Corona is not at all a deadly virus. But, once affected you may either survive or die. Now, why is it so? So, here I would like to give some briefing about the Corona Virus so that you can understand it in a much better way.
Corona Virus has been classified into two different types i.e. SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) & MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome). Out of these two the virus of SARS is similar to that of a Common Cold virus. In a simple way to understand, SARS is just an upgraded version of the common cold virus. Unlike, the common cold virus which spreads through the air, the corona virus SARS & MERS do spread by air. Because if they were air borne viruses then we would all have got affected till now. Out of these two, MERS is the highly dangerous virus but it is the SARS that has been spread everywhere. Now, what SARS does is that if affects the respiratory tract and makes it difficult for us to breathe which causes the death. Initially, when this virus enters our body it stays there inside our body for 14 days and multiplies itself. It then goes inside your lungs and generates mucus in a huge quantity which blocks away the air sacs completely causing shortness in breath and eventually leading to death. This is the same thing that happens when you are affected by common cold or flu but the process is slow and you get enough time to treat and cure it. SARS can also be treated but one should have a stronger immune system to withstand it and get recovered. Also, if proper care and treatment is given to everyone, all of them can be saved. People who are generally getting recovered from this virus indicates that they have a healthy immune system because of which they can combat this virus.
Now, who are the ones for whom this virus is considered as a deadly virus? They are,
1. Infants and young teens - Due to weak yet developing immune system they do not have the strength to fight this virus which leads to death.
2. Senior citizens (age 60+) - Due to old age they hold a weaker immune system which makes this virus deadly for them.
3. People having medical conditions - Individuals who have medical conditions like diabetes (both types 1 & 2), kidney diseases, liver problems, heart diseases need to take immense care of themselves otherwise it can be fatal to them.
4. Victims of Lifestyle Diseases - People who are the owners of lifestyle diseases like obesity, heart problems, cardiovascular diseases, malnutrition, B.P. issues, hypertension, varicose veins etc. they all need to take good care of their health as they are more prone to get affected by corona virus. This virus can be fatal to these people as well.
So, to conclude, people with a bad health background which obviously leads to a poor & weak immune system and people those who have certain medical conditions as mentioned above are having more chances to get affected by Corona Virus and have a less recovery rate than people who have a stronger immune system.
On a final note, I would say that don't be afraid of this virus. Eat good food (nutrition rich food), exercise daily for minimum 30 minutes, drink plenty of water and keep yourself hydrated. All this will help you build a stronger immune system and no corona virus is going to affect you. Plus, take all the necessary precautions as being mentioned by the government especially while you are going out. The only reason why Corona Virus cases are increasing day by day is because people are NOT following the precautionary guidelines. This is the reason people are making false assumptions that the corona virus is a deadly virus but actually it is NOT.