countries refused to allow ship entries into their ports. The fear of having a renewed outbreak from infected inhabitants of the vessels informed this decision, leaving these passengers stranded at sea with limited medical attention.

Some of the reported stories were pathetic.as the virus spread, and infected passengers ended up losing their lives due to the inability to get proper medical care.

The effect of these sad stories on the maritime industry, especially the luxury world of ocean cruises, has been negative. Lots of potential travellers by sea have already decided against booking trips at least until a reasonable solution is found to the pandemic.

Now the big question, does this signal the end for Ocean Cruises?

The most likely answer is, no. While people are rightly careful about getting on a ship for their next vacation, they would still gladly get on a cruise; provided they can be assured of their safety and protection from the virus. Hence, it only becomes a question of regaining the confidence of travellers and assuring them that ocean cruises are not COVID-19 hotspots.

To give customers this level of confidence, the whole set-up of ocean cruises will have to change in the following ways:

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Less socializing: Regrettably, one of the most enjoyable parts of sea travel might end up becoming obsolete due to COVID-19. Buffet style dinners on the deck with music and lots of wine- while staring into the depths of the sea is exactly the kind of events that will have to be discontinued. This will be necessary to reduce mingling at sea, and the spread of the virus.

Increased Health Checks: Either at ports of entry and exit, before boarding the ship, and while arriving at travel destinations, extensive health checks will be conducted to prevent allowing infected persons in.

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Virtual and Augmented Reality: To make up for the missing on-deck effects, ocean cruises might begin to consider immersive technologies to deliver the full experience to clients regardless of circumstances. Simulations of rippling waves or the sound of rushing water might bring the experience of standing on the deck into individual cabins.

Increased Exclusivity: On traditional cruises, features like room service may become necessities rather than luxuries. Taking it further, some companies may provide more exclusive ocean cruise options for smaller groups or even families. Of course, these will cost more, but it’ll be worth it for people who enjoy ocean rides so much and can afford them.

We can’t wait to see which other changes will come to ocean cruises in a post-COVID-19 world.

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Air Travel Is Resuming Gradually Around The globe. Here Is An Insight Into What COVID-19 Has Changed

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COVID-19 has changed air travel, and these are the changes we are tracking

“The world is now a global village.”

This is an often repeated saying about the interconnectivity of our world. Either it’s for business or vacation, we have travelled around the world more easily in the past few decades than in previous times. The airplane is a major technology that has made this possible. Journeys that would usually take months by sea; have been shortened into less than a day.

Unfortunately, the speed and ease with which our nations and economies are interconnected via air travel have made it easy for the COVID-19 pandemic to spread.

Almost 100% of index cases in countries that did not previously have a case of the Coronavirus were brought in by travellers who flew in by planes. Air travel is critical to the emergence of a post-COVID-19 world for two reasons:

  • The rules will have to change to account for the control and prevention of the further spread of the virus, and its possible re-emergence in the future.
  • Ironically, air travel is still very important and as economies begin to restart; emerging from quarantine and lockdown, the airline industry will play a key role in resuming global trade.

Immediate Impact Areas

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To survive and excel in a post-COVID-19 world, it is important to understand what the future of air travel will look like. Here is all you need to know about the new normal in air travel.

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Higher costs: Since the beginning of the pandemic, airlines have had to take huge cuts in revenue. Plane ticket costs reduced drastically as aviation companies struggled with dwindling demand, crashing stocks, and empty airports.

As various countries and governments open up cautiously and demand slowly picks up again, it is expected that there might be a corresponding increase in the price of tickets to make up for lost time and income.

Social distancing in the clouds: Remember when you could meet a stranger sitting next to you, hit it off and become long term friends? Well, the probability of that happening again may be quite low.

You might not even have a next seat neighbour as airlines will try to put the mandatory social distancing on board to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus.

Until new planes are designed and built, this will reduce how many passengers can be onboarded per flight, hence, as mentioned previously, more expensive flight tickets.

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Budget more time for airport processes: Did you ever find your customs and immigrations checks stressful and time-consuming? We’re afraid it might get worse, at least initially. Apart from checking luggage and other formalities, there could be more to consider. Health checks: perhaps even a full Coronavirus test on the spot to determine travellers’ health status.

