Covid virus (CNV) has infected a number of people in the United States.
The outbreak has claimed the lives of hundreds of people and forced a temporary lockdown in many of the country’s largest cities.
While the virus is not a threat to the rest of the US, it has left some Americans without access to vaccines, leading to widespread distrust.
Here’s what you need to know about the virus, what it means for you and the options available to you.
What is Covid?
Covid is a coronavirus (COVID-19) that causes severe, sometimes fatal, respiratory illness and death.
People who contract it often develop symptoms such as coughs, sore throat, fever, muscle aches and sore eyes.
They may also have a fever and muscle ache that makes breathing difficult or feel weak.
While this type of illness is rare, it is a potentially life-threatening condition.
People are at high risk for developing complications from COVID-20, including pneumonia and sepsis, and for developing other serious health conditions that can be life-changing.
What are Covid’s symptoms?
Covids symptoms include fever, headache, cough, sore eyes, cough and sore throat.
Itchy, red, watery eyes can be very uncomfortable, and people with breathing problems may feel dizzy or have difficulty speaking.
People with other respiratory problems, such as chronic cough, may experience more severe symptoms.
How is COVID treatment performed?
In the US and other parts of the world, people can receive three types of COVID vaccines.
First, people are typically given two doses of a COVID vaccine.
The second vaccine, a varicella vaccine, is given to people who are 65 years or older.
The third vaccine, which is given in adults over age 50, is a three-dose regimen that is given every two years.
The three vaccines are manufactured by the company Teva.
How long does it take for people to get sick?
The average length of time people have to recover from Covid depends on how the virus infects them.
People generally get sick within a week to a week and a half, and some people take longer.
But some people are more likely to be hospitalized and treated than others.
The average time for a person to recover is three to four days.
What types of people are most at risk for Covid infections?
People who live in cities or in remote areas are most likely to contract Covid if they live near a hospital, and also are more susceptible if they are exposed to air pollution or if they have frequent travel, including through public transportation.
People living in large cities or urban areas are more at risk if they work in areas where COVID is prevalent, such, airports, factories and hospitals.
What kinds of vaccines are currently being given to the US?
Currently, the US has four types of Covid vaccines: a three vaccine (called varicell) for people 65 years and older, a four vaccine (also called varicello) for older adults and adults over 50, and a two-dose vaccine (usually given in older adults) for children under age 5.
What about the other vaccines currently in use in the US to combat the virus?
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved three vaccines that contain a Covid vaccine.
They are: a COV-19/2 vaccine that is used in children up to age 5, and is available in both the U.S. and in other countries; a COX-2 vaccine for adults over 65 and adults with preexisting COX diseases, which can also be administered by injection or a nasal spray; and a COVR2 vaccine, also called the Covidr2 vaccine.
What happens if my Covid infection doesn’t go away?
If your Covid has not gone away, you may be asked to keep taking the COVIDvaccine to prevent further symptoms.
The virus can remain dormant for several weeks and can even cause severe reactions, including a new bout of the illness.
If you become sick again, your symptoms could become worse and may worsen, leading you to require hospitalization.
In rare cases, a COID vaccine can lead to pneumonia.
If that happens, you will need to be admitted to the hospital.
In addition, you could become infected with another type of COID that can cause severe, life-ending complications.
What do I do if I don’t take the Covids vaccine?
You can continue to take the vaccine until the next scheduled dose is administered, or you can start the third dose immediately.
If your symptoms don’t go down or if you have to be hospitalized, call 911.
If I don, can I still get my Covids shot?
You are not required to take a Covidsshot for your health. However,