The novel coronavirus is a newly discovered virus. It causes an illness called COVID-19. Many of the symptoms are similar to the flu: dry cough, fever, difficulty breathing.
El nuevo coronavirus es un virus recién descubierto. Causa una enfermedad llamada COVID-19. Muchos de los síntomas son similares a los de la gripe: tos seca, fiebre, y dificultad para respirar.
In the past weeks, we have been inundated with news, webinars, talks and rumors about COVID-19. Public events have been postponed. Schools, libraries, conference halls, and public centers are closed. As we hear more about the spread of the virus in the media, we are also surprised to find long lines in grocery stores and empty store shelves. This weekend, the stores around my home were out of toilet paper, hand sanitizers, milk, meat, and more!