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Flight attendants with a different look: Already, the world’s leading airlines are adopting policies of their flight attendants wearing, not just masks, but full Personal Protective Equipment. Sorry, but you may no longer see an air hostess’ bright smile welcoming you aboard.

Advanced tech: As time progresses, airports will include more advanced technology to enable contactless check-ins, luggage handling, and other processes. Do not be surprised to come across full decontamination booths and thermal scanners.

As these changes are implemented, it is hoped that travellers’ comfort will still be incorporated as much as possible given prevalent circumstances.

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If You Have An Underlying Health Condition, Here Is Your Guide To Surviving The Covid-19 Scourge

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In a COVID19 World, what should people with underlying cases do?

Fortunately for us, one of the most surprising characteristics of the COVID-19 pandemic is its low fatality rate. Researchers estimate that only 3-4% of infected patients eventually die from the disease. It is even insinuated that this figure may be lower after correcting for deaths arising from extenuating circumstances.

As low as the death rates might be, there is a certain demographic at high risk of losing their lives if infected by the Coronavirus. These are people who have pre-existing conditions known as comorbidities.

What are Comorbidites?

These conditions include diabetes, hypertension, cancer, asthma, and other ailments faced by people. Understandably, this is the case because the ability to recover from COVID-19 is dependent on the strength of the immune system.

The body’s immune system might have become weakened after battling the previously mentioned underlying conditions. Already weakened, such individuals’ immune systems are unable to put up a fight against the invading virus, and they eventually succumb after some time.

How To Be Prepared

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The important question now becomes “how can people in this category stay safe with their current health crisis?” Below are a few tips.

Don’t Panic: Especially for people with underlying heart conditions or high blood pressure, getting excessively worried will negatively impact your health. News and social media have recently been awash with negative stories, so you want to stay away from those. Being in a positive frame of mind is critical to staying healthy in these times.

Be consistent with your regular treatments: This is not the time to skip medication or forget to take insulin shots. If necessary, use a calendar, a mobile app, or an alarm system to keep track of the required times to take your drugs.

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Follow all necessary precautions: We’ve seen them in ads and posters a million times over: Wash your hands, cover your cough, wipe surfaces… All these precautions should be taken even more seriously by people with underlying conditions. You can check out this post for more details on simple daily habits to boost your health.

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Imbibe general healthy habits: In a previous post, we discussed tips for keeping your immune system strong during the pandemic. People with underlying conditions need these guidelines more than anyone else and will greatly benefit from clicking the link and putting those suggestions into practice.

Report any symptoms early: Self-medication and wishing away persistent coughs and dizziness is a lot riskier with the double threats of Covid19 and an underlying condition. Most states and regions have a Coronavirus Disease Control Centre, call to report any symptoms and get tested as soon as possible.

Avoid hospitals if you can: Hospitals are unfortunately hotspots for contracting the virus because sometimes, infected patients are treated regularly before being tested for COVID-19. If you can afford it, hire a personal physician who comes to administer treatments at home for your pre-existing medical condition(s).

Having an underlying ailment during this pandemic does not have to be a death sentence. By following the steps above, you will increase your chances of staying alive and safe.

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To Fight COVID-19,Here Are All You Need To Know About PPE Best Practices

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If you weren’t working in the health sector or hazardous materials manufacturing industries, PPEs were items you never had to bother about, unfortunately, that has changed.

From the medical practitioners spending sleepless nights and days to save patients, to regular people like you and I, PPEs are indispensable as a shield that unite us in the face of the COVID-19 onslaught.

We have come to depend on PPEs to protect us from an invisible enemy patiently waiting for moments of carelessness to slip in and cause ill health, pain, and eventually death (in critical cases).

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What are PPEs?

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PPEs are Personnel Protective Equipment which are meant to limit the exposure of individuals to possible virus contamination sources. There have been numerous applications for the use of PPEs.

For example, operators in plants where powdered particles are involved in production wear nose masks to prevent assimilating unsafe particulate matter. Gloves are also worn to prevent contact with acids and other corrosive material.

How do they help with COVID?

Considering the fact that the Coronavirus can be transmitted through airborne particles from infected patients, the use of PPEs has become necessary to limit the spread of the virus.

