Today the World Health Organization (WHO) increased its COVID-19 (coronavirus ) risk assessment to “very high” as the number of confirmed cases outside of China grow. COVID-19 is responsible for the deaths of more than 2,800 individuals worldwide, most of which were in China. Globally, there are over 83,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19.
While the number of confirmed cases in the U.S. are currently less than 75, experts caution that more cases are possible. If the number of cases increase in the US, what precautions should you take at home and work? Could US schools be forced to close like in Japan? How will the supply chain of goods, including medicines, be impacted by COVID-19?
This weekend, learn more about COVID-19 by exploring the following:
- Yale Medicine: 5 Things Everyone Should Know About the Coronavirus Outbreak
- Johns Hopkins Medicine: Coronavirus Disease 2019 vs. the Flu
- Bridge: Michigan schools scramble to plan for a potential coronavirus outbreak
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), February 2020
- FDA Statement: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Supply Chain Update
- World Health Organization: Coronavirus Myths