Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll be aware that the coronavirus pandemic is wreaking havoc across the world – and things only seem to be getting worse.
With much of the states in lockdown, and people unable to work, President Trump has announced a payment plan for Americans.
Keep scrolling for all the details.
The deadly coronavirus, or COVID-19, as medical experts are referring to it, has taken our planet hostage, and is showing no signs of letting go anytime soon.
According to the World Health Organization, COVID-19 is a new strain of coronaviruses that had not been previously been identified in humans.
And common symptoms include fever, coughing, shortness of breath, and breathing difficulties.
And in patients who are elderly and have existing health issues, the virus can lead to pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure, and even death.
174,996, to be precise.
And, devastatingly, a staggering 6,687 more have been reported to have died from the illness.
And many have been asking the same thing – Where did this virus actually come from?
On December 31st, 2019, China alerted the World Health Organization of several flu-like cases in Wuhan.
Many different theories have been proposed, but it is now widely believed to have originated from the sale of meat from wild animals, especially bats, where the virus has been discovered in the past.
The virus was alarmingly quick to spread, with cases being reported as far away as Thailand just one week later.
Which was done in an attempt to combat the virus and enable countries to put in strict measures to prevent any further spread.
Because, fast forward 3 months, and nearly every major country in the world has been infected by the virus, with some of the worst affected being Japan, South Korea, Russia, Italy, Iran, and Spain.
And many have banned large and crowded events, and any travel to and from infected countries.
Leaving their streets completely deserted.
Our first case of COVID-19 was confirmed in Washington in late January after a citizen returned from a trip to China.
Since the first COVID-19 patient in Washington, there have been 4,094 more confirmed cases across the country and seventy-one deaths.
And, on Friday, President Trump declared a national emergency to combat the coronavirus pandemic, freeing up $50 billion in federal funding and promising a screening website and drive-by tests.
FYI… A pandemic is a disease that is spreading in multiple countries around the world at the same time.
Which prohibits any travel between the United States and any European country, including the United Kingdom and Ireland.
And many people have been descending into mass hysteria over the risks the virus brings with it.
People working in industries such as travel and dining have had their workplaces shut down die to the epidemic.
“These will be payments to small businesses, we’ve talked about loan guarantees to critical industries such as airlines and hotels, and we’ve also talked about a stimulus package to the American worker,” Mnuchin said today.
“We’re looking at sending checks to Americans immediately. Americans need cash now, the President wants to get cash now, I mean now, in the next few weeks.”
This is a breaking news story. More details will be added as they surface.