Frontline workers are the most exposed and vulnerable; hence, the need for full PPEs such as protective gowns, surgical masks (preferably aspirators like the N95 masks) and gloves. For the rest of the population, masks are the most essential PPE for two reasons:

*They protect healthy people from inhaling infected droplets either through their nostrils or into their mouth

*They limit the infection to sick people. In the event that an infected person coughs or sneezes, the droplets are contained within the mask, reducing the risk of infecting other people as well.

Precautions to take

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A tool can only work as well as it is used. As good as PPEs are, they can become even more dangerous when not used properly, so these are a few things to keep in mind.

For Medical personnel

Use Disposable Equipment: Actually, this is the safest bet. The chances of avoiding contamination while reusing PPE are almost zero.

Decontaminate and Sterilize: If circumstances demand that you have to reuse PPE, sterilize as much as you can before donning it.

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For the general public

Wear Masks Correctly: You must have noticed that medical face masks have their two sides coloured differently- a side coloured green or blue with the other side colourless.

The colourless side is where the adsorbent material is, which traps stray particles and fluid. Therefore, if you’re a healthy person wearing a medical face mask, ensure that you wear the colourless side is outside facing other people. For infected people, the colourful side should be the one outside, preventing infection from seeping out.

Conclusion

By wearing PPE correctly, you will stand a better chance of protecting yourself from the virus while limiting its spread and keeping others safe as well.

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How To Live Safe Everyday In A Covid-19 World

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With COVID-19 Spread, you want to consider these safe home practices

These are unprecedented times and it can become quite overwhelming thinking of ways to keep safe. Daily news reports of increasing cases and deaths do not help and can aggravate the already existent feeling of gloom.

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Well, it’s time to turn off the TV, log off social media, stop reading the news for a while, and find out what you can DO rather than worry. The number of deaths or new infections may not be in your control, but you can take steps to keep your home safe in this trying period.

How?

Find out from the tips below:

Zero Invitations: The virus does not spread unless people spread it. This is not the time to have your friends come over to say hello or share a meal. If there’s any keeping in touch to be done, phone calls and video calls over the internet should suffice. Even meetings with as much as 10 or more people are done online, so there’s no excuse. As much as possible, keep other people away from your home.

Set Ground Rules and Make them Visible: We all know the precautions for staying safe; hand washing and so on. Sometimes, we may get carried away and forget to do these things. Putting up visible reminders in places around the home can help to improve compliance.

For example, hanging a simple sign at the entrance of the living room, with an inscription, “Go wash your hands” can be very helpful. Also, another sign above the living room door, just before you leave could say “Grab your nose mask and hand sanitizer.” That way, everyone is reminded to take precautions and stay safe.

Incorporate Healthy Living as a Family Culture: In this article, you will find tips on boosting your immune system and staying healthy. Achieving this often requires a change in habits, and that doesn’t just happen in a day.

However, it’s easier to incorporate healthy habits when it’s done in groups. The family is a very strong societal unit for getting that done. Eating properly, exercising, and drinking more water can be done as group activities, thereby, helping everyone stay healthier.

Keep Negativity Away: COVID-19 is the most discussed topic on the internet, in the news, and practically everywhere. It is easy for it to come up as a topic of discussion over dinner or even at random times. If you have taken all the necessary precautions and steps, then there’s no point worrying about it at home again.

The home should be a safe space where members can find peace and happiness and escape from the grim reality of the pandemic ravaging the world. Consider scheduling activities like watching TV shows, playing board games, or even reading together periodically. All of these will keep the mood positive and make the home as mentally safe as it is physically safe from the Coronavirus.

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Putting all of the above into practice will keep you and your family safe through this COVID-19 season.

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Italy’s COVID-19 Untold Stories: All You Need To Know

How Did Italy Fall Prey to COVID19?

As at the time of posting this- June 2020, there’s almost no country in the world that hasn’t been hit by the Coronavirus albeit with varying infection and death rates. Yet, some countries stand out as being the worst hit with death and infection figures that are clear outliers compared to every other country in the world. One of such countries is Italy, located in Europe.

With the first case reported on the 31st of January 2020 from two Chinese tourists in Rome. Things escalated rather fast and by the 8th of March, the Prime Minister had to order a complete lockdown of the whole country, restricting the movements of more than 60 million people. Within 4 months, there were a total of 233,826 confirmed cases with a mind-boggling death toll of 39,297 people.

