The worldwide spread of coronavirus has forced the world to come to a standstill and Covid-19 fear is rising in the minds of people with every passing day. It is the count of infected persons as well as the number of deaths that it simply making the situation worse. People are asking experts many questions to deal with this situation and clear their doubts during their stay at their homes.
Common “Engineering” sense answered some of the queries related to coronavirus. Ehab Heikal has covered some important subjects on coronavirus to satisfy people’s curiosity. Here are some of the topics he raised and answered to:
Query – Will the Internet stop?
Reply – Everything dies if you do not take care of it. The internet included. Rest assured all governments will try their best to boost internet companies because if they are not there the populace will get restless as they experience Facebook withdrawal syndrome which could be more fatal than corona.
Query – Can I do more than the World Health Organization guidelines?
Reply – Read this to the end. Let me ask you a question, have the WHO been effective in STOPPING the spread of this disease? No. Understand this, the WHO guidelines are the minimum you should be doing.
Query – N95 masks are expensive what shall I do.
Reply – Do not buy N95 unless you are a doctor or are taking care of the front door (and staying inside ) of people who are high risk as shown above. And do not buy or use too much N95, since it is usable for 8 total hours in a Medical Setting, so if you use it only when you open the door one mask is more than enough for months If you take care of it. N95 is not a toy, you will not know how to use it effectively. And the odds are it will give you a false sense of safety if you use it and that is where Homo Sapiens ( google your self ) excels, in falsely feeling safe just because New York is far away we will not be like them.
This content was originally written under Creative Commons license by Ehab Heikal and published on his blog here.