12 Terms You Need to Know About the COVID-19

The coronavirus has become the global pandemic and it has brought great effects to our lifetimes. Every day we hear the news and reports broadcast on TV or our mobile device, it’s all about the infected data statistics of different nations. We need to stay healthy and fight with the virus, on the other hand, we need to learn some knowledge about medical and antivirus. There are some terminologies we need to learn about the COVID-19 so that we may better understanding the new reports. Here we quoted some terms which have been updated to the dictionary. Let’s check them out.


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Coronavirus: A new kind of virus typically spreads between animals and humans, which causes respiratory illness. Coronavirus is a family of viruses that include SARS and MERS. The name of “corona”, in Latin for "crown", refers to the shape of the virus when observed under the microscope. Coronavirus has become the most lethal virus in the world in 2020.


COVID-19: COVID-19 stands for novel coronavirus disease 2019, which refers to the year of its initial detection. COVID-19 is the illness related to the current pandemic; the illness is caused by the virus SARS-CoV-2 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2).


Asymptomatic: An asymptomatic person shows no symptoms of the disease. The symptoms of the Covid-19 infected patients are fever, dry cough, and sore throat, shortness of breath and body aches, among other less common symptoms. This doesn’t mean an asymptomatic person has no potential infection, but it is not recommended that individuals get tested unless they show symptoms of infection. For the medical equipment standard of the present time, most tests will not be accurate unless symptoms are present. False negatives will be risky for tested persons.   


Clinical trial: Research experiments on human participants designed to answer questions about new treatments; in the case of COVID-19 and coronaviruses, the safety and efficacy of a potential vaccine.


Confirmed positive case: A confirmed positive case is someone who is confirmed to be Covide-19 positive from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which needs to be distinguished from a presumptive positive case.


Contact tracing: To identify and monitor one person or a group who may have come into contact with an infectious person. In the period of Covid-19 spread, Contact tracing is usually executed to monitor and observe persons who may have contact with the infectious person, which requires self-quarantine to control the spread of disease. 


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Flattening the curve: this means to flatten the curve of infections on the histogram in a period. When the infections are raising in a short period, the curve is steep, which leads to the circumstance of overburdening to the health care system at once. To flatten the curve means taking measures to spread raising infections in time, not decrease the projected number of cases rapidly. 


Incubation period: A period from a person first infect the virus to the appearance of symptoms. It is unknown how serious the contagion will be before a person’s symptoms arise. The length of the incubation period is different from person to person. 


PPE: Short for personal protective equipment, something like a facial mask, antivirus goggles, face protective shield, antivirus suit, gloves and so on. The PPE is designed and manufactured as a safeguard against the harmful virus, infectious diseases or corrosive chemicals. It is specially designed for the protection of our body parts which exposed in our normal clothing, such as nose, mouth, eyes, and feet. In the war of fighting Covid-19, PPE is necessary for everyone. 


Presumptive positive case: an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19 by a local public health lab, but whose results are awaiting confirmation from the CDC.


Self-quarantine: the act of refraining from any contact with other individuals for a time—in the case of COVID-19, two weeks—to observe whether any symptoms of the disease will arise after potential exposure.


Ventilator: A machine designed for airflow in and out of the patient’s lungs for adjuvant therapy. This machine is greatly helpful for COVID-19 patients because they are in a severe lower respiratory body’s function. Ventilators are a critical machine for patients with severe disease.


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These terms are mostly showed on the reported news we received every day. We hope these could be helpful for us on better understanding Covid-19 and knowledge on how to keep ourselves healthy from the affection of viruses. Besides, we still need to know how to protect us from infection outdoors. Here we have medical supplies for wholesale in our store, such as KN95 mask, face protective shield, antivirus hand sanitizer and so on. You may contact us if you need any items of our medical supplies, or leave your comments below if you have some new terms and knowledge about Covid-19 to share. We appreciate that.


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