What is the Coronavirus?The "Coronavirus" is actually the name for a family of different viruses, and acts as a blanket term for them. Currently, the world is experiencing a pandemic of the COVID-19 virus strain, which has become more commonly known as Coronavirus. The spread of the virus is all over the news, and there are a lot of myths out there surrounding it; for example, taking antibiotics or eating large amounts of garlic won't protect them from infection. This guide will help you with real, proven steps to help prevent infection in your elderly loved ones.
What's the danger to older people?
It can be easy to panic in situations such as these, especially if you have elderly parents with less resilient immune systems.
For most people, Coronavirus shouldn’t be a big worry, as the majority will easily fight it off without experiencing severe symptoms.
However, older people are certainly at a higher risk of developing more dangerous symptoms, with the first big analysis of more than 44,000 Coronavirus cases from China showing that the death rate was ten times higher in the elderly and very elderly than that for those middle-aged or younger.
Therefore, the spread of a new virus can understandably be very scary for those with elderly loved ones. But there’s still some good news, as the risk of catching Coronavirus can be easily reduced with some very simple and effective prevention tactics.