What is COVID 19?

Garcia, Natalie, Guest Writer

COVID-19 was announced in late 2019, when a mysterious illness was reported in Wuhan, China.

The cause of the disease was soon confirmed as a new kind of corona virus in a family that ranged from the common cold to MERS corona virus, and SARs, corona virus. Stated NewScientist on April 14″ Common symptoms of COVID-19 include:

  • Fevers of 100.5 or higher
  • Cough or dry cough
  • Shortness of Breath and the infection has since spread my countries around the world and become a pandemic.

According to an article from Eric Cortellessa, “Americans suffer today is the result of measures that federal, state, and local governments have had to adapt to stem the spread of COVID-19 – from social distancing, social isolation, and closing of borders and business. Economic analysis can give us a rough estimate, and it suggests that America could have prevented at least 40% of these terrible costs and perhaps as much as 86% of the economy’s damage.”

Due to the pandemic the closure of colleges, and the other academic opportunity interrupts the teaching for college kids round the world; the closure also coincides with a key assessment period and lots of exams are postponed or maybe cancelled.

With all that’s going on it is highly recommended that you wear masks when going out for it and also discovers that it also transports through air. To keep hands from going anywhere near the face and constantly washing the hand to lower the rate of infection.

As of late April 2020 there have been 981,246 positive COVID-19 cases and 55,258 deaths in the United States. This can all be reduced if everyone kept 6 feet of distance and not going to big family reunions or any big gatherings. Cover any cough that you might have and if you think you’re infected contact your medical professional, isolate yourself, and keep from having contact with anyone else. Stay indoors and do not go out if not necessary.


Sources:

Cortellessa, Eric. “Here’s How Much Trump’s Mishandling of COVID-19 Will Cost the Economy.” Washington Monthly, 14 Apr. 2020, washingtonmonthly.com/2020/04/13/heres-how-much-trumps-mishandling-of-covid-will-cost-the-economy/.
“Covid-19.” New Scientist, www.newscientist.com/term/covid-19/.
“The Impact of COVID-19 on Education.” The Impact of COVID-19 on Education | VOX, CEPR Policy Portal, voxeu.org/article/impact-covid-19-education.