Coronavirus in China: Everything You Need To Know

Coronavirus in China: Everything You Need To Know

[March 20 update]

The recent outbreak of the novel coronavirus has dominated the minds of the global community. In just four months following the first case on December 1st, 2019, over 110,000 other cases have been reported throughout the globe. With over 3,800 deaths, it is no wonder that coronavirus has filled up news broadcasts as the world clamors to hear how this epidemic will be handled. The outbreak could not have came at a worse time for the Chinese community; with only two months between the first case and Lunar New Year, the virus had the opportunity to quickly spread throughout China and then internationally as Wuhan citizens prepared to travel to celebrate the holiday. Unfortunately, millions had already left Wuhan before January 23rd when the government closed borders in an attempt to contain the outbreak. Now, the outbreak is a global phenomena with 108 territories reporting at least one case of the virus.

The symptom themselves resemble those of the flu. The virus first goes through an incubation period of one day to two weeks before symptoms manifest. At first, patients will experience fevers and a dry cough. Fatigue, shortness of breath, muscle pain, sore throats, and headaches are also common symptoms associated with the virus. In its later stages, patients will experience pneumonia and respiratory distress which could lead to death. Symptoms such as coughing and sneezing allow the virus to spread as others inhale respiratory droplets that contain the coronavirus. There are new treatments for COVID-19: Aralen Nederland kopen (Chloroquine) and Kaletra (Lopinavir / Ritonavir).

Yet, the lethality rate continues to hover around three percent. The most susceptible individuals being those with conflicting health conditions, the elderly, and young children. Health officials continue to urge practicing conventional hygienic measures, urging the world to wash their hands and avoid touching their face. Nonetheless, the virus continues to spread with global panic increasing alongside it.

Washington state remains one of the center points of the breakout in the United States. The first United States case confirmed as coronavirus originated in Snohomish County with over one hundred new cases reported since. The death toll has risen to 16. As a result, the city of Seattle urged residents to work from home if possible. Many public events have now closed. Schools have also shifted to online classrooms if possible. Shelves across western Washington’s supermarkets have been cleared out by those anticipating avoiding the public for the foreseeable future.

Unfortunately, the epidemic also sees a rise in xenophobia towards the East Asian community. The East Asian community sees lots of discrimination both implicitly and explicitly; while some East Asians face discrimination as the public attempts to avoid them, others have been explicitly called “diseased” and other terms implicating them in the spread of the virus. As a result, businesses ran by Asian-Americans have been empty of patrons, resulting in their financial ruin. Whether or not a vaccine is created soon, it seems that the virus has created irreparable damages to the global community and will never be forgotten.

[February 2 update]

What Is The Coronavirus, Is It A Threat

Unless you simply do not watch the news at all any more, then you have probably heard nothing else except for what is going on in China. The coronavirus is the illness of the month and all eyes are on Wuhan. But what is the coronavirus, does anyone reading this really know? and where did it come from exactly. I’d like to take some time to explain this to you as i know it currently so that you can better understand where all this concern is coming from.

How many are infected

Infecting roughly 7,000 people in China currently, the coronavirus seems to have started in the land of Wuhan from the seafood marked of all places. This happens to be a breeding ground for illegal animal trading such as birds, rabbits, bats, snakes, and the like. The interesting thing about the coronavirus is that it is surprisingly hard to actually pass from one human to another human. The coronavirus is actually much more adept at jumping from an animal to a human. This is what has led many people to believe that the virus likely started by people coming into contact with animals in this illegal trading post in Wuhan. Specifically the bats, as that is the highest resemblance that is currently known by comparison.

Corona Virus In America

It was actually thanks to a group of people known as virologists in the Wuhan Institute for Virology that noticed there was anywhere up to a ninety six percent match between the virus that is currently afflicting humans and those that come from bats.

What exactly is it

But after all of this, it does not really tell us anything about what the virus actually is and why everyone is so worried about it. I’ll leave it to you to make that decision after i try my best to explain it. You see coronaviruses are actually a large group of different viruses that, while they affect both humans and animals, seem to cause respiratory illnesses in humans that resemble anything from the common cold to something more serious. You may have even heard of a similar problem that China has faced in the past called the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome or SARS. This particular coronavirus came in the public light all the way back in 2002, and ended up being spread to over 25 countries accounting for nearly 8,000 known cases of the virus.

