COVID-19 News

COVID-19, caused by the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, is a highly contagious respiratory illness first identified in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. The disease can range from mild to severe, with symptoms including fever, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, and loss of taste or smell, and in severe cases, it can lead to pneumonia, acute respiratory distress syndrome, and death. COVID-19 spreads primarily through respiratory droplets and has led to a global pandemic, resulting in widespread morbidity, mortality, and significant disruptions to daily life, economies, and healthcare systems. Vaccines, public health measures such as masking and social distancing, and antiviral treatments have been critical in managing and mitigating the spread of the virus.