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Horrifying reports from Italy reported that at the height of the virus’ onslaught, doctors had to leave some people to die while treating others because they were simply overwhelmed. Also, the military had to bring in their trucks to cart corpses away as the morgues were filled beyond capacity.

The Main Drivers

Why did a relatively prosperous member of the European Union with considerable effective healthcare services get overrun by COVID-19? Below are some likely explanations:

Game Zero: On the 19th of February, Atalanta Football Club played against Valencia at the San Siro stadium in Milan in the UEFA Champion’s league round of 16. Over 40,000 people were in attendance from Bergamo, the home city of Atalanta F.C. This football match was a critical source of the spread as more than 7,000 people tested positive in the Bergamo area a month later. This was why the match was tagged game zero by the Associated Press.

Time Lost To Inaction: As mentioned earlier, the first two cases were from Chinese tourists. Also, a repatriated Italian from China tested positive too, and these three cases were treated, eventually testing negative. However, in the Lombardy region, a couple of people reported pneumonia-like symptoms and were treated for either pneumonia or influenza without any special precautions.

Unfortunately, it spread locally via the hospital workers and other patients, relations and other contacts of the infected people. Lombardy would go on to be one of the major COVID-19 spread clusters in Italy.

Older Population: Compared to most other countries in Europe, Italy has a high percentage of old folk with 22.6% of the population being over 65. Studies have shown that older people are at a higher risk of being critically affected by the virus perhaps due to the higher probability of existing comorbidities.

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Cultural Practices: The Italians have a culture of displaying affection physically. Hugs and kisses are not reserved just for family or romantic partners but even among friends and acquaintances. Considering how easily COVID-19 spreads by physical contact, the high infection and transmission rate becomes understandable given the Italian ‘culture of touch.’

Fortunately, there has been abatement in new cases and the number of deaths been witnessed in Italy as a result of the nationwide lockdown. We hope it keeps getting better.

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This Is The Reason Bill Gates Is Linked To COVID-19

Why Do People Link Bill Gates with the COVID19 Outbreak?

When faced with unprecedented circumstances, it is only natural for humans to come up with various explanations- sometimes accurate and most times inaccurate. This is particularly applicable to a pandemic like the COVID-19 virus situation which has, so far, not had a cure or vaccine yet. Even the source of the virus has not been concretely identified yet.

All of this uncertainty has led to the formulation of various conspiracy theories about the origin and nature of the virus. Some of these conspiracies have involved one of the world’s richest men, Bill Gates.

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The billionaire founder of Microsoft and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has been at the centre of some of the COVID-19 conspiracy theories, here are two of the theories and why people believe them:

1. Personal Profit:

In 2015, Bill Gates gave a speech at the famous ‘Ted Talks’ about how the next big thing might not be a nuclear war but an infectious virus just like what Covid19 has turned out to be. Before this time and after, he had given various warnings about the world getting prepared to deal with such an eventuality. Now, after the emergence of the pandemic, some people on the internet say he perhaps knows something about it.

According to these sources, he had been attempting to create panic about the virus which was being secretly developed by his company and other powerful people in the world. The theories go on to say that a vaccine has been developed secretly by Gates as well and after enough people have been infected, the vaccine would be released and sold to make lots of profits for Gates and his partners.

BUSTED

As stated in this post, researchers have agreed that the Coronavirus was not likely created in a laboratory, hence this conspiracy theory is completely baseless.

2. Vaccine Tracker to Monitor Everyone:

Being one of the biggest donors at the forefront of the efforts to combat Covid19, Bill Gates has come up with various ideas on how to bring the world back to normal after the pandemic, or rather how to live with it.

One of these ideas is the creation of digital certificates on implantable microchips to show individuals’ Coronavirus condition. This digital certificate will contain information that, when scanned, can tell whether an individual is infected by the virus, has gotten vaccinated (when a vaccine is eventually created), has gotten treated, or has never had the virus.

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This will make a whole lot of activities easier and safer, for example, travelling. Customs official can easily scan the microchip implant to tell if an individual is safe or infected and this will inform the decision on whether to quarantine them or allow them entry into the country.

