A group of GOP senators are calling for a bipartisan, multi-pronged effort to protect the country from a pandemic that could kill as many as a million people, but many are pushing for a broader strategy.
Here’s what you need to know about the pandemic and what you can do to prepare for it.
What is a pandemics?
Pandemics are a natural phenomenon caused by the interaction of two or more infectious agents, often referred to as coronavirus or coronaviruses.
They are sometimes called “suspected coronaviral” or “unknown coronavillosis” because they have not been linked to a specific person or disease.
They are highly contagious and can affect anyone at any time.
They can spread by coughing, sneezing or touching surfaces, such as the face.
In some cases, the virus can even be transmitted to the eyes.
The outbreak in the United States started in late March and has spread across the United Kingdom, France, Spain, Italy, the United Arab Emirates, Pakistan, the Philippines and Indonesia.
The United States has seen at least 20 new coronavids in the past month, according to the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases.
At least 23 Americans have been hospitalized, the majority of them for respiratory infections.
The virus is spread through direct contact with the respiratory secretions of an infected person.
The virus can also be spread through other direct and indirect means, including through sneezes, coughing and coughing-like breathing.
Pandemis can be deadly and can occur in anyone, even if they are healthy.
It can be spread when:The virus can enter the body through the nose, mouth, eyes or skin and spread to the rest of the body.
The person can also spread the virus through contact with a contaminated body part, such a contaminated bedding or clothing.
There is no vaccine, but some vaccines are available.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says the most effective way to prevent a pandeis is to:Protect yourself from the potential spread of the virus by staying hydrated, keeping your windows closed, wearing long sleeves and wearing masks.
Follow the CDC’s tips to reduce the risk of spreading the virus.
If you are concerned about the spread of coronavovirus in your family, call your doctor for advice.
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