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Beware of Coronavirus SCAM: Also About Coronavirus (COVID-19) Symptoms and Best Precaution

Before we discuss what is Coronavirus disease and its symptoms and precautions, first of all, we like to make you aware of scams that are taking benefit of this situation. Various people and companies in different countries are taking benefit of this situation by manipulating the stock market, by raising the price of needful things such as hand sanitizers and masks, by spreading the fake precautions methods to get few likes and clicks on their social media pages and websites and so on.

Not only that but now online scammers are also scamming people by claiming to sell needful things such as masks and hand sanitizers and taking money from people but not delivering them anything. You can find multiple online scam sites these days claiming to sell masks and hand sanitizers which can help you to protect from spreading Coronavirus. You can find the list of such scam sites by clicking >HERE<. We are not saying they are selling the wrong items. The masks and hand sanitizers they are claiming to sell are the real products but the problem is they don’t have those products. They are just fishing around to get your money as well as to get your credit card details so that they can even charge your credit card further without your consent. So, never ever shop at any unknown online store. You can find more details about these kinds of scams later in this post. However, first of all, let’s find out what is Coronavirus and what are its symptoms and what are the best prevention methods for it.

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We have already heard and read so much of details about this COVID-19 (Corona Virus) by the time now as it has already out broken in more than 199 countries and territories around the world with ever-increasing confirmed and death cases globally. USA has topped the list of total cases of COVID-19 infected people as well as death cases followed by Spain and Italy on 2nd and 3rd position. Likewise, Saint Pierre Miquelon remained at the list of least no. of total cases of COVID-19 i.e. 1 case till the date.

The discharged/recovered cases to date is at 97% and the fatality rate is at 3% (as per So each and every individual on this planet must be aware of the right information about this Coronavirus named COVID-19. Here let’s educate ourselves about what is COVID-19, what are the basic safety majors we can take to safeguard ourselves from this virus as well as what shall we do if it affects anyone of us?

What is COVID 19 (Coronavirus Disease)?

COVID-19 previously referred to as 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) which is caused by the virus Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Corona Virus 2 (SARS-CoV-2).

Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) was first found in Wuhan, Hubei, China in late December 2019 after which it has been out broken globally in several other countries majorly affecting Italy, Iran, and South Korea till the date. It is believed that the virus was probably originated from the Seafood Wholesale Market of China, later believed to be from the bats and also alleged that it is originated from Wet Market selling live animals in China.

World Health Organization officially announced Coronavirus a ‘Global Pandemic” from “Global Epidemic” on Wednesday 11 March 2020. This indicates the global spread of a new disease.

CDC states that the term Global Pendamic is used when viruses are able to infect people easily and spread from person to person in an efficient and sustained way in multiple regions.

WHO Director-General  Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said at Geneva that this is the first pandemic caused by a coronavirus. He also urged all countries to take urgent and aggressive action to stop this virus. He further added that in the days and weeks ahead, we expect to see the number of cases, the number of deaths and the number of affected countries climb even higher. Dr. Tedros stated that the WHO is deeply concerned, both by the alarming levels of spread and severity and by the alarming levels of inaction by world leaders in response to the outbreak, we have therefore made the assessment that COVID-19 can be characterized as a pandemic.

Dr. Tedros also indicate that the whole world is fighting against this situation and said that ” Describing the situation as a pandemic does not change WHO’s assessment of the threat posed by the virus. It doesn’t change what WHO is doing. And it doesn’t change what countries should do.” He further briefed “This is not just a public health crisis, it is a crisis that will touch every sector, so every sector and every individual must be involved in the fights”.

How COVID-19 can be infected?

COVID-19 spreads from person to person through respiratory droplets during coughing or sneezing. The time range between the exposure and symptoms appear is from two to fourteen days, with a median incubation period of 5 to 6 days.

What are the symptoms?

Common Symptoms:

  • Fever
  • Dry Cough
  • Fatigue

Uncommon Symptoms:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Headache
  • Diarrhea
  • Muscle or joint pain
  • Nasal congestion
  • Vomiting or/and Nausea
  • Sore throat, runny nose, sneezing, coughing up sputum (less common)

Severe Symptoms:

  • High fever
  • Multi-organ failure and pneumonia
  • Coughing up blood
  • The decrease in WBC (White Blood Cells)

Does a person die if he/she gets infected?

It’s not that every infected person dies. With supportive and intense care, people are recovering from this virus. The fatal rate is estimated between 2% and 21% (as per From the happened cases, it is found that the time from the development of symptoms to death range between 6 and 41 days, with a median of 14 days. Among people who have died, many of them have preexisting health conditions i.e.cardiovascular diseases and diabetes and over the age of 60. The risk of death under the age of 50 is less than over the age of 70 as well as no death rate from 0- 9 years till today, as per the Worldometers. Though, that doesn’t mean young ones are completely risk-free. So, it is highly recommended to take precautions.

