Is Foot Sores Early Symptom Of CoronaVirus

Doctors have seen reddish-purple foot sores in patients of COVID-19.The foot sores were seen before the onset of fever, coughing and sore throat.
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Now it’s been 3-4 months since Coronavirus is spreading and has given enough sorrow to the entire world. With no vaccines against the virus, countries are trying every possible way to contain the virus. Most of the countries across the globe are under lockdown with their border sealed. With no cars on the street. no flights, no trains running, all malls closed, no hanging up with friends, it is almost like the world has stopped. But there is a silver shining in the clouds as the pollution levels are going down, with no humans animals are freely moving on the street seems like mother Earth is rebooting itself.

Though the mortality rate is low coronavirus is highly contagious. In most of the countries within weeks, coronavirus has infected lakhs of people. Due to which such strict restrictions have been imposed by the countries. The trajectory of Coronavirus varies from country to country. The virus infected 203 people in India, 296 in Brazil, 9,866 in the USA, 6,152 in the UK, 18,481 in Italy, and 19,896 in Spain on a scale of per million of their population.

As we are in the period of evolution everyday researchers get to know new information about the virus. The most common symptoms that are seen in every patient include fever, shortness in breath, coughing, and sore throat. But the reports suggest that  Conjunctivitis/Red EyeDiarrhoeaItchy Throat, may be early symptoms of Coronavirus. Though people are under house arrest and taking all the precautions including washing their hands regularly and maintaining social distancing. Still, out of anxiety people are now seeking answers for questions like whether Coronavirus Transmits Sexually or spreads through Vegetables or Groceries.

Foot Sores Early Symptom Of Coronavirus

In addition to conjunctivitis, diarrhea, itchy throat, a new early symptom of coronavirus is reported i.e., Foot sores. Doctors have seen reddish-purple foot sores in patients of COVID-19 in Spain, Italy, France, and the USA. The foot sores were seen before the onset of fever, coughing, and sore throat. According to the report in International Bussiness Times, foot sores more like in Chickenpox or Measles were mostly seen in  COVID19  patients of Italy and Spain where the infection is most widespread. The Foot sores appear on toes and heal without any mark. These sores are different from those that happen due to Mucky Shoes or Socks. This symptom is reported in children and a few adults. Thus it is recommended to visit the doctor if anyone notices such kinds of sores.

How Symptoms Of Coronavirus Differ From Flu And Allergies?

The novel coronavirus causing COVID-19 is a new virus more like the common cold, flu’s, and allergies. COVID-19, Flu, colds are all because of viral stuff. Thus there symptoms are mirror images of each other with a very slight difference. In terms of differentiating COVID-19 From Flu and cold it is like handpicking two homogenous materials. Due to which people are confusing common cold, seasonal allergies with COVID-19 creating a panicking situation. However, in spite of the overlap COVID-19 has more similar symptoms similar to flu than the common cold.

SYMPTOMS

COVID-19

FLU

COLD
ALLERGIES
Shortness Of Breath

Yes

No

No

Rare

Fever

Yes (High)

Yes (Mild)

Yes (Often Severe)

No

Cough

Yes (Dry Cough)

Yes (Mild)

Yes (Mild)

Rare

Fatique
Weakness

Yes

Quite Mild

Quite Mild

Quite Mild

Yes 

Rare

Rare

Rare

Rare (Initial Stage)

No

No

No

Rare (initial Stage)

No

No

Rare

Sneezing 

No

Rare

Rare

Yes

Body Ache

Yes

Yes (often Severe)

Rare

Rare

Rare (Initial Stage)

No

No

No

Runny Nose

Rare

Yes

Yes

Yes

Some symptoms require urgent attention like shortness of breath, high fever, dry cough, body ache, weakness. On experiencing the above symptoms one must visit the health center ASAP.

Development Of Vaccine Against COVID-19

COVID-19 is caused by a Coronavirus which is a new virus. The 1st strain of the virus was reported in Wuhan back in December starting or November ending.  Back then the virus has proven to be highly contagious and held responsible for taking many lives. Making the coronavirus outbreak the most life-threatening until now. Within 4-5 months coronavirus has made many countries suffer claiming thousands of lives.

As the number of cases is increasing exponentially with over 2 lakh cases being reported daily, the end of the pandemic is nowhere near. Teams of scientists around the world are racing to develop a vaccine to put a full stop to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The excitement of a vaccine has reached to highest flashpoint as every small and big nation is terrified due to its detrimental impact. With the world in desperate need of a vaccine, several countries are trying every bit possible to make it happen.

In the ongoing thrive, Russia has claimed to finish the human trails of the Covid-19 vaccine. Chief researcher Elena Smolyarchuk, who heads the Center for Clinical Research on Medications at Sechenov University, told Russian news agency TASS that the human trials for the vaccine have been completed at the university and they will be discharged soon. Though after the claim, doubts surround Russia’s coronavirus vaccine Sputnik V. Despite the criticism from health officials Russia announced that it has already produced the 1st batch of its vaccine.

The University of Oxford has developed a vaccine ‘chAdOx1 nCoV-19’. The vaccine uses a weakened strain of the common cold virus and is combined with the genetic material of the SARS-CoV-2. The vaccine is currently in phase 3 of its trails conducted across the UK, US, Brazi, and South Africa. Trails are expected to be conducted in India in partnership with the Serum Institute of India by August end. It is considered to be launched for the public in 2020 will be most likely available for public deployment by 2021, as per the reports.

In the US, the Massachusetts- based biotech company Moderna has developed as an RNA based vaccine in collaboration with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Institute Disease. Moderna was the 1st to conduct human testing of its vaccine. The results of Phase I and phase II clinical trials show that the vaccine is safe and provoked immune responses. The Volunteers who got two doses of vaccine had high levels of virus-killing antibodies that exceeded the average levels seen in people who had recovered from COVID-19. Phase III has been conducted from 27 July with the results awaits now. Moderna said that the company is on track to deliver about 500 million doses per year, and possibly up to 1 billion doses per year, starting in 2021.

Sinovac Biotech, a Chinese Biopharmaceutical company, claimed to successfully test the potential vaccine dubbed as PiCoVacc on monkeys. Phase and II of clinical trials held in Indonesia reveals the vaccine is appeared to be safe and induced detectable antibody-based immune responses in subjects. The candidate vaccine, known as CoronaVac, is among a few potential vaccines that have entered late-stage trails. And is currently undergoing a late-stage trial in brazil.

In India, currently, there are 3 different vaccines tested at different stages. Phase I and phase II of tow of them, developed indigenously by Bharat biotech, in collaboration with the Indian Council Of Medical Research(ICMR) and Zydus Cadia Ltd.

Serum Institute Of India has been permitted for conducting Phase I and phase II human trials of the third vaccine candidate developed by Oxford University.

Conclusion

According to the World Health Organization, more than 1.8 million people are affected by COVID-19 to date across the globe. Scientists, researchers, and medical professionals are trying every possible way to find a specific treatment against coronavirus. Till then it is our responsibility to remain very cautious of these lesser-known symptoms. Stay home and stay safe…

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