Again, conspiracy theorists have claimed that the real purpose of the digital certificate microchips is for tracking people and getting information about them to implement world control in the new world order. This is another conspiracy theory that has led to calls for Gates to be tried for crimes against humanity.

BUSTED

It is obvious that these theories are only borne out of panic, fear and inadequate knowledge in the face of a virus the world has never hitherto experienced.

Conclusion

There is no factual basis to link Bill Gates with the onslaught of COVID-19. He might have played Nostradamus with the wealth of information at his disposal. Yet, he cannot be made the fall guy for the world’s problems.

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Urban Myths and Legends: How 5G Networks Got the Rap for Coronavirus

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You’ve most likely come across articles on the internet linking the 5G technology to Coronavirus and probably laughed it off as a silly conspiracy theory. Well, there has been a lot of them during this epoch-making period in history. You can read about another COVID-19 conspiracy theory here. Unfortunately, while you may dismiss them as not worth considering, a lot of other people take these claims seriously.

In the UK for example, protests broke out concerning the insinuations connecting 5G and the Coronavirus. Consequently, 5G masts and communication towers were burnt down, destroying millions of pounds in telecoms companies’ investments.

The above shows that conspiracy theories can be dangerous with debilitating effects on our lives and livelihoods. Therefore, it is important to, first of all, understand them to identify the ideas on which the incorrect thinking is based, and how to correct them.

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The Conspiracy theory


How exactly does anyone link 5G to the Coronavirus? The first thing that proponents of this conspiracy theory will tell you is how fast internet connections on 5G will be compared to 4G, and they are right. Also, they claim this will require higher bandwidth and emit more radiations, again, this is correct.

However, where they get it wrong is in claiming that the increased radiations will be harmful to human health. And not just that, it is claimed that the increased radiations can penetrate through human tissue, causing various forms of cancer and ultimately leaving the immune system weak and vulnerable to the Coronavirus.

Another version of the theory goes further to claim that COVID-19 is just a façade and that it’s the radioactive waves generated from the 5G network that is making people sick and killing them.

Debunking the Myth

The most important thing to keep in mind when explaining this technology to people is the kind of waves over which internet information is transmitted. All the generations of internet technology- 1G, 2G, 3G, 4G, 5G – work with radio waves, which are on such a low frequency and according to the  WHO, there is no sufficient information to prove that  they can harm the human body.

The harmful radioactive waves are high energy and high-frequency waves like X-rays, Ultraviolet light and Gamma rays. Even though more of the radio waves may be generated with 5G network than the previous generations, they are still not anywhere near harmful enough to cause any severe conditions that may make people vulnerable to the Coronavirus.

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The South Korea Example

To further prove the harmlessness of the 5G to human health, it would help to take a look at the first country where the technology was deployed. South Korea started providing 5G services in April 2019, meaning it had been in use for well over 7 months before the first cases of Coronavirus were reported in Wuhan, China in December 2019.

No cases were reported in South Korea until January 20, 2020. Also, South Korea is not anywhere among the countries most hit by the Coronavirus either in infection numbers or death rate.

Last Words

Importantly, Iran and Spain, two of the countries with the highest numbers of cases and deaths have zero 5G penetration. Consequently, it is obvious that the link between 5G and the Coronavirus has no basis in scientific evidence and should be discredited.

What Has Dean Koontz Got To Do With COVID-19?

If you’re an active social media user or you’ve spent some time surfing the internet about COVID-19, you’ve surely come across the name Dean Koontz. You might be confused about the tweets or Facebook posts and wondering what a writer has to do with the raging pandemic. Not to worry, we’ll explain it all in detail here, and as usual, you’ll learn a lot more, so let’s get to it!

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Who is Dean Koontz?

For a bit of background, let’s talk about who the man in question is. Dean Koontz is an American author who has written lots of popular books in the suspense thriller and science fiction niches. Some of his well-known works include Demon Seed, Seize the Night and Odd Thomas among many others.

What does any of this have to do with COVID-19?

Okay, here’s where it gets interesting. In 1981, Dean Koontz published a novel titled ‘The Eye of Darkness’. In the novel, Dombey, one of the characters, talked about a biological weapon developed as a virus from China that was called Wuhan 400. This virus could be transmitted from person to person and had the ability to make people sick and eventually die. Seeing the similarities? For proper context, here’s a picture of the page and the book itself:

As expected, this got a lot of attention and had set off various social media discussions after it was put online, due to all the similarities with the Coronavirus. Lots of people saw the book as a prediction of the virus and there were jokes about whether or not Dean Koontz was psychic or clairvoyant.

