COVID-19 is one of the most talked about subjects at the moment and there is no lack of applications about coronaviruses circulating in smartphone app stores.
On the closing day of this matter (12/03) the disease was classified as a pandemic. What does that mean?
To understand its meaning, we first need to understand what an outbreak is. The WHO classifies as an outbreak the sudden increase in cases in a specific location, such as a city.
If this outbreak recurs in other cities and states in a country, it will evolve into an epidemic. If this epidemic happens also in other places on the planet, this configures thepandemic. In other words, it is already official that the coronavirus is a risk in several countries, including Brazil.
In these settings, it is unfortunately common that panic prevails and more and more people are looking for information about the disease. In this case, searches for applications about coronavirus increase.
The problem that the search – often desperate – for information makes many end up believing the infamous fake news. That is, they end up receiving false information and spreading it, also causing a wave of misinformation.
Therefore, there are not many reliable sources about the disease. To help you better understand how to prevent coronavirus, let's talk a little more about the disease. We?ll also show you who?s susceptible to it and what you should and shouldn't do about the coronavirus apps you find.
Stay with us and don't forget to wash your hands!
What does the new Coronavrus?
The coronavirus has been around since the 1960s, but until then it was not so contagious. Although lethal, MERS and SARS were controlled and are no longer a concern today.
COVID-19 is a non-lethal form of the virus, but highly contagious. Airborne, just like flu, the "new" coronavirus has become a worldwide concern in recent weeks.
But who is susceptible to the coronavirus and may be at risk of dying from it? That's what we'll show in the next excerpt!