Symptoms

The fact is that the symptoms you experience from this particular strain are relatively mild. Most people report that they had symptoms that just seem to resemble the common cold in many cases. Runny noses, headaches, coughs and fever, but there are also several reports that this particular virus has caused more serious respiratory illnesses in humans that resemble pneumonia or bronchitis. Now this is nothing that a healthy body would not be able to fight off, but if you start getting to the people of advanced age who happen to have the misfortune of contracting the virus then it can become dangerous to those people in particular, which seems to be the case when you actually sit down and analyze the five deaths that have actually occurred from the virus.

Media influence

See the media loves a good headline even if it scares the crap out of an entire country, so five deaths was like a sick pile of gold to the, what they probably failed to mention time and time again was the four of those five people actually had underlying medications that made them extremely vulnerable to the virus and what it could do to them. Unfortunately this combination of bad luck did result in their deaths and that has been reason enough to cause concern. One of the bigger questions on peoples minds these days is whether or not the virus is being contained.

China during a breakout

Well inside of China it has actually been said that there are cases that have popped up in Beijing, Shanghai, and the Guangdong provinces. But outside of China there have been reported cases in Thailand at 14, then Hong Kong at eight, while the United States, Australia, and Macau have seen about 5 cases. There are others but you get the idea. People will travel and these things may go around, so be safe out there and go to your doctor if you begin to experience any respiratory problems just to be safe.

25 thoughts on “Coronavirus in China: Everything You Need To Know

  1. – A new respiratory virus first detected in the Chinese city of Wuhan has infected more than 4,500 Chinese citizens and claimed more than 100 . Global heath provider is trying to find the solutions against these deadly disease. cause respiratory symptoms that can be rather serious, there have been a few cases in which specialized types of coronavirus have caused death. if follow some diet and nutrition then we can keep heathy and safe from this virus.

  2. The mains street has been cut off by the government and no one can leave or enter the city. A hospital is being erected by the ocean and is being used solely for treating coronavirus patients.

  3. I personally have seen a lot of coverage in the media about the corona virus. I wonder to what extent the virus is worth taking any serious measures to prevent myself against, as some of the information I have seen only states that it is not a major illness. Other descriptions state that it is more serious, so I have been at the very least making sure to wash my hands more frequently to try and clean any germs after being in public or being around people who frequently are in public. My mother recently was taken to the emergency room, and I actually wondered if it had anything to do with the virus, however we were told it was just her potassium levels and they only kept her to stabilize her levels. I also considered that some of the well known viruses like West Nile and Bird Flu were big in the media, but that I never personally knew anyone who was diagnosed with either of them. I suppose that it all depends on location and how well you take your personal hygiene into account when dealing with others. I would not want to work in the healthcare industry to begin with, but especially in the cases like this and other outbreaks it just does not seem like an appealing career to me. I would imagine the families of people who work in healthcare are often worried about what might happen or what illnesses might be brought home from patients, regardless of what is going on worldwide.

  4. Although it does seem to be a serious outbreak, I feel as though the response has been somewhat disproportionate. Any time a new virus is documented it seems that there is a panic. The more conspiratorial part of my mind wonders if the media coverage isn’t in some part a distraction from other events occurring in the United States (such as those in Washington these last couple of weeks). By comparison, more than 8,000 have died of the seasonal flu virus during the last year.
    While important to address the outbreak, I think that the panic is a little excessive, especially considering that the reports have stated that it’s transmitted through bodily fluids and waste rather than airborne. With proper precaution, infection risk should be lowered satisfactory, and apart from those who are already compromised in their health treatment seems fairly routine for a cold or flu virus.

  5. I’m worried about the fact that China appears to be covering up the number of cases that might be occurring. The disease seems very virulent and as a result I suspect that it’s spread a lot further than suggested by the official numbers.

  6. China coronavirus Is a virus that has yet to be properly contained. It is important that if you have traveled to China and are suffering from respiratory issues, you reach out to your doctor immediately.

