The term Coronavirus indicates a family of viruses first isolated in the 1960s and known to be the cause of variable gravity diseases in birds and mammals, including humans.
Most cases, including especially children and young adults, appear to have a mild, similar-flu disease, and at first slow.
The abbreviation COVID-19 indicates the official international name of the disease caused by SARS-Cov-2; the term is an acronym of Corona Virus Disease 2019. The disease is an infection of the respiratory tract that can evolve towards a dangerous pneumonia with potentially fatal outcome.
Doctors dressed in disposable gowns that cover the entire body, headphones, glasses, plus pairs of masks and gloves, and footwear, to contain infections in the best possible way, without being infected and being infected.
Abnormal pneumonia in a city in central China, very inhabited but not so well known. A news all in all small; that grows in intensity day by day. New infections throughout the country. Deaths, dramatic images on Chinese social networks: collapsing hospitals, people asking for help from the balconies.
On 31 December 2019, the Chinese authorities reported to the WHO the emergence of several cases of mysterious pneumonia. The epicenter is in Wuhan, a Chinese city of 11 million inhabitants in Hubei. In a few days there will be 41 cases. Many of them work at the fish market and live animals in Hunan, downtown.
In February 2020, a thousand beds and an area of 25 thousand square meters: in Wuhan, China, the hospital was inaugurated in record time to address the scarcity of intensive therapies required for the spread of infection.
On February 7, Li Wenliang, the Chinese doctor who had first tried to alarm about the presence of a new strain of coronavirus and who had been silenced by the Chinese government with the accusation of spreading false news, died. On April 2, 2020, Wenliang was proclaimed a national hero.
On April 8, 2020, after 76 days, the lockdown in Wuhan formally ends, the epicenter of the pandemic in China. It’s the first step to getting back to normal.