Coronavirus disease 2019, also known as COVID-19, is a viral disease that originated in Wuhan China. Symptoms include fever, shortness of breath, body aches, and cough. The case fatality rate worldwide up to the date of this article is 4.6%.
With all the hysteria regarding this new invasive virus, it is hard to know what is true and what is simply hysteria. So many things are closing, including schools, extracurricular activities, concerts, and sporting events. Products are running low in stores, such as toilet paper, canned goods, hand sanitizer, and cleaning supplies.
This is a story familiar to all of us during the winter. Frequency and duration can vary but at some point in time, everyone seems to get sick. Whether it’s a tickle in the throat, a mild headache, or just feeling run down, the common cold is very difficult to avoid.