Information gathered Feb. 2020…
Experts say that COVID-19, a disease that is infecting humans for the first time, may have come from bats or snakes in Wuhan, China. There is a research facility down the road from a meat market that sells live and dead meat (animals) people consume. There is no conferred immunity from previous exposure or any current vaccinations. Now that it is transmitted everyone can potentially catch it airborne or by touching an infected surface and then touching your face with your hand. As of February 2020, the MRC Centre for Global Infectious Disease Analysis at Imperial College London, says the virus has an R0 of 1.5 to 3.5.
COVID-19 and severe acute respiratory syndrome, or SARS, are both caused by coronaviruses, a family of viruses that causes infections ranging from the common cold to severe respiratory illness. In China, the national health commission said there were more than 70,000 confirmed cases as of the end of Sunday 2/16/20 with 1,770 deaths. In addition, at least 447 cases have been confirmed in 24 other countries, according to the World Health Organization, including 15 infections in the U.S.
The World Health Organization Website
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention
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