The global pandemic condition COVID-19 is a matter of concern for all due to its lethal nature. The scientists, researchers, and doctors all around the world are contributing their efforts for finding the accurate treatment and vaccination for the Coronavirus. In the current blog Dr. Arvind Agarwal, President, Arya Group of Colleges Jaipur has shared his views about Coronavirus that how and why the virus was developed in the lab, the conspiracy theory and the precautions needed to be taken to overcome the virus. Quality research work has always remained a major priority for Arya College Jaipur which is the top engineering college in India.
Coronavirus is caused by SARS-CoV-2 which is a positive and single-stranded RNA virus and belongs to the family of enveloped coronaviruses. The virus is one of the largest among the RNA viruses and the genome is about 29.7 kb. The coronavirus is said to cause mild to lethal respiratory tract infections in humans. The mild versions include the cases of common cold while the lethal versions of the virus can cause diseases like SARS, MERS, and COVID-19. Till now there are no vaccines and antiviral drugs available to treat the corona infection. All the students and faculty members of Arya college main campus and the public at large can highly benefit from the information provided in the blog.
According to the conspiracy theory, the virus has been manufactured in the lab of China and it has similar characteristics to SARS-CoV that also spread from China. World Health Organization (WHO) got to know about this after 6 months when it became highly lethal. A similar situation repeated this time also and to avoid any blame on any particular country, SARS-CoV-2 which is an extension to SARS-CoV has been given the name COVID-19. Moreover, the manual progression and transmission of the virus developed in the lab of Wuhan are one of the important basis of the conspiracy theory through which China wants to prove its diplomacy over other countries of the world.
Despite the worldwide efforts to contain the Coronavirus, hotspots continue to emerge and the positive cases are on a high rise. The COVID-19 pandemic like all other pandemics will be going to end when the virus will not be having enough susceptibility to infect the humans. As of now, no permanent treatment is available and the development of Herd Immunity is assumed as one of the means to stop the further spread of the Coronavirus.
Therefore, on behalf of Arya main campus, the top private engineering college in India, we request all of you to stay home and stay safe. Follow the necessary guidelines and instructions issued by the government like social distancing, wearing a mask, using sanitizer, washing your hands regularly with soap, avoid going outside except in emergencies etc. All this will help us to fight against Coronavirus and the further spread of the virus.