Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a new virus.
COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus, is a highly contagious virus that has swept the globe and affected millions of people. The virus, which is caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, first emerged in Wuhan, China in December 2019 and has since spread to nearly every country in the world. As of August 2021, there have been over 200 million confirmed cases and over 4 million deaths worldwide.
The symptoms of COVID-19 can vary widely, but typically include fever, cough, shortness of breath, and loss of taste or smell. In some cases, people may experience more severe symptoms such as pneumonia, which can lead to hospitalization and even death.
The most effective way to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is through the use of personal protective measures such as wearing a mask, practicing social distancing, and washing hands frequently. In addition, many countries have implemented strict quarantine and travel restrictions to help slow the spread of the virus.
Vaccines have also been developed and authorized for emergency use to protect against COVID-19. These vaccines have undergone rigorous testing and have been shown to be safe and effective in preventing severe illness and death from COVID-19. As of August 2021, many countries have started vaccinating their population, and millions of people have received the vaccine worldwide.
Despite the efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19, the virus continues to have a significant impact on the global economy and society. Many businesses have closed, and millions of people have lost their jobs. Schools and universities have closed, and many people have been forced to learn remotely. The healthcare system has also been overwhelmed in many countries, leading to shortages of personal protective equipment and hospital beds.
The COVID-19 pandemic has also highlighted the importance of access to healthcare and highlighted the disparities in healthcare access around the world. Many countries have struggled to provide adequate testing and medical care to their citizens, particularly in low-income and marginalized communities.
Reliance Care And Support has been established in response to local community demand for culturally informed, and disability support services in the Victoria region.
Reliance Care and Support’s services include:
Individual and Group Community Participation activities, including supported shopping, medical appointments, sporting and recreational events, social activities, visiting or making new friends, travel and building confidence and social skills. Assistance with life stage transitions and skill development, including assistance with accommodation and tenancy obligations, as well as budgeting, mentoring, peer support, individual skill development, and decision making to support people to make transitions on their own terms and in a way that meets their goals and aspirations.