Fear and coronavirus

Fear: An emotional response to a specific threat. When you look at the definition, it is seen that fear is an emotional reaction, and it is normal like emotions such as happiness and sadness. In the face of a real threat or stimulus that causes fear, people react in two ways: either flee or avoid. The behavior of avoiding unrealistic threats is not functional and may impair the functionality of the person by continuing to maintain their fears by preventing people from developing their thoughts that they are always safe. However, the behavior of fleeing in the face of a real threat is functional and can save the person from problems that may have negative consequences.

The coronavirus is a huge threat around the world, and unfortunately it has caused thousands of people to die. It has left serious psychological damage on people. It leaves heavy damage to both the economy and politics in every field. Well, at this time when the world has come, how should we develop behaviors against the coronavirus epidemic when both the medical sector and the technology are at an advanced level. We have to respond psychologically to a virus that is a serious threat. After taking the necessary precautions and measures, we should relax both myself and the people around us with a healthy psychology.

First, the symptoms of the coronavirus epidemic are as follows:

runny nose

Throat ache



Difficulty in breathing (in severe cases)

So what should we do when these symptoms occur?

by the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Turkey. Corona VirusAccording to the statement: Ministry of Health Communication Line (SABİM) “ALO 184 Corona Hotline”It was emphasized that this problem will be overcome with the strict measures taken.

Precautions to be taken against coronavirus:

14 Rules against Coronavirus from TR Ministry of Health;

1- Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

2- Keep a distance of at least 3-4 steps between you and people who show cold symptoms.

3- Cover the mouth and nose with a disposable tissue when coughing or sneezing. If no wipes are available, use the inside of the elbow.

4- Avoid close contact such as shaking hands or hugging.

5- Do not touch your eyes, mouth and nose with your hands.

6- Cancel or postpone your international travels.

7- Spend the first 14 days at home after returning from abroad.

8- Ventilate your environment frequently.

9- Wash your clothes at 60-90C with normal detergent.

10- Clean the surfaces you use frequently, such as door handles, faucets, sinks, with water and detergent every day.

11- If you have cold symptoms, do not contact the elderly and those with chronic diseases, do not go out without wearing a mask.

12- Do not share your personal items such as towels.

13- Drink plenty of fluids, eat a balanced diet, pay attention to your sleep patterns.

14- If you have a fever, cough and shortness of breath that do not go away, apply to a health institution by wearing a mask.

Do not forget to consult specialists in case of any symptoms after taking the necessary precautions…

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