Nothing is certain with COVID-19

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No one knows for sure what will happen with COVID-19 and for guest contributor Ana Toro, that means stay vigilant in taking precautions to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

Ana Toro, Guest Contributor

We all know the general effects of COVID-19 on the human body: shortness of breath, headache, cough, fever, etc. But, doctors are discovering new effects that the virus has on the body.

COVID-19 symptoms can appear in a variety of ways. Sometimes it is the usually shortness of breath with a fever and coughing, it can be nausea and abdominal pain, it can even be some serious problems like heart failure or kidney damage.

Think of the virus as Jerry, from Tom and Jerry, and the body as Tom. Jerry is always coming up with new and creative ways to mess with Tom and to hurt him. This virus is not kind to the body.

Now that doctors are discovering new ways that this virus is attacking our bodies, it’s imperative that we follow the CDC’s guidelines on social distancing and other ways to prevent ourselves from getting the virus.

Generally, hot and humid climates slow down the spread of coronaviruses but there isn’t enough data to say definitively if the upcoming summer weather will put a dent in cases. Some strains can survive in more humid climates and some in colder and drier climates. 

If this dies down during the summer, it could start back up again during the winter. Nothing is certain with this virus and doctors and scientists still have no idea what we are dealing with. 

Hopefully, the day will come when this is over and we can go out and pick up right where we left off in our lives.