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  • Coronavirus is everywhere.

  • Well it is in the news everywhere at least

  • It is continuing to spread across China and the world over, with reported cases as far

  • as Australia and the United States.

  • More than 60,000 people are now confirmed to have it, and over 1,300 people have died.

  • So how worried should we really be?

  • Has it spread to your country?

  • Was it really caused by this thing?

  • (insert pic of pangolin) Can it be contained?

  • What on earth is happening on that infected cruise ship?

  • And can you hold your breath from now until the 1 minute 30 mark of this video!?

  • Find out why at the end of the video.

  • So number update.

  • The current toll at the time of writing is 60,376 confirmed cases, with 1,369 deaths.

  • Deaths per day hit a current high on Wednesday 12th February with 255 deaths, all from China.

  • Outside of China only 2 deaths (NOW 3) have been reported overall.

  • Of the total amount of confirmed infections, nearly all have been diagnosed in China, with

  • just under 500 coming from other countries, the highest outside of Asia being Australia,

  • Germany and the USA.

  • The USA currently has 13 infected people.

  • One interesting development is a cruise ship quarantined off the coast of Japan with 3,700

  • passengers has the most cases of Coronavirus outside of China.

  • The Diamond princess has confirmed 174 people (now 219) have the virus with at least 20

  • of them being American.

  • The whole ship is quarantined off the coast of Yokohama for the time being, and it accounts

  • for a third of all new cases outside of China.

  • Lets bring an update on its origins.

  • The 2019 novel coronavirus has just been given its official name.

  • Drum roll please.

  • It is now officially called COVID-19 or corona virus disease 19.

  • It is part of a larger family of viruses also known as coronaviruses, that cause illness,

  • which could be in the form of a cold or more serious respiratory diseases.

  • The word corona in latin means crown and is used as the virus has crown like projections

  • on its protein shell that encases its genetic material.

  • Other coronaviruses include the SARS virus and MERS virus.

  • There has been a widely discredited theory about it being snake flu and also one conspiracy

  • theory from Russia's channel one linking it to Donald Trump, and US intelligence or

  • pharmaceutical companies.

  • But disregarding these 'bat crazy' theories the research is starting to point to this.

  • Coronaviruses are zoonotic, which means they spread between animals and humans.

  • SARS was spread by bats to Civet cats to humans and MERS from Dromedary camels to humans

  • Researchers in China have suggested that this Pokémon, Sandshrew, oops sorry, I mean this

  • scaly ant eating mammal, called a pangolin are the likely source of the new virus outbreak.

  • This cute looking thing is actually the most trafficked animal in the world unfortunately,

  • humans really are jerks ay.

  • They count for around 20% of illegal wildlife trade.

  • This is because in some parts of Asia their meat is considered a delicacy and in traditional

  • Chinese medicine Their scales, are thought to neutralize witchcraft and evil spirits,

  • and treat ailments such as skin diseases, menstrual disorders and arthritis, even though

  • their scales are made out keratin, just like human hair.

  • Chinese law states that people selling pangolins can be punished by 10 years or more in prison,

  • yet it still happens.

  • The virus's genetic sequence has been found in Pangolins and is 99% similar to that found

  • in humans.

  • It is thought that the original host of the virus is from bats, with the pangolin as a

  • carrier host that could of caught the virus If bat feces, a.k.a Guano, or saliva came

  • into contact with food that is consumed by a pangolin.

  • The virus emerged in the Chinese city of Wuhan and is thought to have spread to humans from

  • a seafood and wild animal market in the city, where many of the first humans became infected.

  • This could of been from Pangolin meat or excrement.

  • How it infects you Ok so how does it infect you?

  • The virus is concentrated in the respiratory route, or the nose and lungs.

  • A human with the virus can pass it on via droplets from sneezing, coughing or exhaling

  • just like the flu.

  • But unlike the flu there is no current vaccine.

  • How deadly is it really?

  • It is far from the 'apocalyptic impending doom for humanity unless we stop it now'

  • that mainstream news would make us believe.

  • It is serious yes, the 60,000 cases documented is probably far higher as people with minor

  • symptoms would not have been diagnosed, but with that the morality rate of 2% would go

  • down further.

  • To put it into context, the flu has a yearly morality rate of under 1% killing 400,000

  • people a year, and the SARS outbreak in 2002-2003 had a death rate of over 10% and killed 774

  • people.

  • Previous strains of the virus and similar viruses are more common in winter months and

  • it is hoped with warmer weather cases will also drop.

  • Symptoms Symptoms are akin to the cold and flu with

  • the most common beingFever

  • fatigue • A dry cough

  • Muscle painDifficulty breathing

  • In more severe cases, it can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, and kidney

  • failure.

  • People who are ending up in hospital are usually those with a lower immune system, generally

  • people over 40.

  • Most people's immune systems are strong enough to fight off the virus, but the people

  • dying are normally older and have underlying health problems that weakens their immune

  • system and unable to fight off the virus.

  • How it is treated There is no cure, just like the flu and rest,

  • hydration and over the counter painkillers is all you can do.

  • Precautions Standard infection preventions apply.

  • Regular hand washing, avoiding warm cuddles and close contact with anyone showing serious

  • symptoms.

  • A face mask is recommended in highly infected areas, and if you don't have one and someone

  • coughs, hold your breath and run away until your face turns purple……

  • So how long did you or can you hold your breath for then?

  • Really that long?

  • Well we just wanted to test you really, and we are ever so proud.

  • Go you.

  • Leave a comment with how long it was, winner gets a penguin in the post.

  • Make sure you Hit subscribe and the bell icon now, leave a like to get the video shown to

  • a wider audience, and thank you, science is beautiful, viruses and fake news are not.

  • Love you.

Coronavirus is everywhere.

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