The usual optimism that comes with the last year failed to last long in 2020. Between the potential threat of a war (fueled by the Iran–United States conflict) and the actual threat of coronavirus, the past few months are tense. These are scary times, and the Internet seems to be crammed with rumors and misinformation, and no bit of pearl clutching. Let us clear up the primary misconception.
The coronavirus is not known as COVID-19. Instead, COVID-19 is the name of the disease caused by the virus. That virus is named as – SARS-CoV-2 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2).
Hence, let us know about some of the wildest and craziest facts about the coronavirus outbreak –
- Corona beer brand is dealing with heavy damages –
The company with the same name as that of the deadly disease has to suffer a lot because of the illness. It is reported that there has been a drop of over 40% in its sales even after its availability in the market of United States.
- The virus is worse for males –
The scientists from China have found out that both the genders are likely to be infected by the coronavirus. However, the fatalities in China have been reported at a rate of 2.8 % for the males when it is compared to women who are at 1.7 percent, it suggests that men are more vulnerable towards the disease than women are.
- You are not immune if you survive the first encounter –
The news can be called a grim because it is heightening the potential impact of the deadly illness. Furthermore, it makes the event of a good vaccine less viable. Scientists are still trying to work out how the coronavirus can infect the identical person twice or if there is another explanation for the double-positive results.