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What is Covid 19?
  1. The quarantines going on in China over the novel coronavirus COVID 19 are the largest in human history, and it’s not even close.

  2. COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 19) is the disease, and is caused by a virus called SARS-CoV-2

  3. Infectious Disease ER Doctor in NYC has to plead with government to test people for Covid 19 Coronavirus. CDC sent “contaminated” test kit and lost weeks worth of containment opportunity.

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  6. Coronavirus (COVID 19) came to humans from Pangolins. I think this is Karma for humans poaching and trafficking Pangolins.

  7. Only wear a mask if you are ill with COVID 19 symptoms (especially coughing) or looking after someone who may have COVID-19. Disposable face mask can only be used once. If you are not ill or looking after someone who is ill then you are wasting a mask. There is a world-wide shortage of masks, so WHO urges people to use masks wisely.

    WHO advises rational use of medical masks to avoid unnecessary wastage of precious resources and mis-use of masks (see Advice on the use of masks).

    The most effective ways to protect yourself and others against COVID-19 are to frequently clean your hands, cover your cough with the bend of elbow or tissue and maintain a distance of at least 1 meter (3 feet) from people who are coughing or sneezing.

  8. The “incubation period” means the time between catching the virus and beginning to have symptoms of the disease. Most estimates of the incubation period for COVID 19 range from 1-14 days, most commonly around five days. These estimates will be updated as more data become available.

  9. Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that are common in animals. Occasionally, people get infected with these viruses which may then spread to other people. For example, SARS-CoV was associated with civet cats and MERS-CoV is transmitted by dromedary camels. Possible animal sources of COVID 19 have not yet been confirmed.

    To protect yourself, such as when visiting live animal markets, avoid direct contact with animals and surfaces in contact with animals. Ensure good food safety practices at all times. Handle raw meat, milk or animal organs with care to avoid contamination of uncooked foods and avoid consuming raw or undercooked animal products.

  10. There is no evidence that companion animals or pets such as cats and dogs have been infected or could spread the virus that causes COVID 19.

Data charts about Covid 19

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A petition to close my high school due to COVID 19 got almost 100 signatures in one morning.

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Number of confirmed COVID 19 cases per 1000 people in all countries that have more than 20 confirmed cases, as of 07.03.2020. Data from Google and Gohkokhan.com

What are some fun facts about covid 19?

It is not certain how long the virus that causes COVID 19 survives on surfaces, but it seems to behave like other coronaviruses. Studies suggest that coronaviruses (including preliminary information on the COVID-19 virus) may persist on surfaces for a few hours or up to several days. This may vary under different conditions (e.g. type of surface, temperature or humidity of the environment).

If you think a surface may be infected, clean it with simple disinfectant to kill the virus and protect yourself and others. Clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water. Avoid touching your eyes, mouth, or nose.

The likelihood of an infected person contaminating commercial goods is low and the risk of catching the virus that causes COVID 19 from a package that has been moved, travelled, and exposed to different conditions and temperature is also low.

The following measures ARE NOT effective against COVID 19. They include smoking, wearing multiple masks, and taking antibiotics.

The risk depends on where you are - and more specifically, whether there is a COVID 19 outbreak unfolding there.

For most people in most locations the risk of catching COVID-19 is still low. However, there are now places around the world (cities or areas) where the disease is spreading. For people living in, or visiting, these areas the risk of catching COVID-19 is higher. Governments and health authorities are taking vigorous action every time a new case of COVID-19 is identified. Be sure to comply with any local restrictions on travel, movement or large gatherings. Cooperating with disease control efforts will reduce your risk of catching or spreading COVID-19.

COVID-19 outbreaks can be contained and transmission stopped, as has been shown in China and some other countries. Unfortunately, new outbreaks can emerge rapidly. It’s important to be aware of the situation where you are or intend to go. WHO publishes daily updates on the COVID-19 situation worldwide.

Illness due to COVID 19 infection is generally mild, especially for children and young adults. However, it can cause serious illness: about 1 in every 5 people who catch it need hospital care. It is therefore quite normal for people to worry about how the COVID-19 outbreak will affect them and their loved ones.

We can channel our concerns into actions to protect ourselves, our loved ones and our communities. First and foremost among these actions is regular and thorough hand-washing and good respiratory hygiene. Secondly, keep informed and follow the advice of the local health authorities including any restrictions put in place on travel, movement and gatherings.

To date, there is no vaccine and no specific antiviral medicine to prevent or treat COVID 19. However, those affected should receive care to relieve symptoms. People with serious illness should be hospitalized. Most patients recover thanks to supportive care.

Possible vaccines and some specific drug treatments are under investigation. They are being tested through clinical trials. WHO is coordinating efforts to develop vaccines and medicines to prevent and treat COVID-19.

The most effective ways to protect yourself and others against COVID-19 are to frequently clean your hands, cover your cough with the bend of elbow or tissue, and maintain a distance of at least 1 meter (3 feet) from people who are coughing or sneezing.

Some facts to remember when using masks for Covid 19. Remember, a mask should only be used by health workers, care takers, and individuals with respiratory symptoms, such as fever and cough. Before touching the mask, clean hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water. Take the mask and inspect it for tears or holes. Orient which side is the top side (where the metal strip is). Ensure the proper side of the mask faces outwards (the coloured side). Place the mask to your face. Pinch the metal strip or stiff edge of the mask so it moulds to the shape of your nose. Pull down the mask’s bottom so it covers your mouth and your chin. After use, take off the mask; remove the elastic loops from behind the ears while keeping the mask away from your face and clothes, to avoid touching potentially contaminated surfaces of the mask. Discard the mask in a closed bin immediately after use. Perform hand hygiene after touching or discarding the mask – Use alcohol-based hand rub or, if visibly soiled, wash your hands with soap and water.

