The Coronavirus has been in the news recently because it has started to spread across China and the world. It has come to the UK to about 20 people but a lot of them have made a full recovery and most of them are on their way to. But it could easily come back if someone comes with it to the UK and as travelling across the world is so easy now it most likely will happen. Doctors are very close to developing a cure for it but even if they find one it might have affected so many people we might not be able to give the vaccination in time. That is why we need to discuss ways to avoid it to make sure it doesn't spread more than it does.
What are the Current Methods Being Used to Stop it?
Because we aren't underrating it, there have been many ways to prevent the Coronavirus spreading, some being very successful. The UK government have given guidelines to schools for students, like having to put hand sanitiser on regularly and washing our hands thoroughly. I think that the current methods being used to stop it are quite effective but not as good as actually finding a cure. It might become like cancer where lots of people have it and have had it for many years. People are still being cured of it but there isn't a recognised cure that will easily get rid of it. Some people have taken to wearing face masks but do they help? Some people say the best way to prevent the Coronavirus is to wash your hands regularly and it has been approved by the government. But what standards are the government approving it by? Do they actually understand the Coronavirus fully? There is no proof that this is working as it hasn't been long enough to prove it, people are just agreeing with it because it's government-approved and it is expertly-made. At my school, they said that nobody will be allergic to it but some people were allergic to the alchohol in it and they had to use regular soap or their own from home.
Face masks are by far the most popular method, however, and they are selling out very quickly. That means that the demand is causing them to go up in prices and one 20-pack was £5000 which is just an outlandish amount of money that no one would pay for. People in China are walking around wearing them thinking that they help but do they actually? Experts think that washing your hands is more effective and it stops it from spreading more than it does. You also shouldn't shake hands with people and instead should just greet the verbally because the virus spreads mostly from your fingers. Face masks are so popular that some people are just following the crowd and getting ones of their own to feel like it is impossible to get the Coronavirus, which it isn't without cleaning your hands regularly. If you like wearing a face masks then you might as well just not wear it because they only help in extreme circumstances like when a nurse or doctor is testing you to see if you have it.
What Challenges Do the NHS Face as More People Get the Coronavirus?
The NHS are the ones who have got rid of the Coronavirus for some people, so they know how to do it. But they don't have a clear cure for it and they are not entirely sure what they will do if it spreads even more. They do say they are well-prepared for it and Boris Johnson says the government aims to build a lot more hospitals, but that is just what they are saying. What I mean is that no push has been made to build these new hospitals or nobody has explained how they have prepared to tackle the Coronavirus; they could be lying for all we know. If we are prepared then why doesn't the NHS share its ways to tackle it to less prepared countries (poor countries). The Coronavirus could spread anywhere which means we have to work together to help stop it from infecting millions of more people. I don't think the NHS are prepared and ready for it; if loads of people come bursting in with the Coronavirus they wouldn't know what to do and they would be under a lot of pressure to cure as many people as possible. They haven't really faced a problem as great as this before so they are unexperienced on what the best approach would be to finally get rid of it.
Is Isolation a Good Way to Get Rid of it?
This could have been in the paragraph: What are the Current Methods Being Used to Stop it? but isolation is so popular amongst governments and people that I think it deserves its own paragraph. There have been many groups trying the isolation method which is where people are kept away from civilisation because there was a case of someone having the Coronavirus meaning no one could leave in case they had it and spreaded it to a lot of people. Personally, I don't think this is a good method because if somebody has the Coronavirus we need to stay away from them. With the isolation method, people are kept near each other because they are in the same place and if someone has it they could spread it to more people. We should send people home because they have been tested negative for the virus and they aren't showing any symptoms. If somebody does have it they should be put in hospital, with nobody but nurses/doctors, and wait until they have fully recovered. People who aren't believed to have the Coronavirus still need to go their local NHS to get it checked in case they do, and in that is the case then they need to get it cured. The only problem is that people might not be truthful on whether they have been to the doctors, as they could have not due to a busy schedule. To solve this there could be a register where if you said you've had it checked you have to say what specific hospital you went to and they could look for your name in that hospital's registration book to see if you actually went. If you didn't, they could make you get it checked and watch with their own eyes that they did go there and they aren't lying. But there is one big issue: if you do have the Coronavirus, between you getting out of the place with the Coronavirus, and having the appointment, you could have seen many people who you could have either shaken hands with, hugged or accidentally bumped into, meaning they could have it as well. I can't think of a way round this, so if you have a solution please can you write a comment explaining what we could do about this.
The best thing to do about the Coronavirus, in my opinion, is not to worry, even if, like I suggested, the NHS isn't fully prepared, we are and if we have a healthy lifestyle and a balanced diet, we should be okay because our immune systems will stop most of the symptons showing. The government is certainly prepared so if lots of people in the UK get it they will have a plan that will stop more people getting it. The UK government could join Italy in closing some schools where the Coronavirus is present, and France have banned indoor gatherings with lots of people to stop it from spreading - in short, we are well-prepared. Note: some facts may be incorrect as there are constant changes about the Coronavirus, so if you're reading this a long time after it was published/approved, then just bear in mind that it might not be wrong, just outdated.
Write in a comment what you think will happen next about the Coronavirus, and ways we can prevent it from spreading to the UK but mainly the world as we are in this together.
Website(s) I used: https://www.england.nhs.uk/ourwork/eprr/coronavirus/