Coronavirus: What You Need To Know

Eli Bernstein

As of February Fifth, the Coronavirus has killed 492 people worldwide. 60 million people
are still under lockdown in China, and the disease has also reached Australia, Belgium,
Cambodia, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Nepal, The
Philippines, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, United
Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, the United States, and Vietnam.
Coronavirus is a respiratory disease. While coronaviruses aren’t reason for alarm
(they’re the reason behind the common cold.) There are three strains that have developed the
last twenty years, including this most recent strain which is causing serious illness, respiratory
issues, respiratory failure, and even death. The World Health Organization announced it is now
a public health emergency of international concern due to the rate it is spreading.
Coronavirus has the potential to hit China’s economy harder than the SARS epidemic in
2003. Since then, China’s economy has evolved into an important part of the global economy.
Since the outbreak of the Coronavirus, Apple, Starbucks, Ikea have closed stores. Malls are
deserted, factories are closing, and airlines are cancelling flights to China.
Ways to avoid contracting the disease is to wash your hands, don’t touch your face, and
avoid people coughing or sneezing. This is a respiratory disease, be careful. Although the risk of
contracting the disease in the United States is low, there is still a chance. Stay clean.