Beginning somewhere around in December 2019, the novel Corona virus took only 30 days to spread from Wuhan, the capital of Hubei province, in China to the entire country. Declared as a pandemic by WHO, the virus has rapidly infected people across the globe. Also known as COVID-19, the virus’s rate of growth has put countries in lockdown, halted the world economy, and messed up the healthcare systems all over the world.
COVID-19 is a new strain of the coronavirus. The CDC, WHO, medical experts, researchers, and everyone, in general, are still learning about the impact of the virus. The worrisome part is that there is currently no treatment or vaccine to protect against COVID-19 infection. All we know is that social distancing is the only way to prevent further spreading of the virus. This is why all the advisories from the CDC, WHO, and governments across the world are recommending everyone to stay at home and practice social isolation. The only way right now to prevent the rise of COVID-19 cases is by flattening the curve.
Not too keen about socially isolating yourself? Here’s what you need to know. Even if you do not experience COVID-19 symptoms, you might be a carrier of the virus. Or worse, you could be a super-spreader. No, this does not mean you’re like Superman, and you most definitely should not be proud of this label. You know why? Coz you would be putting a lot of vulnerable people at risk.
Who are these people that are more susceptible to this virus if we refuse to practice social isolation you ask? Based on the information available to medical experts right now, here are those who might be most affected by the virus.