This Covid 19 outbreak is evolving rapidly and the risk assessment is changing accordingly. ECDC is continuously assessing the risk for EU citizens and you can find the latest information in the daily updated ECDC risk assessment.

Covid 19 situation update for the EU/EEA, the UK, San Marino and Switzerland.

As of 11 March 2020, 17 430 cases have been reported in the EU/EEA and the UK: Italy (10 149), France (1 784), Spain (1 639), Germany (1 296), Netherlands (382), United Kingdom (373), Sweden (326), Norway (277), Belgium (267), Denmark (264), Austria (182), Greece (90), Iceland (70), Czech Republic (63), Portugal (41), Finland (40), Ireland (35), Slovenia (31), Romania (25), Poland (22), Croatia (13), Estonia (13), Hungary (12), Latvia (8), Luxembourg (7), Slovakia (7), Bulgaria (4), Malta (4), Lithuania (3), Cyprus (2) and Liechtenstein (1).

As of 11 March 2020, 711 deaths have been reported in the EU/EEA and the UK: Italy (631), Spain (35), France (33), United Kingdom (6), Netherlands (4) and Germany (2).

Covid 19 found in toilet paper?

The coronavirus has been found in the one place people never expected, toilet paper.

An estimated 6000 more people have contracted the virus in the United States tied to a contamination of toilet paper. Testing by Washington State Health department confirmed the COVID-19 virus particles were present in the samples they took from five separate packages of toilet paper from Big Box stores. The CDC said this strain of deadly virus “breeds rapidly in tissue fibers.”

The CDC is urging people to using a wet washcloth when cleaning themselves after using the bathroom instead of toilet paper.

You should be aware that Now8News is satire and fake news site. The claim that coronavirus can be found in toilet paper is false.

There are simple things you can do to help keep yourself and others healthy from Covid 19. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing; going to the bathroom; and before eating or preparing food. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. Stay home when you are sick. Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
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Some people are at increased risk of getting COVID 19.
People who have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19 or people who live in or have recently been in an area with ongoing spread are at an increased risk of exposure. CDC coronavirus facts.

You can help stop COVID 19 by knowing the signs and symptoms. They include Fever, Cough, and Shortness of breath. Seek medical advice if you develop symptoms and have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19 or live in or have recently traveled from an area with ongoing spread of COVID-19. Call ahead before you go to a doctor’s office or emergency room. Tell them about your recent travel and your symptoms.
CDC coronavirus facts.

There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease (COVID 19). CDC coronavirus facts.

There is no specific medicine to prevent or treat coronavirus disease (COVID 19). People may need supportive care to help them breathe.

Diseases can make anyone sick regardless of their race or ethnicity.
People of Asian descent, including Chinese Americans, are not more likely to get COVID 19 than any other American. Help stop fear by letting people know that being of Asian descent does not increase the chance of getting or spreading COVID-19. CDC coronavirus facts.

Someone who has completed quarantine for Covid 19 or has been released from isolation does not pose a risk of infection to other people. CDC coronavirus facts.

The most common symptoms of COVID 19 are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. Some patients may have aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhea. These symptoms are usually mild and begin gradually. Some people become infected but don’t develop any symptoms and don't feel unwell. Most people (about 80%) recover from the disease without needing special treatment. Around 1 out of every 6 people who gets COVID-19 becomes seriously ill and develops difficulty breathing. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like high blood pressure, heart problems or diabetes, are more likely to develop serious illness. People with fever, cough and difficulty breathing should seek medical attention.

People can catch COVID 19 from others who have the virus. The disease can spread from person to person through small droplets from the nose or mouth which are spread when a person with COVID-19 coughs or exhales. These droplets land on objects and surfaces around the person. Other people then catch COVID-19 by touching these objects or surfaces, then touching their eyes, nose or mouth. People can also catch COVID-19 if they breathe in droplets from a person with COVID-19 who coughs out or exhales droplets. This is why it is important to stay more than 1 meter (3 feet) away from a person who is sick.

The risk of catching COVID 19 from the feces of an infected person appears to be low. While initial investigations suggest the virus may be present in feces in some cases, spread through this route is not a main feature of the outbreak. WHO is assessing ongoing research on the ways COVID-19 is spread and will continue to share new findings. Because this is a risk, however, it is another reason to clean hands regularly, after using the bathroom and before eating.

Studies to date suggest that the virus that causes COVID 19 is mainly transmitted through contact with respiratory droplets rather than through the air. - fact check

The main way the disease spreads is through respiratory droplets expelled by someone who is coughing. The risk of catching COVID 19 from someone with no symptoms at all is very low. However, many people with COVID-19 experience only mild symptoms. This is particularly true at the early stages of the disease. It is therefore possible to catch COVID-19 from someone who has, for example, just a mild cough and does not feel ill. WHO is assessing ongoing research on the period of transmission of COVID-19 and will continue to share updated findings.

If your healthcare provider believes there is a need for a laboratory test for the virus that causes COVID 19, he/she will inform you of the procedure to follow and advise where and how the test can be performed.

While we are still learning about how COVID 19 affects people, older persons and persons with pre-existing medical conditions (such as high blood pressure, heart disease, lung disease, cancer or diabetes) appear to develop serious illness more often than others.

Antibiotics do not work against viruses, they only work on bacterial infections. COVID 19 is caused by a virus, so antibiotics do not work. Antibiotics should not be used as a means of prevention or treatment of COVID-19. They should only be used as directed by a physician to treat a bacterial infection.

Covid 19 infographics

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COVID 19 Daily Fatalities Reported By Hubei Province

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Popularity of the YouTube channel MedCram over the last few months, including the spike when they started covering the COVID 19 outbreak.