SARS is a full severe acute respitory syndrome, which is highly contagious. Symptoms are constant fever, headaches, body pain, and followed with a dry cough. All of these symptoms sound the same as the flu. It was first diagnosed as atypical pneumonia in China in 2002. It spread to around the world. There are many other viruses that have done these things, which I never knew about.
I am one of those people who never gets the flu nor the flu shot. I have taught in public schools for eight years and have never gotten anything but allergies. People are always shocked that I never have gotten the flu shot and never the flu.
What makes this time extremely scary for me, is that I am never affected by all these horrible events that have happened in my adult life time that I was never aware of or taken seriously. I have heard of swine flu and bird flu, but it has never disrupted my life to the point I actually thought twice about this. I really didn’t think much about this until about a week and half ago.
Now I am intrigued. The coronavirus has been around a while, possibly starting in China infecting people working or buying at seafood market. Viruses do come from animals, so a fish. Makes you think. they also found two new species of sharks these past few weeks. So, flu, H1N1 aka Swine Flu, H2N5, Coronavirus, SARS, COVID-19 is SARS-CV-2. All so similar, but ohhh so very different. The only difference seems to be is the fact that it is in my backyard this time and my lifetime. However, COVID-19 is the only one that scares me or actually am taking it seriously.