Covid Awareness Messages
Tribute to Defense Line
Pakvoter pays rich tribute to our first defense line (Police, Army and Rangers) and ultimate defense line (doctor and paramedical staff) that have been at the forefront of the fight against the coronavirus, which has infected hundreds of thousand people globally. Pakvoter acknowledges the contributions; and demands standard safety arrangements for security and medical staff.
COVID-19, a global pandemic outbreak posed unprecedented and extraordinary challenges to the people and dwindling economy of Pakistan. The magnitude of these challenges is so big that government alone cannot tackle these threats created by the Corona pandemic. Pakvoter believes that this is the time when all of us including private sector, non-government organizations, philanthropists and communities should come together in supporting government in every possible way to respond to this global catastrophe.
50% of population shares only 15 % of representation in COVID Response!!
To implement the National Action Plan for COVID-19 disease, a number of committees have been set up by government of Pakistan. These committees are responsible for the health security surveillance, detection and prevention mechanism. However, it is concerning that these committees are dominated by men with negligible representation from women.
Incorporating women’s voices and knowledge could be empowering and improve outbreak preparedness and response. Despite the WHO Executive Board recognizing the need to include women in decision making for outbreak preparedness and response, there is inadequate women’s representation in national COVID-19 policy spaces.
|Committee||Male Members||Women Members
|Emergency Core Committee for COVID-19||15||1|
|Committee of Scientific Taskforce on Covid-19||6||1|
|Control Room Balochistan||9||0|
|Response Committee ICT||68||5|
|Response Committee Punjab||62||7|
|Response Committee Sindh||9||1|
|Response Committee KP||52||1|
|Response Committee Balochistan||62||1|
The spread of the corona virus accompanies with it the spread of several myths. This is bound to happen in today’s information age where people not only consume but also produce immense amounts of information and also misinformation. WHO has clarified on several myths mentioned below that no longer holds true.
|A vaccine to cure COVID-19 is available.||There are currently no drugs licensed for the treatment or prevention of COVID-19|
|Eating garlic can help prevent infection with the new coronavirus.||There is no evidence from the current outbreak that eating garlic has protected people from the new coronavirus.|
|The new coronavirus affect older people only.||People of all ages can be infected by the new coronavirus. Older people, and people with pre-existing medical conditions (such as asthma, diabetes, and heart disease) appear to be more vulnerable to becoming severely ill with the virus.|
|Antibiotics effective in preventing and treating the new coronavirus.||Antibiotics do not work against viruses, only bacteria. The new coronavirus is a virus and, therefore, antibiotics should not be used as a means of prevention or treatment.|
|COVID-19 transmits through houseflies.||To date, there is no evidence or information to suggest that the COVID-19 virus transmitted through houseflies. The virus that cause COVID-19 spreads primarily through droplets generated when an infected person coughs, sneezes or speaks. You can also become infected by touching a contaminated surface and then touching your eyes, nose or mouth before washing your hands.|
|Spraying and introducing bleach or another disinfectant into your body will protect you against COVID-19.||Spraying and introducing bleach or another disinfectant into your body WILL NOT protect you against COVID-19 and can be dangerous
These substances can be poisonous if ingested and cause irritation and damage to your skin and eyes.
|5G mobile networks spread COVID-19.||Viruses cannot travel on radio waves/mobile networks. COVID-19 is spreading in many countries that do not have 5G mobile networks.|
|The new coronavirus transmits through mosquito bites.||The new coronavirus cannot be transmitted through mosquito bites.|