  7. According to the Centers for Disease Control, the coronavirus is contagious and has been passed between person to person. So far, there have been no reports of the infection being passed on to others in the United States. Instead all five confirmed cases of coronavirus have been in people who have recently visited China. Travelers should reconsider any trips to Wuhan China until this flu like virus can be contained. So far, there is no treatment for the coronavirus. To date, 131 people have died from the virus. Many more people have been infected by the virus and are currently ill. The source of the virus is a fish market in the city of Wuhan in China. The symptoms of the coronavirus are fever, fatigue, sore throat, dry cough and breathing difficulties. The fish market in Wuhan that was the suspected source of the virus is now shut down. The market had stalls that were selling snakes, marmots, poultry and bats. The market was a “wet” market. Wet markets sell “warm” meat, which is recently slaughtered animals.

  8. I think this is just another strain of disease like other coronaviruses, such as SARS. Eventually it will disappear and go dormant for a while. While it is a serious disease for someone with a weak immune system, most don’t have much to worry about. News media stirring panic and fear once again.

  9. I believe the virus is very powerful and could be misdiagnosed as something like the flu, pneumonia, or bronchitis. I honestly feel that the government created it to distract us from the possible war we are about to go to just as trying to impeach Donald Trump. Yes, it is definitely dead to humans and animals. But how do humans catch an unknown deadly virus from the animals? Exactly. The government just needs a distraction for everything Donald
    Trump has done to mess up this country. Everything comes from china!!! Why would China lie about the SARS virus and try to lie about the Coronavirus as well? To me it points in all directions to the government, they are just trying to create a distraction from all of the chaos going on in this small, crazy world. It all just makes sense in my head, why? Because the government has done this before!!!

  10. It must be difficult for everyone in China at the moment due to Coronavirus. There is a lot of conspiracies going around about the Chinese government not telling how many deaths there really are. It is truly scary for everyone.

  11. In my opinion, the corona virus is getting out of hand and the government is not taking extreme measures are they should. I believe that there is a cure but no one is telling us what it is. Instead they are making the American people concerned about their health, their food and essentials. It has brought everyone in fear of the sickness. I believe the American people will end up being in their homes for weeks and will be scared and look for a leader. It will bring families together but with concerns. I do think the sickness is real but there is a cure. I do not believe this was a sudden sickness. I believe this corona virus has been around for a long time. We are now knowing more about the virus due to the social media. If the media would cover all the real issues instead of how the markets are empty and stores closing, maybe we would get some insight about the world.

  12. I believe that people are overreacting about the coronavirus. We have lived through Y2k, H1N1, Ebola, Zika Virus, and the flu. We are causing worldwide panic over an illness that can easily be compared to the common cold or the flu. Schools have begun sending out plans if this becomes an epidemic to the point we need to close schools. I believe this will pass, just as all the other illnesses have in the last 20 years.

  13. Coronavirus also known as COVID19, one of the deadliest virus in the history of manking has taken many lives so far. It is still hard to fight with this. people in China are facing so many difficulties due to it. this virus spread mainly from person to person and even by object. Doctors are still struggling to find the cure for it. Coronaviruses are zoonotic, meaning they are transmitted between animals and people. Detailed investigations found that SARS-CoV was transmitted from civet cats to humans and MERS-CoV from dromedary camels to humans. Several known coronaviruses are circulating in animals that have not yet infected humans.

  14. A good idea for people that are bored is to see if the elderly need assistance in purchasing groceries and necessities. Since the elderly are one of the most vulnerable groups, they won’t be able to spend extended time in public during lockdown.

  15. In my opinion, we should brace ourselves for a worldwide pandemic. With the first case in California of someone who has had no known reason to catch it, I am worried that that is a sign of things to come. We know how quickly viruses spread through schools and communities and it will be too difficult to contain it.

  16. I’ve been following the coronavirus outbreak since it first hit the mainstream media. While it is a cause for concern, I think the media pushes it as a bigger danger than it really is. This, I assume, is to drive viewership in order to sell more ad spots. The truth is, you could do a lot more good for your health just making sure you get your flu shot. The flu kills more people in a week in the U.S than the coronavirus has killed so far, to date, globally. Make sure you don’t panic unnecessarily and don’t take everything the news tells you at face value. Think for yourself! All that being said, it is worth taking some precautions, especially given how contagious it has proved to be. Make sure to wash those hands, folks! If you come down with symptoms, stay at home! Stay healthy and stay safe! Good luck!

