The coronaviruses also called (CoV) would actually be a family of viruses that would normally attack the victim’s respiratory system. Depending on the type they may cause more or less severe and prolonged symptoms over time. There would be several strains of this virus. For example, the last one that would come from China, initially called 2019-nCoV and later renamed SARS-CoV-2. Other examples would be MERS for example. The name coronavirus would have been due more to the form.
This type of virus would be very common in many animal species and in some cases would have mutated to infect humans. When we talk about new coronavirus then we would refer to a new strain of this virus that had never been identified in humans. The strains of coronavirus that would attack humans and would be identified should be 229E, NL63, OC43, HKU1, MERS-CoV, SARS-CoV and 2019-nCoV.
It is important to specify that this article was not written by professionals in the field. It’s a collection of information that we’ve found around so that it can be more convenient for all readers to get as general an idea as possible. We do not have doctors or professionals who can answer your questions and therefore we very strongly invite you to ask professionals in the field that are currently definitely the most reliable source of information. Keep in mind that at present, hysterical behaviour and conspiracy, whether mass or individual, can only make the situation worse.
Coronavirus update of January 9, 2020
The World Health Organization (WHO) said that the Chinese authorities had identified a new strain of coronavirus and that this would never have been observed before in humans. The Chinese authorities also stated that there were cases compatible with Coronavirus symptoms as early as December 31, 2019.
Such cases would be confined to the city of Wuhan located in the central area of China. There is no cure and confusing and inaccurate news is read on the various news sites. The media are beginning to divide between those who say it is a serious infection and those who believe it is a common cold. Many conspiracy blogs begin to lay out their theories about it.
Coronavirus update of January 23, 2020
It has already been several days since this coronavirus has been spoken of by China and precisely in Hubei province in the city of Wuhan, where the first victims are already counted.
For now, the Chinese government is saying that the victims of coronavirus would be 17, while the infected would be 571, but these data according to some should be taken with the benefit of inventory because the Chinese government has always been very closed with the rest of the world in health, and according to some sources the coronavirus was already more widespread than the Chinese would admit. In fact, one can also think of an underestimation by Beijing, which in 2002 did not immediately reveal the Sars epidemic that killed almost 800 people.
However, cases are multiplying and also coming out of China’s borders. There are reports of cases in Japan, South Korea and Thailand.
In the meantime, very targeted precautionary measures are being put in place at airports to prevent some suspicious cases from landing in the rest of the world.
And this morning the last people to leave Wuhan, as air traffic was blocked and trains and buses also landed at Leonardo da Vinci airport in Fiumicino, Rome. 202 passengers disembarked at 4.50 this morning, including 2 Italians who were in the Chinese province for work.
All were checked both on board and just got off, monitoring body temperature and controlling other symptoms. Both passengers and crew were equipped with masks that they wore until they landed on the ground. A Red Cross unit with medical staff and an infectious risk biocontainment chamber monitored the health of each passenger and crew, also filling out a card indicating destination and route, in case the disease develops later after the incubation phase.
The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control reported that the risk to Europe of imports of coronavirus cases has risen from low to moderate level. The Ministry of Health meanwhile says that there is no alarm in Italy and that the situation is constantly monitored.
It is important that you do not create psychosis with unnecessary runs in the emergency room for normal flu symptoms. GPs have already been alerted and will have all the information they need so that the population can be quiet, especially considering that the seasonal flu is also reaching its peak here.
Coronavirus update of January 31, 2020
As the number of people infected would have increased at a fairly worrying rate, many people are starting to feel the news and therefore take xenophobic attitudes towards the Chinese. At the moment we have no reports of incidents of physical violence due to mass hysteria caused by the spread of the virus.
On the communication platforms and group chats begin to shoot videos of all kinds and begin to collect the first testimonies of foreign residents or returning from China. Some say that the control protocols put in place at airports would not be sufficient to contain the virus.
Coronavirus update of February 8, 2020
35 cases of coronavirus in Europe were confirmed, or 14 in Germany, 11 in France, 3 in Italy and 3 in the UK. Belgium, Finland, Spain and Sweden are stuck at one case.
Coronavirus update of February 12, 2020
A study made available at https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(20)30360-3/fulltext would state that there would be no intrauterine infection and no transmission of disease to the fetus in the nine women with coronavirus sars-cov-2 in the latter part of pregnancy. In fact this would be not unusual behavior as there are natural barriers that would often protect the fetus from certain types of infection.
Coronavirus update of February 14, 2020
Some news outlets would argue that tensions between the United States of America and China are increasing politically. The China National Biotec Group would argue that antibodies within the blood plasma of people cured of the virus could help treat the infection. For this reason, the latter would spur people cured of this virus to donate plasma. Experiments would be carried out on some subjects that would have improved within 24 hours.
Coronavirus update of February 15, 2020
In France the first patient dies, it is an 80-year-old Chinese tourist, observing in the same hospital his daughter. The first confirmed case of virus positivity was established in Africa by the Egyptian Ministry of Health. The man would be in solitary confinement with all the people with whom he came into contact. The fact that Africa would not have the tools to deal with a possible epidemic would cause concern.
In the Diamond Princess cruiser, anchored at the port of Yokohama, 285 cases of virus positivity would be confirmed. All non-U.S. passengers would be confined to the cabin. The United States would declare charter flights to repatriate compatriots who pass the coronavirus controls.
The Chinese authorities would not be concerned about the economic repercussions that the situation could cause even though tons of Chinese goods are stuck in ports. It is estimated that about a third of the merchandise flows will be cancelled.
Apparently the virus would be much more contagious than initially thought. The DIRECTOR-General of the WHO would declare that the coronavirus would be: “More deadly and harmful than terrorism.”
Coronavirus update of February 16, 2020
The number of coronavirus infected in China would be growing, in this nation alone there would be about 3600 deaths and almost 70,000 people infected. A further 70 positive cases were confirmed on the Diamond Princess ship still anchored at Yokohama Harbour. The Italian boy who returned to Italy with special air containment transport, would have tested negative for the virus.
Emergency measures taken by China to limit contagion would be increasingly stringent. Very strict laws would have been put in place by the Chinese central bank that would quarantine some banknotes.