Even the common cold is caused due to Corona Virus. The name Corona is given to a family of viruses. There are different types of viruses which is part of this family, and the one which started its outbreak in China is the latest one and is spreading throughout the world at an alarming rate. The new virus is named “Novel coronavirus(2019-nCoV)”. Scientists say that, like any other virus, this one may also be transmitted via an animal to human, and then human to human. The primary source of the virus is yet to be identified, but as of now, the blame is either on snakes or bats which carries Corona Viruses.
Incubation period of Corona Virus is 2-11 days. Symptoms starts showing after a few days of infection and are so common that these cannot be easily identified as the new virus which is at large. Mortality rate is 2%, which means if you are infected with Corona, there is a 98% chance that you will be recovered with 100% health. Even for the 2% death toll, their immune system was rigged either by their lifestyle or by any previous medical conditions. Corona Virus is highly contagious, which means it’s less dangerous. Death rate for any highly contagious virus is very low, take a look at chicken pox for example.
As of now, there is no vaccine against the new Corona Virus. Experts say it will take another year to come up with a cure to export to the whole world. Methods of prevention is the same precautions you take for any common flu. WHO recommends to use hand sanitizers and use handkerchiefs and to keep yourselves always healthy. Masks are not going to work to prevent, but anyone who feels sick should use it to avoid spreading. Your immune system will take care of the virus as it does with any other virus.
Conclusion: Don’t fall for any fake WhatsApp University or the Hullabaloo of the Media. The virus is not going to kill you, even if you wanted it to, unless you have a poor immune system.