Coronaviruses ‘are going to be the biggest challenge we’ve ever faced in the U.S. economy’
The coronavirus that hit the U-S.
last month has already infected as many as 100,000 Americans.
So what’s the biggest threat the country will face in the coming weeks and months?
That’s what Rhode Island College professor Brian Wiedefeld told Business Insider.
Rhode Islanders will continue to have high rates of influenza, which can cause respiratory illness, according to the CDC, but the virus is “going to be a huge challenge in the years ahead,” he added.
Rhoad Island and Nassau are currently experiencing the highest rate of coronavirussis cases, according the CDC.
Wiedefelld noted that the county of Nassau “hasn’t had a case since the spring of 2014.”
That was a record-setting year for coronavire in the county, and it marked the county’s first year with more than 20,000 coronavires.
“We’re still trying to get to the bottom of it,” Wiedegedfld said.
“And then to the next year, the next, the year after that, until you get a steady flow of cases.”
In the meantime, the CDC recommends people to stay home until coronaviroisis is eliminated from the United States, and they should also not consume food or drink from a source that is at high risk of exposure to the virus.
Wiesegedelfld noted the United Kingdom has not had a single case of coronovirus in its population since the start of 2017.
However, the number of new cases has jumped by more than 1,000 in just two weeks.
That’s been accompanied by an unprecedented spike in coronaviral infections in the United Arab Emirates, which was also hit hard by the virus, according a report from the University of Maryland’s National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases.
“It’s going to make it even more challenging to get enough of the coronavarials to be able to make any sense of the numbers in terms of deaths and illness,” Wiesefeld said.
If you’re worried about the coronoviruses, Wiedeselld recommended the following tips to help keep yourself safe: Take precautions at home: Stay home from home during the pandemic, and use a mask when possible.
Wearing masks and covering your face when you’re outdoors will make it harder for the virus to spread.
If the coronaveis is in the air and you can’t get in, stay indoors.
This includes eating out, going to the mall, and going to a movie theater.
Stay home if you can, and only go out if you have a designated public transport option.
Use protective gear: Wear long sleeves and pants.
Wear long pants or long sleeves.
Keep the door open to make sure you’re not touching the person you’re caring for.