*Map of affected areas, Updated March 15*
2019 Novel Coronavirus
Coronavirus disease is a new strain of virus, that was discovered in 2019 and has never been identified in humans ever before. The outbreak of the disease began out of Wuhan, China. Since then, the virus has spread extremely quickly from person to person through many different ways. As a consequence, this took the virus outside of China into the rest of the world. As a result, the virus continues to spread around the world and is unable to be contained, due to the fact that the virus is highly contagious.
Countries around the world have begun to take extreme measures to help contain the virus, and most importantly to try to flatten the curve to support the health care system. Common symptoms of the virus include; fever, cough, shortness of breath and other breathing difficulties. The symptoms can range from mild to severe and life threatening symptoms. There are many ways to prevent the spread of the virus; washing hands regularly, covering mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing. However, many individuals have opted into social distancing, or self-isolation by staying home and cutting non-essential outings and travel.
Some people still in need.
Through the difficult time this world is facing, it is important to remember that people are still in need. Without a doubt, the coronavirus is still considered extremely unknown. However, the effects of this virus has a bigger impact on lower income families. Their result of being exposed to the disease is larger, since they may not be able to fight with ease. Their families depend on their jobs, their income, and most importantly, their health to survive. These families often lack insurance that will help during difficult times, such as these. Which means that if infected, these individuals will not be able to afford proper care. In the same way, they will most likely continue to work even if they are experiencing symptoms; given that their life depends on it. Not only does this put them at risk, but it puts their families and communities at risk as well.
Donate to those in need
Given the situation, these people need all the help we can provide. It is important to continue to help any way we can, including through our donations. It is crucial to support our communities through this pandemic, as well as through the outcome that may occur after it. At the same time, this self-isolation and social distancing period gives us the time to go through our homes and get rid of items we may not need. Not only will this help your home become less cluttered but most importantly of all, your donations can help those most affected by this pandemic. Although the coronavirus does affect us all, it is important to consider those who are affected the most by it.