Coronavirus describes a family of viruses that are common in both humans and animals. Some examples of coronaviruses are SARS, MERS, and Sars-CoV-2 which causes Covid19.
Coronaviruses are so named because under the microscope they have spikes on their surfaces that makes them look like they have a crown. Corona means crown in Latin.
All coronaviruses have the ability to cause respiratory illness that can range from a simple cold to something much more serious.
Source: Yale Medicine
Covid-19 is a respiratory illness caused by the coronavirus Sars-CoV-2 that was discovered by the World Health Organization in December 2019.
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Your Covid-19 Vaccination:
Click on the following link from the World Health Organization to learn all about vaccines, including the ones made to combat Covid-19. There are many helpful infographics and links to help you understand what vaccines are, how they are, and the safety of the Covid-19 vaccine.
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The World Health Organization's Science in 5:
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Interested in knowing what you can do now that you have your vaccine, and what precautions to continue taking?
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Interested in knowing the science behind the Covid-19 vaccines and vaccinations?
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Interested in knowing what's going on with the Covid-19 virus and the emerging variants?
Check out this link from the World Health Organization and read on: WHO Tracking SARS-CoV-2 Variants