The novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 which causes COVID-19 has taken over the news. For adults, the news is frightening. For children, it can be terrifying and may leave real scars. Parents can ease kids’ fears and help them cope with this pandemic, if they have the tools.
Medical and public health experts have estimated that over 90% of Americans will be exposed to the COVID-19 coronavirus. Estimates of infection run as high as 98 million Americans. How many of them will die? What are the risk factors and who should be concerned?
COVID-19 has been in the news since early December, but we still have important questions unanswered. How long can it survive on surfaces? How is it really transmitted? How long does it take for symptoms to begin after infection? Johns Hopkins University seems to have answered the last one.
The novel coronavirus designated COVID-19 is quickly becoming a worldwide health emergency. Part of the challenge of containing the virus is in the diagnostic process. Diagnosing patients early enough to prevent them from spreading the virus further has been the issue. A commonly used medical test may be the “secret weapon” in this battle.
The COVID-19 Coronavirus is making news right now. The outbreak is spreading and is being felt physically, socially and financially across the globe. Authorities are working feverishly to stop the spread. But is one of the most fundamental disease prevention habits the real key to stopping the outbreak?