I am hearing just way too much information and conflicted data! So I decided to compile some good information from online and share it.
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Different parts of the country are seeing different levels of COVID-19 activity. The United States nationally is in the acceleration phase of the pandemic. The duration and severity of each pandemic phase can vary depending on the characteristics of the virus and the public health response.
- CDC and state and local public health laboratories are testing for the virus that causes COVID-19. View CDC’s Public Health Laboratory Testing map.
- All 50 states have reported cases of COVID-19 to CDC.
- U.S. COVID-19 cases include:
- Imported cases in travelers
- Cases among close contacts of a known case
- Community-acquired cases where the source of the infection is unknown.
- Most U.S. states are reporting some community spread of COVID-19.
- View latest case counts, deaths, and a map of states with reported cases.
In March 2020, the World Health Organization officially classified Covid-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, as a pandemic. That means the disease no longer constitutes just an outbreak or even an epidemic; the coronavirus has now spread around the world, and will continue to reach into other countries and communities. That’s in part because of how contagious the virus is. When you’re infected with the flu, it takes about two days before you start to show symptoms. But coronavirus symptoms take an average of five to six days to appear, so it’s easy to spread well before you notice that you’re feeling sick. Many people are spreading it while going about their daily lives as usual. The risk is that once coronavirus starts to spread in a community, about 20% of cases are severe and may require hospitalization.
As those cases multiply, hospitals can fill up quickly. And people with severe cases of COVID-19 who can’t receive proper medical attention are at a much higher risk of dying. Ideally, we would be able to stop the virus from spreading entirely. We can’t do that right now. What we can do is slow it down, so that the severe cases get spread out over a longer period of time, and hospitals are less likely to be overwhelmed on any given day. And that’s where each one of us comes in. The best way to slow down the spread is for everyone — healthy, sick, young, old — to limit social contact as much as possible, immediately. This is called social distancing, and it only works if enough of us do it. But if we do, it could mean the difference between the life and death of someone you know.
After being exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19, it can take as few as two and as many as 14 days for symptoms to develop. Cases range from mild to critical. The average timeline from the first symptom to recovery is about 17 days, but some cases are fatal. Here's what it looks like to develop COVID-19, day by day.
What is the coronavirus and what does it actually do in your body?
What can older adults do to reduce their risk of illness?
Older adults and people with chronic health conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease and lung ailments, are more likely than younger, healthier people to experience serious symptoms from the illness caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19).
In the U.S., that means more than 105 million Americans are at increased risk for complications if infected due to age or comorbidities, an analysis from the Kaiser Family Foundation shows.
Risk of death from the coronavirus also is higher in older adults, starting at age 60, Nancy Messonnier, an internist and director of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, said in AARP’s March 10 Coronavirus Information Tele-Town Hall. “And the risk increases with age,” she said.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued specific guidance for older adults and people who have chronic medical conditions.
In late 2019, a new strain of coronavirus was detected in humans. Within weeks, this novel virus spread from it's original location, Wuhan, China. But can COVID-19 be stopped? And if so, how? There are many issues when it comes to stopping a new virus, but detection, containment, medications, and vaccinations will all play a huge role in making sure this doesn't become a global pandemic.
Avoid crowds, rethink daily activities
The White House on Monday announced a 15-day plan to slow the spread of the coronavirus in the U.S. It’s centered on individuals avoiding groups of more than 10 people — a move that doubles down on previous recommendations that Americans need to distance themselves from one another.
Many states, cities and communities are taking social distancing recommendations seriously by temporarily shuttering bars and restaurants, closing schools and setting limits on the number of people who can gather in one place. Some areas of the U.S. are under shelter-in-place orders to keep crowds from spreading COVID-19.
