“Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease
caused by a newly discovered
coronavirus”.1

Umbrella
What may the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Umbrella include?

Depending on the Source (DotS) this Umbrella may include:

  • COVID-19
  • CoV
  • Coronavirus
  • Coronavirus Disease

Coronaviruses

What are coronaviruses?

DotS the definition of coronaviruses may vary. In Q&A on Coronaviruses (COVID-19): What Is A Coronavirus? the World Health Organization’s (WHO) definition is:

“Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses which may cause illness in animals or humans. In humans, several coronaviruses are known to cause respiratory infections ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). The most recently discovered coronavirus causes coronavirus disease COVID-19”.2

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

What is coronavirus (COVID-19)?

DotS the definition of coronavirus (COVID-19) may vary. In Coronavirus the WHO’s definition is:

“Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus”.3

Q&A

Where may I find a Q&A on Coronaviruses (COVID-19)?

The WHO has:

Symptoms

What are symptoms of coronavirus?

In Symptoms of Coronavirus: Watch for Symptoms the (United States) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention explain:

“People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea”.4
This list does not include all possible symptoms. CDC will continue to update this list as we learn more about COVID-19”.4

Medical Attention

What if I think I need medical attention for Coronavirus Disease?

If you think you need medical attention for Coronavirus Disease, it may be in your best interest to choose to follow your Country’s instructions about how to receive this.

Your Country

Where may I find my Country’s information about Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)?

Your Country’s Government, Department of Health, National Health Service or National Institute of Health may include Links similar to:

Rolling Updates

Where may I find Rolling Updates on Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

The WHO has:

Interactive Chatbot

Where may I find an Interative Chatbot?

In WHO and Rakuten Viber Fight COVID-19 Misinformation With Interactive Chatbot the WHO elaborate on:

WHO Coronavirus Info“A new WHO interactive chatbot on Rakuten Viber aims to get accurate information about COVID-19 to people in multiple languages. The partnership with Rakuten Viber gives WHO the potential to reach over 1 billion people in their local language directly through their mobile phones”.5

WhatsApp

Where may I find a WhatsApp?

In WHO Health Alert Brings COVID-19 Facts To Billions via WhatsApp the WHO elaborate on:

“WHO has launched a dedicated messaging services in Arabic, English, French, Hindi, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese with partners WhatsApp and Facebook to keep people safe from coronavirus. This easy-to-use messaging service has the potential to reach 2 billion people and enables WHO to get information directly into the hands of the people that need it”.6

Anxiety and COVID-19

Can anxiety arise about COVID-19 (Coronavirus)?

In Jean Hailes Helps With New Anxiety Pages the JH elaborate on:

COVID-19 Anxiety

“COVID-19 has turned our world completely upside down. Borders around the world are closing, lockdowns are being imposed, stock markets are plummeting, and we are being urged to distance ourselves from other people. Some degree of psychological fallout is inevitable. Stress levels are up. So too is fear. There will be spikes in anxiety across communities. This is why we at Jean Hailes are launching our updated Anxiety pages. We hope they will help to provide you with strategies to understand and deal with feelings of nervousness, worry, unease, panic and a fear of what might, or might not, unfold”.7

Anxiety Management Tips

What are some anxiety management tips?

In 10 Tips for Managing Anxiety During COVID-19 an author on the (Australian) Black Dog Institute’s website elaborates on:

  1. “Channel your anxious energy into action: get informed, plan, and prepare…
  2. Limit or avoid unhelpful media and misinformation…
  3. Cut down or stop the behaviours that are fuelling your anxiety…
  4. Stay focused on the here and now, taking each day step by step…
  5. Be aware of negative thoughts and don’t give them too much power…
  6. Look after your body…
  7. Stay connected with others…
  8. Help other people, be kind, and compassionate…
  9. Take a breath…
  10. If you’re feeling like you’re not coping, get professional advice
    It’s ok to ask for help. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by anxiety, seek professional support. Psychological therapies can be done online, or remotely via phone or videoconferencing, and are an excellent option if you’re in self-isolation, or worried about going to a clinic”.8

Connecting the World

What is Connecting the World to Combat Coronavirus?

In Connecting the World To Combat Coronavirus the WHO elaborate on:

“To unite the world in the fight against coronavirus, WHO is bringing together a wide array of partners on a series of engaging initiatives to motivate and mobilize people to Be Ready to beat COVID-19, and to support the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund. Musicians, footballers, athletes and artists will help you stay connected and healthy through shows of solidarity, lifesaving health messages and entertainment during lockdown”.9

Health Topics A-Z

Where may I find Health Topics related to Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)?

In Health Topics A-Z you may find:

World Health Organization

Where may I find the WHO’s information about Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)?

The WHO may include Links similar to:

Links

Where may I find Links related to Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)?

Your Country may have Links similar to:

Sources

Where may I find the Sources quoted?

You may find the Sources quoted at:

Sources

  1. Coronavirus. World Health Organization https://www.who.int/health-topics/coronavirus#tab=tab_1 Accessed: 03 July 2020
  2. Q&A on Coronaviruses (COVID-19): What Is A Coronavirus? 17 April 2020. World Health Organization https://www.who.int/news-room/q-a-detail/q-a-coronaviruses Accessed: 03 July 2020
  3. Coronavirus. World Health Organization https://www.who.int/health-topics/coronavirus#tab=tab_1 Accessed: 03 July 2020
  4. Symptoms of Coronavirus: Watch for Symptoms. Page Last Reviewed: 13 May 2020. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html Accessed: 03 July 2020
  5. WHO and Rakuten Viber Fight COVID-19 Misinformation With Interactive Chatbot. 31 March 2020. World Health Organization https://www.who.int/news-room/feature-stories/detail/who-and-rakuten-viber-fight-covid-19-misinformation-with-interactive-chatbot Accessed: 03 July 2020
  6. WHO Health Alert Brings COVID-19 Facts To Billions via WhatsApp. 20 March 2020. Updated 06 May 2020. World Health Organization https://www.who.int/news-room/feature-stories/detail/who-health-alert-brings-covid-19-facts-to-billions-via-whatsapp Accessed: 03 July 2020
  7. Jean Hailes Helps With New Anxiety Pages. 19 March 2020. Jean Hailes for Women’s Health https://www.jeanhailes.org.au/news/jean-hailes-helps-with-new-anxiety-pages Accessed: 03 July 2020
  8. 10 Tips for Managing Anxiety During COID-19. Black Dog Institute https://www.blackdoginstitute.org.au/news/news-detail/2020/03/20/10-tips-for-managing-anxiety-during-covid-19 Accessed: 03 July 2020
  9. Connecting the World To Combat Coronavirus https://www.who.int/news-room/campaigns/connecting-the-world-to-combat-coronavirus Accessed: 03 July 2020
Topic Last Updated: 07 July 2020 – Topic Last Reviewed: 03 July 2020
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