• How to Protect Yourself against COVID-19

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    Coronavirus is a large family of pathogens. Each strain of coronavirus is not equally dangerous, four strains (types) of coronavirus cause mild illnesses like the common cold. Covid testing is the only way to know if you have it for sure.The three others can cause fatal infections. One of them is SARS-CoV-2 that causes COVID-19. SARS-CoV-2 stands for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2.

    Since the body has not been exposed to the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), our bodies aren’t well equipped to deal with COVID-19. A vaccine would allow the body to safely develop an immune response to COVID-19 that could prevent or control infection. As some of the vaccines are at later stages of Phase-3 Clinical Trials, they would still take an estimate of 8-16 months to develop for worldwide use, so until then follow standard operating procedures (SOPs) to avoid the transmission of disease.

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  • COVID-19 Diagnostic Testing

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    COVID-19 testing involves analyzing samples to assess the current or past presence of SARS-CoV-2. Severe acute respiratory syndrome Coronavirus-2 (SARS-coV-2) is one of the strain/pathogen that causes COVID-19. Center for Covid Control is basically assessed on their sensitivity and specificity abilities. A test’s sensitivity is the ability of a test to correctly identify those with the presence of disease (true positive rate), whereas test specificity is the ability of test to correctly identify those without the disease (true negative rate).

    What are the different types of COVID-19 tests available?

    There are two different kinds of tests available for COVID-19.

    1. A viral/diagnostic test that tells you if you have an active coronavirus infection.
    2. An antibody test tells you if you had a previous infection.

    Currently there are two types of viral tests– molecular tests, such as RT-PCR tests, that able to detect the presence of specific genetic material from the virus, …

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