The coronavirus, now known as COVID-19, originated in Wuhan, China, and has spread to at least 26 other countries. Syra Madad, the senior director of the NYC Health + Hospitals System-wide Special Pathogens Program, and Stephen Morse, a professor of epidemiology at Columbia University, debunked 13 of the most common myths about the coronavirus. They explained how packages from China won't make you sick and that getting COVID-19 is not a death sentence. They also debunked the idea that it affects only older people — anyone can get the coronavirus.
Limit exposure. That’s the best way to prevent the spread of COVID-19. This means staying home as much as you can and minimizing contact with others, especially crowds. Avoid all nonessential travel and consider meal pickup and delivery options as an alternative to dining out.
Health officials also advise taking everyday steps that can prevent the spread of respiratory viruses. Wash your hands often with soap and water (scrub for at least 20 seconds), and use alcohol-based hand sanitizer when soap is not an option. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands, and cover your coughs and sneezes.
Some other advice: Stay home when you are sick, keep a distance of at least six feet between you and others, and clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
Experts at Johns Hopkins University estimate more than 79,000 worldwide coronavirus patients have recovered from the disease. People recovering from coronavirus have called it "not even comparable" to the flu, and reported difficulty breathing as well as fevers. Dr. Tara Narula speaks with a handful of people recovering from coronavirus, including a woman who claims she had a fever so high it led to hallucinations.
You've been told a thousand times: wash your hands to stop the spread of COVID-19. But why does this work so well? It has to do with the way the soap molecules are able to absolutely demolish viruses, like the coronavirus. when you wash your hands with soap and water, you’re not just wiping viruses off your hands and sending them down the drain. You’re actually annihilating the viruses, rendering them harmless.
Random Virus Facts
- From the 1960s, the identification of CoV is under human pathogens.
- Coronaviruses in humans affect upper respiratory cells and gastrointestinal tract cells.
- Around ⅓ of common cold cases traces its causes to coronaviruses.
- Agricultural records showed that some CoVs also infected birds, cats, cattle, dogs, pigs, and rodents.
- As per investigations, civet cats appeared to have transmitted SARS-CoV to humans.
- Dromedary camels were the culprits of MERS-CoV transmission to humans.
- Usually, general symptoms surface 2-14 days post-exposure.
- To this date, vaccines for coronavirus protection are still not available
- The Coronavirus (CoV) is a large virus family with 7 known types.
- Coronavirus got its name from the Latin word corona which means ‘crown’ or ‘halo.’
- As a zoonotic virus, CoV can be transmitted among animals and people.
- Coronavirus infections are rampant in the fall or winter seasons.
- For now, the only treatment options for CoV patients are supportive care and symptom relief.
- A new strain called COVID-19, or previously known as Novel Coronavirus (nCoV) has just been recently found in humans.
- SARS-CoV, MERS-CoV, and COVID-19 are the human CoVs known to spread through contact from infected animals to humans.
- In March 2003, the SARS-CoV was officially diagnosed as a global threat.
- One known vital driver of SARS and MERS epidemiology is a nosocomial transmission.
I shot this video to share my experiences living with the Coronavirus (COVID-19). I discuss the symptoms I've experienced, the treatments that have helped with recovery and the process I've been enduring to keep my family safe. Thank you for all of your kind words and support during this event. Positive energy, and prayers will get us all through this and let's hope for the best outcome in the near future.
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So far I am but it is getting very hard NOT to get it! Even though the stores are closed and most stay home I see sick people out and about.
Updated March 31, 2020
COVID-19: U.S. at a Glance
- Total cases: 163,539
- Total deaths: 2,860
- Jurisdictions reporting cases: 55 (50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands)
This page will be updated daily. Numbers close out at 4 p.m. the day before reporting.
***On Saturday and Sunday, the numbers in COVID-19: U.S. at a Glance and the figure describing the cumulative total number of COVID-19 cases in the United States will be updated. These numbers are preliminary and have not been confirmed by state and territorial health departments. CDC will update weekend numbers the following Monday to reflect health department updates.***
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