A corona virus is a virus which has little appendages on top looking like a crown, hence the name. The big issue is the rapidity of the illness. Your body will form antibodies against it. The question is, can you live long enough for this to happen.
Big issue is virality and transmissibility. When virus 1st found, they noted it looks different than SARS. Our body won’t recognize it.
What we do not yet know:
The lethality of the virus.
The actual transmissibility denominator.
Mutations cause increased attachment.
We do know that people have the virus, don’t know it and can transmit it.
It is spread by particles. Even if someone sneezes on a fomite (inanimate object), you can touch it and transfer it to your face.
Backpacks/purses placed on floors can become common fomites.
Breathing it in, either by touching hands to face and inhaling or by breathing in particles, is how you get this.
The virus then attaches not to the upper airway, but to the lower airway.
China is running out of equipment to handle the virus.
China makes most of our medical equipment.
The virus is not floating in the air, with the exception of immediately after a sneeze.
Face masks you see on people are only effective to prevent droplets, but it is not completely helpful. It does, however, stop you from touching your face. If it is wet, it will not work.
Nearly 60,000,000 locked down in China.
Travel suspended to China.
Washing your hands for 20 seconds with soap and not touching face or going near sneezers is best precautions.