History suggests that every 100 years a pandemic hits the world, and the present generation got to witness one in the form of COVID-19.
While doctors around the world are trying to find ways to prevent, manage and treat this COVID-19 menace, we thought, why not dig our ancient texts.
1st Question: How to stop the spread??!!!!
Communicable diseases have existed ever since our existence on this planet. A proof for this is a reference from Sushruta Samhita – Kushta Nidaanam [Su. Ni. 5 / 32 – 33] which talks about the Aupasargika Roga (Communicable / Infectious Diseases) with special focus on their mode of transmission i.e from one human to another through:
Now, while the mutated micro-organisms are novel (such as COVID-19 in the present context); communicable diseases aren’t, and hence the basics would always remain the same.
The present guidelines have emphasized on “Social Distancing” i.e maintaining a greater than usual physical distance from other people or objects in public places to combat the spread of COVID-19. However, in addition to this, breaking the chain of transmission would require you to avoid contact with an infected person through all of the means mentioned in points 1 – 6 outside and at home along with maintaining personal hygiene, staying indoors, using protective equipment and disinfecting everything around you. This is undoubtedly the key to unlock the terror of COVID-19 and any future outbursts of infection.
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