Coronavirus concerns hit home

Smith's sells out of bathroom tissue, hand sanitizer

As illness caused by the novel coronavirus continues to spread throughout the world, with many states throughout the country reporting cases, local awareness continues to grow.

The new strain of coronavirus, dubbed COVID-19, causes a respiratory illness similar to the flu. However, according to the World Health Organization, about one in six people become severely ill and develop problems breathing. Elderly people, as well as those with underlying medical issues like high blood pressure or diabetes are more likely to develop severe symptoms that require medical treatment. More than 100,000...

 

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