Coronaviruses (CoV) are the large lineage of viruses that accounts for illness with the symptoms ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and sometimes death. These are zoonotic, meaning they are transmitted between animals and people.
Frenzy in American Stores
Americans turned into maniacs over the weekend which resulted in them being held in long lines to stock up their resources such as face masks, durables, and other emergency materials after breaking news of the first US deaths because of the coronavirus and the wholesome spread of the virus in Washington state.
First reported death
It was reported On Saturday that a man in Washington state died after contracting COVID-19, the illness rooted by the new coronavirus, marking the first death in the US-led by the disease that is withering its way across the globe after originating in Wuhan, China. Health officials reported the death toll on Monday to six, with over 90 infected in the US.
The myth about the face masks
With the increasing global death toll crossing 3,000, multiple Americans have taken precautionary measures by piling up on nonperishable food ingredients and materials and emergency supplies for the backup of isolation or shortage in the supply chain. None of the US cities were under quarantine orders on Monday. One of the most popular items emptying off the shelves was face masks, which, despite their high demand, have been considered unnecessary for the public by the World Health Organization and will not provide any protection against the coronavirus.
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