Most recommended preventive measures by WHO:

  • Avoid touching high touch surfaces in public areas unnecessarily i.e. door handles, handrails, elevator buttons, counter areas in public places, sink and flush in public toilets, etc.
  • Frequently clean your high touch surfaces in the home i.e. tables, doorknobs, handles, sinks, cell phones, light switches, toilets, etc.
  • Frequently wash hands with soap or hand wash liquid for at least 20 seconds with the correct technique.
  • Use alcohol-based sanitizer (at least 60% alcohol-based) in case of no hand wash and water available.
  • Practice good respiratory and personal hygiene.
  • Maintain distance from sick people or generally from those who are coughing.
  • Limit close contact when you go out in public.
  • No traveling i.e. cruise, bus or air etc. travels without an emergency.
  • Avoid the crowd and unnecessary meetings, public gatherings, and activities as much as possible.
  • Avoid misinformation widely spread through online/social media.
  • Avoid touching the face especially mouth, nose and eyes with an unwashed hand.
  • Cover mouth and nose while coughing or sneezing with tissues or bent elbow.
  • Use masks by the suspected ones and those who are nursing/taking care of them.
  • Avoid eating with bare or unwashed hands in public areas.

The best precaution to alert yourself: Always think your hands have a sh*t.

It sounds funny but it is the best way to increase your consciousness to prevent yourself from coronavirus. If you think your hand has a sh*t then definitely you won’t touch your face or any part of the body as well as anything unnecessarily with that hand. So, keep in mind that your hand is always dirty. If you go outside, and if you touch something then just think you have touched the sh*t, then definitely you won’t use that hand to touch anywhere on your body as far as possible and you will rush to wash your hand as soon as possible.

And, always wash your hand whenever you touch the banknotes and coins.

Money is frequently touched by anyone anywhere, even by the coronavirus patient and money goes around from one person to another one. So, money (banknotes and coins) can spread the coronavirus rapidly. That’s why it’s better to wash your hand or at least use hand sanitizer whenever you touch banknotes and coins.

What can be done if you are suspected or infected?

  • Self-isolation for fourteen days if you are suspected of the virus infection.
  • Follow CDC instruction for “how to take care of yourself at home” if you get sick.
  • Call your doctor if you feel like having symptoms.
  • Know when to get emergency help and get medical attention immediately if you have any emergency warning signs.
  • Frequently wash hands with soap or hand wash liquid for at least 20 seconds with the correct technique with water. The hand must be washed especially after going to the toilet, blowing your nose, before and after eating, after coughing or sneezing, when hands are dirty or when been in public places.
  • Wear a facemask and cover the nose and mouth while coughing or sneezing.
  • Call the doctor or healthcare provider before visiting them.
  • Avoid sharing personal household items i.e. towel, plates, spoons, toilets, etc.

Who are at high risk?

  • Older adults.
  • A person with medical health condition especially diabetes, blood pressure, cancer, lung and cardiovascular diseases.

But, that doesn’t mean others are risk free. Actually, everyone is at risk and everyone shall equally apply safety measures at far as possible.

Is there any vaccine or treatment available?

There is no antiviral treatment or vaccine till the date but several approaches are being carried out by different agencies that are under development and several antiviral drugs are already in clinical trials. Presently, symptoms are managed with supportive care only. WHO also said that it did not expect a vaccine against SARS-CoV-2 to become available in less than 18 months.

Coronavirus Scam: Beware of scams sites taking benefit of Coronavirus:

People of various countries are capitalizing on the effect of this COVID-19 and spreading unnecessary rumors for their vest interest. It seems like humanity is really vanishing from this planet, otherwise, this is not the time people shall count on their profit and benefits. It is time to give hand and courage to each other, to help and support each other at what means possible to fight against this ecological pandemic.

Numbers of online scam sites are actively involved in advertising and selling various products like N-95, N-97 masks & other face masks, hand sanitizers, tissues, medicines, etc. in the name of this virus. So we all shall be aware of these scam sites. So, we want to suggest you shop related products only from the renowned online stores like Amazon and so on in order to save yourself from scams. Or, at least do some research before you purchase anything from unknown online stores.

We shall also follow the facts that WHO and CDC as well as NHC, China are flowing for public concerns. So please refer to WHO, CDC and NHC official websites for further information instead of following the random blogs or social media pages.

You can find various kinds of scams by scrolling within our “Scams” category by clicking >HERE< or you can navigate our website through our home page to find out the several interesting and knowledgeable articles under different categories by clicking >HERE<.

