When is a pandemic declared?
Generally, the WHO will declare a pandemic when there is sustained community outbreaks on different continents.
Why is healthy eating important for the immune system, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While no foods or dietary supplements can prevent or cure COVID-19 infection, healthy diets are important for supporting immune systems. Good nutrition can also reduce the likelihood of developing other health problems, including obesity, heart disease, diabetes and some types of cancer.
Can you travel during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Depending on local restrictions, persons residing in areas where community-wide movement restrictions are in place should not be allowed to travel for non-essential purposesIn case of symptoms suggestive of acute respiratory illness either during or after travel, travelers are encouraged to seek medical attention and share their travel history with their health care provider
Does a pandemic reflect the severity of a disease?
A pandemic has nothing to do with how serious an illness is. It just means a disease is spreading widely and at an alarming rate.
What is a heathy diet during the coronavirus disease pandemic?
Eat fresh and unprocessed foods every day Eat fruits, vegetables, legumes (e.g. lentils, beans), nuts and whole grains (e.g. unprocessed maize, millet, oats, wheat, brown rice or starchy tubers or roots such as potato, yam, taro or cassava), and foods from animal sources (e.g. meat, fish, eggs and milk).
Who is most at risk for COVID-19?
COVID-19 is often more severe in people 60+yrs or with health conditions like lung or heart disease, diabetes or conditions that affect their immune system.
What does it mean to flatten the COVID-19 curve?
A flatter curve is created by a more gradual increase in the number of cases per day and a more gradual decrease. Over a long period of time the number of people infected might be around thesame, but the difference is the number of cases that occur each day.