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  1. Coronavirus US stimulus package will give single taxpayers will receive the full $1,200 with an income up to $75,000. The payment will be subject to a 5% phaseout, in which an $85,000 income will reduce the payment by $500, dropping it down to $700. At $99,000, the payment will completely disappear, as 5% of the $24,000 in excess income will bring the payment to zero.

    For married couples filing jointly, the full payment of $2,400 will be paid on combined incomes up to $150,000. The payments will similarly be phased out at a rate of 5% on incomes exceeding that threshold. It will completely disappear with a combined income of $198,000.

  2. It is recommended that people avoid touching their mouth, eyes, or nose unless they have thoroughly washed their hands, especially during cold season.

  3. In countries where MERS CoV was imported via travelers there have been no cases of secondary transmission reported.

  4. When SARS emerged in southern China it was discovered that the masked palm civets were carrying the virus but did not show symptoms in many cases. More than 10,000 masked palm civets were destroyed as a result.

  5. SARS was also found in animals such as ferret badgers, domestic cats, and raccoon dogs in southern China.

  6. It is also believed that coronaviruses can be spread by touching a contaminated surface and then touching your eyes, nose, or mouth.

  7. MERS CoV is a zoonotic virus which means it is transmitted mainly from animal to humans, and camels are believed to be the main source. Human to human transmission is believed to be a risk when people are in very close contact with an infected person.

  8. Children are more easily infected with a coronavirus.

  9. SARS-CoV results in symptoms such as fever, fatigue, headaches, diarrhea, cough, shortness of breath, and in severe cases an individual may experience respiratory distress or failure and require intensive care.

  10. When the SARS outbreak occurred people began to wear masks to help reduce the risk of infection due to coughing or sneezing.

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It is believed that coronaviruses are spread through sneezing and coughing and contact involving touching such as handshakes.

Up until the discovery of SARS there were only two known human coronaviruses - 229E and OC43. Since the discovery of SARS there have been three more discovered including HKU1, NL63, and MERS.

Once SARS-CoV appeared in southern China it also appeared in Toronto, Canada, Hanoi, Vietnam, Singapore, and Chinese Taipei. From there it continues to spread to other countries.

Reducing travel to areas during a SARS outbreak may help to minimize the spread of the virus.

Anyone at high risk for MERS CoV infection should avoid drinking raw camel milk, or eating undercooked camel meat, and should avoid contact with camels if possible.

The most common coronaviruses affecting people around the world are coronaviruses 229E, NL63, OC43, and HKU1. SARS and MERS are less common.

There are some experimental vaccines being developed to help combat SARS but none have been approved as of yet.

SARS is spread through human-to-human contact. It is believed that the most common method of transmission if via droplets that are projected during a sneeze or cough. Usually this is limited to about three feet.

When the possibility exists that an animal may be infected with MERS CoV its meat should be fully cooked.

MERS (Middle East respiratory syndrome) was identified in 2012 and by 2013 there were 124 cases identified in Saudi Arabia, resulting in 52 deaths. Another outbreak of MERS occurred in 2015 when an infected man traveled to four different hospitals in Seoul for treatment of symptoms.

It is also possible to reduce the risk of contracting a coronavirus by avoiding contact with people who are already showing symptoms of being ill.

Reducing the chances of contracting a coronavirus includes washing hands with soap and water frequently and after touching surfaces that might be contaminated.

Countries where MERS CoV has been identified in include Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Turkey, Indonesia, Austria, the United States, China, the Philippines, the United Arab Emirates, and several more.

SARS is a severe form of a coronavirus that can result in a death rate as high at 10% in those infected. The SARS outbreak in 2003 resulted in more than 8,000 infections and approximately 800 deaths worldwide.

An individual with SARS may develop pneumonia, and decreased blood lymphocytes.

Once an individual becomes sick with a coronavirus such as a cold, they should avoid close contact with others by staying home, covering their nose and mouth when sneezing and coughing, and disinfect surfaces after touching them.

People that visit places where animals that could carry the MERS CoV live should be sure to wash their hands after touching animals and avoid touching any animals that may be sick.

MERS CoV is more common in countries where camels are consumed for their meat or where their milk is consumed by humans.

It is also possible to acquire the SARS virus by touching a surface that has been contaminated by the droplets projected from a person with SARS. The person who touches a contaminated surface must then touch their eyes or nose or mouth to provide entry to the virus to the body.

The incubation period for SARS is approximately 2 to 10 days but it can last up to 13 days in some cases.

There is no known treatment or cure for MERS CoV. Treatment is based on the infected individual's symptoms.

Human coronaviruses are common and there is no specific treatment for them other than alleviating symptoms.

It is believed that everyone is infected with a coronavirus at one point in their life. Many people have more than one during their life.

The most common symptoms of coronaviruses include a cough, sore throat, fever, runny nose, and in some cases the symptoms develop into pneumonia.

In the 2003 SARS outbreak that affected more than 8,000 people, 9% of those infected died. Those who died were more commonly older, over the age of 50.

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