You can find various other articles about Coronavirus by clicking >HERE<

Remember that: Protecting yourself from COVID-19 is protecting the community as a whole.


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18 thoughts on “Beware of Coronavirus SCAM: Also About Coronavirus (COVID-19) Symptoms and Best Precaution”

  1. Your post is very informative. It is a timely post. I wish more people out there could come across the knowledge presented here.

  2. People are running scared of this virus and standard stockists like local business and Amazon are running out of things like masks and hand sanitizer. So the black market fills the void.

    There was a recent story about a guy in the USA who drove all over his state buying up all the hand sanitizer he could. He then started selling them on Amazon for $50+ a bottle.

    That’s price gouging, and when Amazon were altered about his unethical sales practice, they closed his merchant account. Now the police have been in touch with him because, due to recent law changes to deal with the outbreak, what he was doing is now illegal, not just unethical.

    Seems he’s trying to save face by saying he’s donating all his profits to help fight the virus.

    Given that people are going to be house bound for the next several weeks to months and they’ll probably go online a lot to counter the boredom, lots of criminals will be taking advantage of them where they can.

    Where there’s a black market, there’s higher prices and scams.

    Thanks for this very detailed post about Covid-19 and the non-medical risks it poses to the unwary.

    1. De Roka -

      We shall not forget humanity at time of global crisis and people who count profit at this time is shameless.

      Thanks a lot.

  3. You’ve shared some great information here, thank you. We are also experiencing the opportunistic criminal element – people offering to shop for those at higher risk (the elderly and those with pre-existing conditions) and then running away with their money. Shocking and extremely sad.
    Thank you again.

    1. De Roka -

      We really hope our small effort will help others to safeguard from this global pendamic.

      Thanks a lot.

  4. Joseph William Stasaitis

    Thanks for sharing this info with others. It is ridiculous when people take advantage of others when they are in a state of anxiety and fear. I appreciate you bringing these facts to light. All the Best.

    1. De Roka -

      We really hope our small effort will help others to safeguard against this global pendamic and the scammers at the same time.

      Thanks a lot.

  5. Hello and thanks so much for a very thorough reading, your post is well detailed and gives a great breakdown of this disease. It is so sad to know that in the midst of this crisis that people would think to be dishonest and scam people out of there money. I how those persons got caught and handed over to the proper authorities. Again great post and thanks again!!

    1. De Roka -

      We really hope our small effort will help others to safeguard against this global pandemic and the scammers at the same time.

      Thanks a lot.

  6. I so thank you for this post, was very helpful to me, I just came in from the Caribbean with much hassle because of this virus. so the info you give in really helpful to me, to me it a little too much hype, but we have to be careful still.
    It is hard to travel with this now, and your article was timely giving us necessary info. on this virus. there is a lot or people out there that have no knowledge of this and yes the scammers are ready to pounce on the vulnerable.
    Thanks much for this

    1. De Roka -

      This is the time of global unity to fight against the COVID-19. We really hope our small effort will help others to safeguard against this global pandemic and the scammers at the same time.

      Thanks a lot.

  7. Thanks for the thorough and informative write-up on COVID-19, and the alert on scams. Some people have no shame, scamming others during a global pandemic. Glad there are folks out there like you giving the warning. Very good information!

    1. De Roka -

      This is the time of global unity to fight against the COVID-19. We shall do whatever we can to protect ourselves, our family, community and the world as a whole from our side. We really hope our small effort will help others to safeguard themselves against this global pandemic and the scammers at the same time who are shamelessly counting profit at this crisis moment.

      Thanks a lot.

    1. De Roka -

      We really hope our small effort will help others to safeguard themselves against this global pandemic and the scammers at the same time who are shamelessly counting profit at this crisis moment.

      Thanks a lot.

  8. WOW, this was a thorough and highly informative write up of the Corona Virus (COVID 19) and the scams that are arising from it. I just heard some pubs in Galway Ireland maybe closing down and that may happen until like June / July. Insane.

    Well I guess making these precautions is better than locking everyone in their homes until further notice. Seems like though every time this worlds applies some restrictions then not always are all restrictions are lifted.

    That is what is concerning me. It happened when the Afghan war occurred and oil prices went sky high. They have never returned to normal prices and that is what I am talking about.

    I have shared your article with my networks and I ask others to do the same for we all need all people to apply the information in this article.

    Thanks De-Reviews for applying your talents to keep us all alert to this threat and how to prevent it in our own lives and others.

    Regards, Philip.

    1. De Roka -

      This is the time of global unity to fight against the COVID-19. We shall do whatever we can to protect ourselves, our family, community and the world as a whole from our side. We really hope our small effort will help others to safeguard themselves against this global pandemic and the scammers at the same time who are shamelessly counting profit at this crisis moment.

      Thanks a lot.

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