Coronavirus – Why is it so contagious?

So much has happened since my last blog (which was over a year ago), but this pandemic virus has brought practically the world to its knees!

Sooner or later, the REAL truth will come out as to the sudden and quick spread of this virus, which has been around since the 1960s, although this particular strain, COVID-19, of the virus is new.

Where did coronavirus originate

The coronavirus first originated in the 1960s as an infectious bronchitis in chickens where it then developed in two humans. Other coronaviruses are SARS-CoV in 2003 and MERS-CoV in 2012. Fast forward, this newest strain, COVID-19, began in Wuhan, China, first reported on December 31, 2019.

Is COVID-19 highly contagious

According to some articles I’ve read, it is not as contagious as the SARS virus. I’m no doctor and it does not take a rocket scientist to see how quickly COVID-19 has spread!!! This has been my burning question in my mind as to WHY is this virus so contagious? This virus is spreading like a wild fire…. literally! Countries literally closing for weeks at a time. This is why I said earlier that eventually, probably 10-20 years from now, the truth will come out because either someone is lying, trying to cover up something or there are a lot of scientists, clinicians, etc that wasted their years by going to medical school, because they have learned nothing!

Uncharted territory

As of this writing, the entire world has reached unchartered territory, times we’ve never seen before. So far this date, the virus has infected more than 150,000 people worldwide, and killed over 5,600. All we can do is take heed to the necessary precautions that have been placed to prevent ourselves from getting the virus. My hats and heart really goes out to ALL those working in healthcare who are working the front lines of this pandemic, ie., phlebotomists, nurses, aides, lab techs (having to do the testing of the virus) and all healthcare workers dealing directly with patients who do have the virus, as well as law enforcement having to deal with those who are panicking or just taking advantage of a very vulnerable situation. Instead of every man for himself, let’s try and care for one another and create ways to HELP those that ARE working the front lines of this virus.

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