  17. I believe that the coronavirus is quite unfortunate but in a way it is acting as a diversion from something bigger that is going on in the world. I feel like it will disappear within time as the modern medicine keeps getting better. It is unfortunate people died though and i am lucky to not have encountered it yet

  18. People with COVID-19 generally develop signs and symptoms, including mild respiratory symptoms and fever, on an average of 5-6 days after infection (mean incubation period 5-6 days, range 1-14 days). Most people infected with COVID-19 virus have mild disease and recover.Coronavirus disease spreads primarily through contact with an infected person when they cough or sneeze. It also spreads when a person touches a surface or object that has the virus on it, then touches their eyes, nose, or mouth.At present, there is no evidence that companion animals/pets such as dogs or cats can be infected with the virus. However, it is always a good idea to wash your hands with soap and water after contact with pets.

  19. Coronaviruses were first discovered in the 1930s when an acute respiratory infection of domesticated chickens was shown to be caused by infectious bronchitis virus (IBV). In the 1940s, two more animal coronaviruses, mouse hepatitis virus (MHV) and transmissible gastroenteritis virus (TGEV), were isolated. Coronaviruses are a group of related viruses that cause diseases in mammals and birds. In humans, coronaviruses cause respiratory tract infections that can range from mild to lethal. Mild illnesses include some cases of the common cold (which has other possible causes, predominantly rhinoviruses), while more lethal varieties can cause SARS, MERS, and COVID-19. Symptoms in other species vary: 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.

    Coronaviruses constitute the subfamily Orthocoronavirinae, in the family Coronaviridae, order Nidovirales, and realm Riboviria. They are enveloped viruses with a positive-sense single-stranded RNA genome and a nucleocapsid of helical symmetry. The genome size of coronaviruses ranges from approximately 27 to 34 kilobases, the largest among known RNA viruses. The name coronavirus is derived from the Latin corona, meaning “crown” or “halo”, which refers to the characteristic appearance reminiscent of a solar corona around the virions (virus particles) when viewed under two-dimensional transmission electron microscopy, due to the surface being covered in club-shaped protein spikes

  20. The corona virus is extremely contagious and unfortunately can be spread by those with no symptoms. It’s sad but necessary to take such extraordinarily hard measures to protect loved ones in nursing homes, those most vulnerable. It spreads like wildfire under such circumstances, but the the residents in such places are also suffering terribly by missing their families.

  21. The corona virus is officially estimated to incubates between 2-14 days, but in some reported case, a 27 day incubation period has been reported, also there has been a 19 days incubation period reported too, but from a personal point my friends case was said to be incubated in 6 days.

  22. I feel that the battle against the epidemic of Coronavirus has become about everything except for COVID-19. We have people like Trump and Pence who are pushing hydroxychloroquine as a cure for the disease. This seems fine on the surface, but in actuality Trump has accepted money from one of the major providers of this drug in the past. We have politicians at each other’s throats, instead of helping others. People are hoarding and gouging the prices of necessities like face masks, toilet paper, and food. It’s upsetting that we aren’t looking to resolve the real issues at hand.

  23. covid19 is a virus which has spreaded in china.it is not a air brone virus but it is transmitted dieases. now it has spread all over the world. over lakh of people died due to covid19

  24. President Trump has recommended social distancing to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus until April 30. many state shave enacted more stringent stay at home orders.

  25. The covid-19 disease caused by the global coronavirus has recently been announced to be a state of emergency by the world health organisation. the disease was first discovered in December 2019 with the first case reported in Wuhan, china. the disease has been fast spreading since then and it is now in all parts of the world. the symptoms of the disease include fever, cough, pneumonia, body aches, headache and breathing difficulties. the old people and small children are the mostly affected by the disease. the virus takes about 14 days in the body before it starts acting and therefore we should practice mandatory quarantine to ourselves without being pushed by anybody. the disease is indiscriminative and therefore we have to follow the measures put by the government bearing in mind that prevention is better than cure.

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