Coronavirus Outbreak Recap

Tyler Hayes 

We’re only three months into 2020 and it has been one of the deadliest years yet. According to an estimate at John Hopkins University, coronavirus, or COVID-19, has killed more than 6,400 worldwide. Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases. Coronavirus disease is a new strain that was discovered in 2019 and has not been previously identified in humans.
Coronaviruses are zoonotic, which means they are transmitted among creatures and individuals. Point by point examinations found that SARS-CoV was transmitted from civet felines to people and MERS-CoV from dromedary camels to people. A few known coronaviruses are coursing in creatures that have not yet tainted people. Several known coronaviruses are circulating in animals that have not yet infected humans. 
Signs of the virus consist of fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure, death or even no symptoms at all.
Due to this easily spread virus, states have gone into quarantine. Schools and universities have been closed down until further notice, Spring Break has either been extended or in some cases shut down, restaurants are limiting the amount of people to enter, the National Basketball Association has been suspended, concerts are cancelled, cities are having early curfew and the Met Gala has been postponed.

It gets worse. Big time celebrities have also tested positive for having the virus. This includes Tom Hanks and his wife Rita, Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell, actor Idris Elba, and a staff member from NBC’s “Today Show.” 

Standard suggestions to forestall contamination spread include customary hand washing, covering mouth and nose when hacking and wheezing, and completely cooking meat and eggs. Dodge close contact with anybody demonstrating indications of respiratory sickness, for example, hacking and sniffling.

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