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A pandemic is a horrible term We are conditioned through books and movie history to know that it means death from disease and mass panic I mean the word pandemic literally has the word ‘panic’ in it But what exactly is one? How was it announced? And what if there is a pandemic? In order for a pandemic to occur It should start with an explosion If we look at Covid-19 disease, the outbreak occurred in Wuhan, China from the SARS CoV virus 2 A viral outbreak requires a new virus that Humans have no immunity to what is capable of infecting humans cause disease in humans and spread from person to person quite easily If the disease spreads within an initial community or within a A specific region or country is known as an epidemic Strangely enough something goes from being an epidemic to a pandemic It has nothing to do with the severity of the disease, but rather its geographical spread The exact definition varies within the organization within the organization But generally if a virus starts spreading beyond international borders and around the world Only then is it considered a pandemic, but it really is not that simple If you have contracted Covid-19 in China But then he went home to America and spread it to someone there This does not count as crossing international borders It becomes a pandemic when people start getting infected by people who have no trace in the infected places or The initial center of the epidemic An example of this is the spread of the community when someone gets an illness but the source of the infection is not known It can help us see some historical pandemics. Some of these pandemics actually happened thousands of years ago For example the Antonine plague Which happened to the Roman Empire when the troops returned home from the east It is estimated that this pandemic has killed five million people Throughout Greece, Italy, Egypt and present-day Turkey We do not know exactly what caused the pandemic, but researchers think it was huge Then of course you have probably the most famous Spanish flu pandemic in 1918 Which is not actually called that because it started in Spain. It is believed that it can originate in an army camp in Kansas Which was then brought to Europe with troops But it was named the Spanish flu because Spain a neutral country during the First World War Reported openly about its occurrence while other countries censored or tried to hide it. This time 500 million people became infected and about 50 to 100 million died That was more people than World War 1 was killed What was perhaps the scariest part was that she actually had a second wave in October So the first wave affects people who were mostly old or really young or sick But the second wave actually affected people between the ages of 20 and 40 severely. interesting War is often considered a contributing factor Not just because troops were moving around the world with improved transportation and technology But soldiers were actually more prone to catching the flu due to stress, malnutrition and chemical attacks But as soon as the Spanish flu hit its worst point, it quickly faded After the culmination of the second wave in October the countries went through thousands of deaths None One theory suggests that the virus actually It mutates away from its most deadly species as humans die with those deadly strains All that was left were softer versions But now in our modern world when it becomes a pandemic Officially stated? We ask agencies such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention World Health Organization or European Center for Disease Prevention and Control to declare a pandemic But different scientists, epidemiologists Or collectives can technically declare one based on their own judgments You might think this would be an easy decision Just acting like a pandemic called it a pandemic, but These viruses are difficult to detect especially if the disease has a long incubation period Period or causes minor symptoms leaving the diagnosis invalid. There are other issues with claiming a pandemic as well For example, the WHO fell out of control in 2009 when the H1N1 virus was declared a pandemic This is because it led to some Unnecessary panic and many places ended up spending Money to develop a flu vaccine when it ended up being mild enough and easy to contain The official classification of a pandemic by institutions depends on a number of factors But surprisingly it is simply a label and actually has no legal implications. WHO has stated Covid-19 a public health emergency of international concern that in many ways is more important It allows them to start making recommendations to member states on how to treat the disease and also to mobilize funding and political support. But when a pandemic is declared It means that the disease has spread to many parts of the world and this is significant We persevere the word because it holds power Announcing a pandemic can cause unnecessary panic which has many obstacles but, on the other hand It can allow the citizens of the world to think and Physically prepare for the spread of the virus and disease and this can actually help alleviate There are pros and cons to declaring a pandemic, but that leads us to the next question is what do you do when Organizations start declaring a pandemic? First you need to listen to healthcare professionals They are at the forefront of these situations and are willing to work with epidemiologists, Researchers and scientists to effectively curb the disease. Be careful unverified exaggerations and misinformation on the Internet. again If someone declares nothing will change by law but of course people will act accordingly Hospitals around the world will become the first line of defense by seeing the sick And postponing unnecessary operations and appointments Hospitals will also be extremely busy So families, businesses and communities will also have to work Independently to reduce the spread. Social isolation will become more normal and mass rallies will be canceled We will all get used to washing our hands Effectively and all the time and learn not to It touches our face. The world will get better at normalizing by not greeting each other with one Squeeze a small elbow touch or just a knuckle by hand Hello? There will be an emotional reaction as we prepare to potentially care for sick family members What is actually a good mental exercise to keep our families safe and hospitals less stressed? Offices will have to make plans when workers are sick or out, take care of their family members all the time the world works Together to make a vaccine and antiviral drugs to help curb the disease. Of course No use in unnecessary panic but declaring a pandemic is a useful way to have this The world gathers and we work together on the content of disease or virus So what should you do personally? 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