Contrary to what mass mainstream media would have you assume, coronaviruses aren’t uncharted territory. In fact, human coronaviruses are responsible for 15-30% of common colds each year. COVID-19 is a new disease, caused be a novel (or new) coronavirus that has not previously been seen in humans. On February 11, 2020, the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses, charged with naming new viruses, named the novel coronavirus, first identified in Wuhan, China, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2, shortened to SARS-CoV-2.
As the name indicates, the virus is related to the SARS-associated coronavirus (SARS-CoV) that caused an outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in 2002-2003, however it is not the same virus.
Typically, the mortality statistic (approximately 2.3%) are based on people with other health issues such as heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, cancer, etc. Also included are people with immune compromising health issues.
There are some good preventatives to try and adhere to:
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