Corona Virus Outbreak
The Corona Virus has taken the world by storm. It is spreading like wildfire with no cure in sight. In the U.S more than 2.3 million Americans now have the disease. Over 400,000 have died from the illness. Health officials are struggling to get the disease under control. Everyday new cases are confirmed. The virus is truly an epidemic of mass proportions. Here is a look at the virus and how it is greatly affecting Americans and other nations.
Where it Started
The first known cases of the corona virus was first detected in China. More than 200 thousand cases have been confirmed in that region of the world. Since its first detection, the virus has spread to over a hundred nations. The United states have become the hardest hit nation with the most cases of the illness. People are becoming sick and dying of the virus in extremely large numbers. African Americans are the most affected in the United States. Sixty percent of the deaths have been black Americans. In Europe, the numbers keep rising. Italy is one of the hardest hit European nations with tens of thousands of cases being reported periodically. In Spain more than fifteen thousand people have died. China has shown significant progress with a drop in new cases. It has closed its boarders to foreigners.
Affects On Americans
The economy is slowly trying to recover from the epidemic. Many businesses was force to close due to the disease. It has left millions of Americans out of work and filling for unemployment benefits. The house and Senate tried to boost the economy with a relief package but it has not worked in quelling job loss and poverty numbers.
The new norm have becoming wearing face masks in public and practising social distancing guided lines. More Americans are worried about their financial future. Stores and business are starting to reopen but the virus keep spreading and more and more Americans are becoming sick and unable to work. New reports are often troubling and disturbing.
Can we as a society get this pandemic under control before millions of Americans are killed by the virus? Will we eventually find a cure? What will that cure look like? These are questions that many find themselves asking. People are emotional drained from the social distancing guidelines. Most Americans want a solution to the problem facing our nation. What do you think about the outbreak? How has it affected you? Let me know in the comments section below. As always, I look forward to hearing from you.