Wise words from Br. Alexis Bugnolo’s FromRome blog.
by Br. Alexis Bugnolo
There are at least 7 reasons not to panic over corona virus 19.
First reason not to panic
The pathogen is of a family of corona viruses already known to man, as the World Health Organization explains:
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses which may cause illness in animals or humans. In humans, several coronaviruses are known to cause respiratory infections ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS).
What they do not say, is how large a family of virus they are. But Wikipedia does, in the article on Coronaviridae:
The family Coronaviridae is organized in 2 sub-families, 5 genera, 23 sub-genera and about 40 species:
Note, that each species can have variations, some more potent than others. But of these 40 species, and all their variations, only…
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