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Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that are common in people and many different species of animals, including camels, cattle, cats, and bats. COVID-19, the source of the current coronavirus pandemic, only recently made the jump from animals to humans. As a result, few people have developed resistance or immunity. This is what makes the virus so easy to catch. For most, the symptoms are mild and similar to the flu–fever, cough, shortness of breath. Those over 60 and those with compromised immune or respiratory symptoms are particularly at risk of life-threatening conditions. This is why we are taking such extraordinary measures to slow the spread of this disease.
- Episcopal Relief & Development – Faith-Based Response to Epidemics
- U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention Information on Coronavirus
- The Risks – Know Them – Avoid Them: Blog post from Professor Erin Bromage, Comparative Immunologist and Professor of Biology (specializing in Immunology) at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.
- State of New Jersey Department of Health on Coronavirus
- TEDTalks on Twitter – How Does Coronavirus Spread
- Washington Post – How to Prepare for the Coronavirus in the US
- Plastic Atomizer Refillable Pump Spray
- Discussion Board on Liturgical Practices and Coronavirus
- CDC Pandemic Guidelines
- Live Science: How Long Can Coronavirus Last on Surfaces