Coronavirus first broke in the city of Wuhan, China in December 2019 and spread to the rest of the world. The disease was named COVID-19. The public health emergency was declared by the World Health Organization.
The coronavirus is not a single virus but a large group of viruses. All of them have a similar structure i.e., a genetic material inside the core made of lipid and protein spikes on it.
The SARS-CoV-2 is one of the coronaviruses that attacks humans and causes several respiratory diseases from mild to severe.
The disease is supposed to be spilled over from bats to humans. These kinds of diseases spread as a result of increased contact between animals and humans.
The coronavirus is transmitted from one person to another in the form of droplets. When a person coughs or sneezes, these droplets fall on another person or on any object from which it can be transmitted to others.
Earlier, the doctors found that people with strong immunity levels are less likely to get the disease and if they get, they are more likely to recover.
The hypothesis isn’t supported by any evidence. However, the most recent researches show that the accelerated immunity response can also lead to death.
No vaccine has been introduced yet. The scientists are continuously struggling with this new disease which has been spread all over the world leaving no country behind. The symptoms of the coronavirus may include mild to severe illness.
There have been 39,944,882 confirmed cases and 1,111,998 deaths on a global level according to the current report of WHO.
All we can do to save ourselves from the virus is to stop its transmission and this is only possible when we maintain social distancing and follow all the SOPs.