The COVID-19, commonly known as the Coronavirus is a deadly disease. It started in Wuhan, China. It has reached almost all over the world. According to the CDC COVID-19 is a pandemic and is spreading fast. The coronavirus has spread to the NBA according to CNN 3 people have gotten the coronavirus in the NBA. The NBA has suspended the league until further notice. Alongside the NBA the women's soccer was played with no crowd.
The World Health Organization says to always wash your hands after every meal, bathroom break, and after touching people. Just in case you should always wash your hands thoroughly for 20 seconds. According to the CDC the symptoms for coronavirus are fever, cough,shortness of breath and runny nose. There are more than 90,000 cases of the coronavirus and more than 3,000 deaths. Luckily there are more recoveries than deaths at 64,000 recoveries.
There are more than 80,000 cases of the COVID-19 in mainland China. And the 2nd most infected is Europe, with over 4,000 cases. But here in the US there are 1,701 cases with 40 deaths and 12 recoveries. CNN says that scientists use a formula for figure out if the virus spreads quickly or not. The formula is called R0 or R not. R0 is the determination in which one person can give the virus or bacteria to someone else. The average R0 for the flu is 1.2, for the SARS virus is astonishing 12 R0. But the coronavirus is 2.5 which means that the coronavirus can spread decently fast.
Story by Logan Gallas