There are many novel Coronaviruses, but the SARS-CoV-2 originiating in China as early as last August is taking the cake for one of the most viral infections to hit the world. I believe a Pandemic is soon coming.

Who will be infected?

The new Coronavirus notably called corona for it's crown like structure, is an upper respiratory infection that begins in the lungs and gradually makes it's way to the lungs. It seems that mostly the old take this viral fatally, while many middle aged people see permanent lung damage from it.

The issue with respiratory viruses is how easily they spread. The coronavirus spreads via droplets like from sneezing, coughing, or from touching somewhere. Researches believe it can likely be transmitted to you simply by breathing near an infected person. The research on this isn't clear but data coming from cruise ships points that some people got sick possible from breathing the air coming through the vents that was infected from the exhilations of passengers in different rooms. When illnesses like this spring up, it is extremely important to isolate the cases and quarantine them to stomp it out.

This novel coronavirus seems like it can not be stopped and I would not be suprised if it blew into a full blown pandemic, as reports have come out suggesting it has already spread to other countries. Additionally, as testing is not sufficient right now, it is impossible to find out how many people really are spreading the illness.

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