As you likely already know, the 2020 coronavirus has hit the world incredibly hard. In response, we should keep ourselves as prepared as possible. The coronavirus, and its related disease COVID-19, appeared about four months ago in China, but has now spread throughout the world to 140 countries. Unfortunately, as a result, a multitude of myths and conspiracy theories have spread over the internet. Of course, the best tool to fight this disease is to keep yourself well-informed and know all the facts.
Read on to have all your coronavirus questions answered, like what exactly is it? Where did it come from? What’s the global impact? How can I prevent myself from catching the disease? Not only will we answer your questions, but we have plenty of tips on how to stay relaxed and occupied during a quarantine.
1. What Is A Coronavirus?
Understanding coronaviruses is the best place to begin getting a handle on the current pandemic. Coronaviruses are actually a group of viruses that can cause disease in animals. However, seven have managed to make the jump to humans, including the new virus, COVID-19. While most of them only cause cold-like symptoms, some can become much more severe, like SARS, another coronavirus. Below, you can see the first real picture of the virus, taken just weeks ago by Rocky Mountain Laboratories.
Like SARS, COVID-19 is a coronavirus that is dangerous to humans. Currently, the average mortality rate for the 2020 coronavirus varies between 0.7% and 3.4% depending on the location and national health care system. Next, its important to understand how this disease started…