The novel coronavirus originated in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China, in late 2019 and has spread to more than 60 countries, including the United States, as of March 2, 2020. A novel coronavirus is a new coronavirus that has not been previously identified. The corona family of flu-like viruses gets its name from the Latin word for crown because of its crown-like appearance. The virus has been named “SARS-CoV-2” and the disease it causes has been named “coronavirus disease 2019” abbreviated to “COVID-19." Similar outbreaks include the MERS-CoV (Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus) of 2012 and the SARS-CoV (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus) of 2002.
This guide was created to compile a list of current, reliable resources to help with research and understanding of COVID-19. Additionally, information regarding Oregon and local responses to COVID-19 will be included in this guide.
With the rapidly changing developments regarding COVID-19 coming from so many different sources it can be easy to get outdated, incorrect information or even dis-information, mis-information, or mal-information. To help you stay informed, try incorporating SIFT into your daily habits.
This tutorial can walk you through applying SIFT to coronavirus information.
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