NEWSFLASH: “Don’t squeeze the Charmin!” is out, and “Can’t find the Charmin!” is in.
This tongue-in-cheek comment visualizes the decimated toiletry shelves of stores around the world as the fear of the coronavirus slithers into communities, shooting panic into the hearts of many and confusion as to how to best respond.
Contrary to what many believe, coronavirus isn’t the newbie at the fear-inducing panic party. According to Cleveland Clinic, “the older human coronaviruses were first identified in the mid-1960s, but have likely circulated in humans for centuries.” It’s a virus that can affect both animals and humans and typically, most cases are mild. Symptoms initially mirror that of the flu: fever, headache, cough, fatigue, and muscle aches. But it can transition into pneumonia as it is known to deeply affect the respiratory system.
Live Science shared a study on March 11, 2020 that, although not peer-reviewed, casts a spotlight on one of the differences between the coronavirus and the flu and common cold. Live Science’s shared study “found that the (corona)virus can remain viable in the air for up to 3 hours, on copper for up to 4 hours,