COVID-19 Vocabulary

Corona has not only changed our lifestyle but also our vocabulary . The words which were never part of our daily life, are now used more frequently than eggs and bread . Once Coronageddon (Corona + Armageddon) is over, I hope we never hear these words in the same context again. So here It goes;

Quarantine VS Isolation

People are put in quarantine when they are not currently sick but have been or may have been exposed to a communicable disease. People who voluntarily quarantine out of caution , it is called self quarantine.

Isolation happens when a person is infected and is separated from people who are healthy.

Social Distancing

You already know that! Next.

Google Classroom

Fellow parents can relate to the challenges of remote learning and fiddling with different apps.

Respirators VS Ventilators

A respirator is a masklike device, usually of gauze, worn over the mouth, or nose and mouth, to prevent the inhalation of noxious substances or the like.

A ventilator is a machine that helps a patient breathe. This machine pumps oxygen into the lungs and removes carbon dioxide through a tube.

Flattening the curve

Flattening the curve means slowing the spread of the epidemic so that the peak number of people requiring care at a time is reduced, and the health care system is not overwhelmed.

Flattening the curve relies on mitigation techniques such as social distancing.

Pandemic vs Epidemic

A pandemic disease is an epidemic that has spread over a large area, that is, it’s prevalent throughout an entire country, continent, or the whole world , where as an epidemic is restricted to a smaller region or community.

Furlough VS Layoff

Employees are not paid during furloughs for a certain time, but they do keep employment benefits, such as health insurance. Whereas, in layoffs, the employees are asked to leave their jobs permanently.

As we all know there is no cure yet besides prevention. Let’s all pray for a vaccine to be available soon as it is the only way our life can resume normally. And then the only curves I would like to flatten would be mine!

Hang In There #CoronaDiaries

So Corona reaches Africa. Who would had thought a pandemic would bring the whole world come together. Rich or poor, this virus has spared no one and we all are battling a common invisible enemy.

In Nigeria, the official lockdown starts in few days but we have been social distancing for some time. Today , I managed to go for a walk within the compound that we live in . And IT.FELT.GOOD. I think this routine might keep me going until things get better.

I am getting overwhelmed by the Corona messages on whatsap and facebook. So I am zoning them out and later skim through most of the messages. I just cannot talk about the looming threat on us 24/7. Lets just take it one day at a time. It’s not like we have any other choice , do we ?

Lets try Social media distancing for a while . Read and watch less depressing things. We have to keep our morale up for our family .

Stay safe.