Covid 19, or the Coronavirus is a part of coronaviruses and they are a group of viruses that cause diseases in mammals and birds. In humans, coronaviruses cause respiratory tract infections that are typically mild, such as the common cold, though rarer forms such as SARS, MERS, and COVID-19 can be lethal. Symptoms vary in other species: in chickens, they cause an upper respiratory tract disease, while in cows and pigs they cause diarrhea. There are yet to be vaccines or antiviral drugs to prevent or treat human coronavirus infections.
Now available through the efforts of the CDC and WHO and some amazing individuals, there are tools that allow people to instantly verify both the total number of cases along with the 10 day trailing average number of deaths. These numbers and data is updated throughout the day, as to keep these case numbers etc. up to date and accurate. Another great benefit is you are able to look up this same data for any country in the world & retrieve accurate case & sadly death tolls. Here's one by a 17 year old: https://ncov2019.live/data
The US has 4% of the population in the world, and 25% of the Covid-19 cases. Donald Trump has insisted the virus "snuck up on us," faulting China for failing to give "earlier notice." Earlier, when minimizing the risks posed by the disease, he said China's "very hard" work would protect Americans. Trump has coined the racist term the Kung Flu when referring to the virus while ignoring the death of American's. Rather than manage the pandemic in the United States, the country had become a model of what not to do. Per Trump "I don't take responsibility at all," he said of the administration's testing woes.
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In The News
NBC News reports"Sickened by COVID-19, low-wage workers lose jobs. Others are denied paid leave."
Science Magazine reports"From 'brain fog' to heart damage, COVID-19's lingering problems alarm scientists"
USA TODAY reports"'We're in for a bad and rocky ride:' Ex-WHO doctor who helped eradicate smallpox predicts COVID-19 turmoil for years"
CNN reports"19,000 more Americans could die from Covid-19 in the next 20 days, CDC composite forecast shows"