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Disabled People Are Feeling The Coronavirus Heat More – Willie Obiano

Gov. Willie Obiano

Gov. Willie Obiano

Special Adviser to Anambra Gov. Willie Obiano on Disability Matters, Mr. Chuks Ezewuzie has come out to say that persons with disability are mostly worst hit amid the pandemic.

Chuks revealed this in a recent interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Awka.

According to him, the government should do everything possible to accord such people with the attention they deserve during these trying times.

He added that it is unfair for people with disability to be hindered or endangered in time of pandemic or other civic responsibilities.

His words, β€œIf special rights are accorded persons with special needs in the state at all times, people with disability would not be hindered or endangered in time of pandemic or other civic responsibility.”

β€œWe do not need to wait for an era of emergencies to plan for the special persons in our midst.

β€œConcrete plans on how to give them care and give them a sense of belonging should be all time plan, not in pandemic or national calls.”

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Coronaviruses are a group of related viruses that cause diseases in mammals and birds. In humans, coronaviruses cause respiratory tract infections that can be mild, such as some cases of the common cold (among other possible causes, predominantly rhinoviruses), and others that can be lethal, such as SARS, MERS, and COVID-19. Symptoms in other species vary: in chickens, they cause an upper respiratory tract disease, while in cows and pigs they cause diarrhea. There are yet to be vaccines or antiviral drugs to prevent or treat human coronavirus infections.

Coronaviruses constitute the subfamily Orthocoronavirinae, in the family Coronaviridae, order Nidovirales, and realm Riboviria. They are enveloped viruses with a positive-sense single-stranded RNA genome and a nucleocapsid of helical symmetry. The genome size of coronaviruses ranges from approximately 27 to 34 kilobases, the largest among known RNA viruses. The name coronavirus is derived from the Latin corona, meaning “crown” or “halo”, which refers to the characteristic appearance reminiscent of a crown or a solar corona around the virions (virus particles) when viewed under two-dimensional transmission electron microscopy, due to the surface covering in club-shaped protein spikes.

Human coronaviruses were first discovered in the late 1960s. The earliest ones discovered were an infectious bronchitis virus in chickens and two in human patients with the common cold (later named human coronavirus 229E and human coronavirus OC43). Other members of this family have since been identified, including SARS-CoV in 2003, HCoV NL63 in 2004, HKU1 in 2005, MERS-CoV in 2012, and SARS-CoV-2 (formerly known as 2019-nCoV) in 2019. Most of these have involved serious respiratory tract infections.

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