As of February 29th sixty countries have confirmed 19 or more coronavirus cases. As Donald Trump puts tighter travel restrictions on countries like Iran and Italy – a quick pivot from accusing the now global virus of being a Democratic hoax – the secrecy of the virus continues. Mike pence has been put in charge of over seeing the CDC who’s been in contact with the countries mentioned, causing a rift within the communication channel flowing from White House to citizens.
The definitive cause of the virus is unknown but is said to be similarly related to the SARS-associated coronavirus (SARS-CoV) that caused an outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in 2002-2003, however it is not the same virus.
In 2002 and July 2003, an outbreak of SARS in southern China caused an eventual 8,098 cases, resulting in 774 deaths reported in 17 countries (9.6% fatality rate), with the majority of cases in mainland China and Hong Kong.
The most recent revolution from the global virus has been news of the first known contractor in the United Sates, who had made no contact from an already infected channel being quarantined.
Donald Trumps press release concerning the virus started with Tim Cook – referencing the halting of operations located in China. 15% of Apples global revenue comes from this region, which could help set the minds of Wall Street at ease – as the stock markets continue their biggest drop since the 2008 recession. China has begun spraying entire cities with disinfectant to combat the spread of the virus, and as it seems Tim Cook could just be looking out for his own stocks holders, with Washington reporting a death from its two citizens infected. While only two people were known to have contracted COVID-19 a mortality rate of 50% within a small area is something to be concerned about.
Simply being, the fatality rate at this point is a randomized plot of data points because
the conjunction of efforts to contain the corona virus has been absent. It is said officials tasked with handling the virus were undertrained, raising questions about the success of certain areas containing the virus as opposed to others. If training and communication are lacking within parts of the country could the health cares system itself be at fault for containing said virus – or is it simply the White House’s ability to not take COVID-19 seriously. In many cases its both, but thats a conversation for the broken health care system.
If you or someone you know thinks that they have contracted the coronavirus it is important that you locate to the closest emergency room possible so that the specific testing can be done to ensure that the virus does not spread or if it is even the virus at all. For frequently asked questions concerning the coronavirus you should reference the CDC’s page on the matter.
Many of the first symptoms of the virus start with things related to the common cold and can appear 2-14 days after contracting COVID-19. Although the most at risk are ones who have traveled to contaminated areas recently – with a known case of COVID-19 coming about without contact from a quarantine zone – getting checked by a physician if certain symptoms arise is suggested.
- Shortness of breath
- Corona Beer is not associated with risks pertaining to the coronavirus