Please read the following texts about the personal health and systemic risks (i.e., risks for the society and economy) of the coronavirus disease carefully. The texts are extracts from two newspaper articles that were recently published in the New York Times and by CNN.

The first newspaper article (New York Times) is about the systemic risks of Coronavirus.

[…] The coronavirus is thought to be much more dangerous for people over age 70 or with existing health conditions such as diabetes.

[…] But because the coronavirus spreads widely and quickly, it can overwhelm local health systems in a way that the flu does not.

[…] But the disease’s spread, along with measures to contain it, is also bringing disruptions that even the worst flu does not. Economic slowdowns, supply chain disruptions, school closures, public transit restrictions and mandatory work-from-home policies all exact tolls, whether you get sick or not.

Source: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/05/world/coronavirus-interpreter.html


The second newspaper article (CNN health) is about the risks for your health of Coronavirus.

[…] The novel coronavirus is now a "public health emergency of international concern," killing more than 3,000 people and infecting more than 88,000 worldwide.

[…] Fever, cough, runny nose, sore throat and trouble breathing are some of the most common symptoms of the novel coronavirus. "It can be more severe for some persons and can lead to pneumonia or breathing difficulties," the World Health Organization says.

 […] There are many kinds of coronaviruses, including some that cause the common cold. But this deadly strain is called a "novel" coronavirus because it has not previously been identified in humans.

Source: https://edition.cnn.com/2020/02/16/health/coronavirus-how-to-protect-yourself-trnd/index.html


Please carefully read the following Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advices for the public from the World Health Organization (WHO).

The advices are helpful to protect yourself and others from getting sick.

3HandwashHandrub  4CoverYourMouth

Source: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public

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