I’ve been getting a lot of questions about Covid-19 (Coronavirus disease 2019). Here is what you need to know.
Note that this article was completed on March 7, 2020. This overview is based on the current understanding of Covid-19 and advice from multiple pages on the CDC and WHO websites dedicated to Covid-19, published research (as well as this paper and this editorial), and New York State Department of Health. Given that our knowledge regarding Covid-19 is evolving rapidly, for up to date information, please refer to the WHO, CDC website, your local health authority, and your qualified healthcare provider, for most current information. This is not medical advice.
How severe is the illness from Coronavirus?
The complete clinical picture resulting from SARS-CoV-2, which is responsible for Covid-19 (coronavirus disease 2019), is not yet fully understood and is a topic of active investigation. We know that symptoms can range from mild to severe, and the illness can result in death. While information so far suggests that most Covid-19 illness is mild, a report from China published in New England Journal of Medicine suggests that serious illness occurred in 16% of confirmed cases.
Who are the high-risk populations for Covid-19?
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