What I’m hearing on the Coronavirus

This virus is deadlier than the flu and a lot more contagious than the flu…(CNN)

This is a “come together” moment for the United States, in fact the world…we need to work together to prevent further spread of the flu (CNN)

President Trump has declared a national emergency – Friday, 3:32 pm

It’s nearly impossible to tell when the virus will peak in the U.S. and how long precautions will need to be in place….(Doctors at presidential news conference)

In South Korea, only 4% of those with respiratory illnesses actually had the Coronavirus…this is flu season and there are many related illnesses that can present the same symptoms. (Doctors at presidential news conference)

Some Asian countries have had success in treating the virus, others have been less successful….(Doctors at presidential news conference)

Coronavirus update: No confirmed cases in Catawba County (Hickory Daily Record at 2:30 pm on Friday)

Catawba County Schools to discuss online learning in face of coronavirus pandemic concerns (Hickory Daily Record at 1:30 pm on Friday)

Local hospitals increase visitation restrictions (Hickory Daily Record at 1:30 pm on Friday)

Lenoir-Rhyne University’s spring break will be extended a week due to COVID-19, according to an email from university president Fred Whitt sent to all students Thursday, March 12. Spring break has been extended through March 29 with classes resuming on March 30. In-person classes will move to online/remote delivery “at least” through Friday, April 3, according to the email. – (Hickory Daily Record at 1:30 p.m.)

Social distancing is the only way to cut down on the spread of this virus (CNN report on Friday at 5:25 p.m.)

Published by David Lee Moser

I am a sixty year old semi-retired elementary science teacher.

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