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What Is COVID-19?


COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) is a disease caused by a virus named SARS-CoV-2 and was discovered in December 2019 in Wuhan, China. It is very contagious and has quickly spread around the world.

COVID-19 most often causes respiratory symptoms that can feel much like a cold, a flu, or pneumonia. COVID-19 may attack more than your lungs and respiratory system. Other parts of your body may also be affected by the disease.

 
Most people with COVID-19 have mild symptoms, but some people become severely ill.

Some people including those with minor or no symptoms may suffer from post-COVID conditions - or long "Covid".

Older adults and people who have certain underlying medical conditions are at an increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19.

Hundreds of thousands of people have died from COVID-19 in the United States.

Vaccines against COVID-19 are safe and effective. Vaccines teach our immune system to fight the virus that causes COVID-19.

Source: CDC.Gov

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