Truly, the Wuhan virus described in the book has some similarities with COVID-19, considering that the specific city of Wuhan was mentioned which is actually where the Coronavirus originated from. Also, the human to human transmission pattern checks out as well. However, here is where the similarities end.

Differences.

First off, the virus in ‘The Eyes of Darkness’ is described as a biological weapon, built, and designed by Chinese scientists to be used against other countries of the world. Researchers from both the West and China have repeatedly debunked claims that COVID-19 is a synthetically engineered virus.

Also, the Wuhan 400 in Koontz’s book was described as being capable of infecting humans only. There are strong speculations from researchers that COVID-19 was likely contracted from animals like bats and others before being spread among humans.

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Another stark difference is in the mortality rate. The Wuhan 400 virus in ‘The Eye of Darkness’ has a 100% mortality rate which means that everyone infected with it dies; no recoveries, no cures, no remedies. Getting the Wuhan 400 was an automatic death sentence. COVID-19, despite how infectious it is, has a far lower mortality rate.

Currently, scientists estimate the mortality rate to be around 3-4%, and there are speculations that it may even be lower in reality. The recovery rate is also quite high with more than hundreds of thousands of people already recovered from the virus.

Conclusion

Finally, Wuhan 400 could not exist outside the human body. COVID-19, on the other hand, can survive for some time on surfaces and be contracted when people come in contact with infected surfaces.

So is Dean Koontz really a prophet? Well, maybe not. Perhaps it was all just a coincidence.

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How To Beat COVID-19 With A Befitting Diet

How To Boost Your Immunity With Proper Diet in a COVID-19 World

The general reaction by the majority of people to the COVID-19 pandemic has been ‘fear.’ People are worried and afraid of getting infected or having their lives cut short while becoming another number in the growing statistics of COVID-19 casualties.

Fortunately, you don’t have to be afraid. With sufficient knowledge, you can keep yourself and family safe. More importantly, a strong immune system will help you recover rapidly even if you somehow get infected by the disease. Below is a list of tips to help you strengthen your immune system against the virus

Things to remove from your diet

Alcohol and Smoking: People who are likely to die or get sick from getting infected with COVID-19 are those with pre-existing sicknesses also called comorbidities. Smoking affects the lungs negatively, while copious amounts of alcohol intake can damage the liver.

These adverse effects will leave your immune system vulnerable, and in the event of an infection, you stand the risk of sickness or even death. As much as possible, cut down on the intake of these substances and if possible, eliminate them.

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Processed Sugar and fats: As found in junk food, soda, and even alcohol, high sugar intake has often been linked with debilitating health conditions such as diabetes. Excessive fat intake can also lead to clogged arteries and high cholesterol levels.

These all weaken your immune system, and you don’t want to be found struggling in the face of a COVID-19 onslaught. While it is almost impossible to remove food items containing these from your diet, you should strive to keep them to the barest minimum

What to add to your diet

Water: There are multiple health benefits to staying hydrated by drinking lots of water. Drinking water regularly helps to flush your system of toxins. Also, high water intake can help you stay off soda and alcohol. Every time you feel thirsty, rather than grabbing a bottle of beer or a can of carbonated energy drink, take one or two glasses of water instead.

Fruits and Vegetables: Health and fitness enthusiasts have long touted the health benefits of a diet rich in fruits and vegetables. There’s no better time to take them up on those claims than now. Fruits and vegetables are rich in vitamins, fibre, and lots of other important nutrients, and they are a must-have weapon in your arsenal towards building a strong immune system against COVID-19.

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A generally balanced diet: Your food intake should involve a proper combination of all the required nutrients. Eating lots of carbohydrates and starchy foods all the time may be counter-productive to avoiding soda and energy drinks as they have lots of sugar too. Be sure to include proteins as well as some healthy fat in your diet to balance everything out.

Finally, in addition to eating a proper diet, remember to get enough sleep and exercise. Getting some occasional sunlight while social distancing from others will add to your overall well-being and keep your immune system in fighting form.

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