The year 2020 is not so good for us so far. There are various disastrous events happened within the first three months of the year. Various disastrous events have occurred only within the first three months of the year. The Australian Bush Fire, Earthquake of 7.5 Magnitude in Russia and Now the Coronavirus Pandemic.
In this special article, we are going to see all about Coronavirus (COVID-19) in detail and does an air purifier is able to protect you and your family from the Coronavirus or not?
So let’s get started with,
Table of Contents
What is Coronavirus?
Basically coronaviruses are the family of different viruses that includes SARS (Severe acute respiratory syndrome), MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) and New Added is Novel Coronavirus and the disease caused due to this virus is known as COVID-19.
Not all the members of this virus family are transmitted from human to human but this Novel Coronavirus has the ability to transfer from human to human.
Origin of Coronavirus.
Firstly the COVID-19 is seen in Wuhan City in Hubei Region of China in December 2019. Many health experts and institutes believe that the virus has originated from bats or pangolins in the Wuhan seafood market.
The new coronavirus has spread rapidly in many parts of the world. On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a pandemic. A pandemic occurs when a disease that people are not immune to spreads across large regions.
How it spreads?
COVID-19 has the ability to transfer from person to person through close contact.
When an infected person coughs or sneezes, they spread out tiny droplets that contain the virus and these droplets can enter the mouth or nose of someone without the virus, causing an infection to occur.
If there is no person in nearby then these droplets containing virus can land on nearby surface or objects and then other people can pick up the virus by touching these surfaces or objects.
Please note that COVID-19 is new, and research is still ongoing. There may also be other ways that the new coronavirus can spread.
Research shows that it does not spread through Air but it is good to keep a minimum 6 feet distance from the suspects or infected persons.
Symptoms of Coronavirus.
Symptoms of COVID-19 may appear 2-14 days after exposure. Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases.
Common symptoms are,
- Shortness of breath
Safety measures of coronavirus.
Till now there is no specific vaccine for this virus but still, there are many ways by which you can protect you and your family from the infection of this virus.
Below are some of the important safety measures that must be followed to protect from virus.
Avoid close contact with others-
- Stay home as much as possible and reduce visitors.
- Stay at least 6 feet away from others in public places.
- Wear Masks in public places.
Practice good hygiene wherever you are-
- Wash your hands with soap and water frequently at least for 20 seconds.
- If soap or hand wash is not available to use an alcohol-based sanitizer.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth frequently, especially with unwashed hands.
- While coughing or sneezing use handkerchief or tissue and if they are not available then do so in the bend of your elbow.
Now the main question comes in,
Can air purifier protect you and your family from the coronavirus?
It depends, we haven’t found any reliable sources to define the particle size of the current coronavirus which means we cannot certainly say if the coronavirus is too small or big enough to be trapped in an air purifier’s filter.
But most certainly some of those viruses are filtered out of the air. They will remain in HEPA of electrostatic filter but they can survive in this filter. So it is very important to frequently to Exchange the filter or wash it if this is possible.
Although the Air Purifier may not be able to catch the coronavirus then it does not mean that the Air Purifiers are useless. They can catch many harmful viruses effectively.
Keep in mind that many of the deadly viruses can spread rapidly through air hence it is good to have a one best Air Purifier in your Home.