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NBC News' Janis Mackey Frayer reports on the
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6 months ago
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BBC Newsbeat's Kirsty Grant gets to the truth behind the Covid-19 pandemic, including where it came from, how to protect yourself from it and how it might affect us in the future.
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo holds a briefing on
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If we can slow the virus down, it could save hundreds of thousands of lives. Read more about the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic at http://vox.com/coronavirus In March 2020, the World Health Organization officially classified Covid-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, as a pandemic. That means the disease no longer constitutes just an outbreak or even an epidemic; the coronavirus has now spread around the world, and will continue to reach into other countries and communities. That’s in part because of how contagious the virus is. When you’re infected with the flu, it takes about two days before you start to show symptoms. But coronavirus symptoms take an average of five to six days to appear, so it’s easy to spread well before you notice that you’re feeling sick. Many people are spreading it while going about their daily lives as usual. The risk is that once coronavirus starts to spread in a community, about 20% of cases are severe and may require hospitalization. As those cases multiply, hospitals can fill up quickly. And people with severe cases of COVID-19 who can’t receive proper medical attention are at a much higher risk of dying. Ideally, we would be able to stop the virus from spreading entirely. We can’t do that right now. What we can do is slow it down, so that the severe cases get spread out over a longer period of time, and hospitals are less likely to be overwhelmed on any given day. And that’s where each one of us comes in. The best way to slow down the spread is for everyone — healthy, sick, young, old — to limit social contact as much as possible, immediately. This is called social distancing, and it only works if enough of us do it. But if we do, it could mean the difference between the life and death of someone you know. Read more on Vox: How social distancing and “flattening the curve” works: http://bit.ly/3aOlHM8 The math behind social distancing: http://bit.ly/3a78wG8 The rules of social distancing: http://bit.ly/2xDoZnb How does the coronavirus outbreak end? Your biggest questions answered: http://bit.ly/39YzlfG How has the coronavirus pandemic impacted your life? Share to help Vox’s reporting: http://bit.ly/2vBunqA
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Even though often used interchangeably, COVID-19
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The Coronavirus is spreading rapidly around the world. According to the CDC, the virus is spread primarily through "person-to-person" contact. But experts say touching contaminated surfaces can still pose a risk. If someone coughs or sneezes on their hand and then touches a doorknob or a faucet the virus could survive for up to 72 hours, according to the study. It's important to wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Avoid touching your face and use disinfecting wipes to clean frequently used surfaces like doorknobs and your phone.
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