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Some States Experience Second Spikes In New Cases
Florida's new case daily totals soared past 3,200 as of June 18, an exponentially higher new daily case increase since its March peak of just over 1,400, spurring the forecast Florida is the next US COVID 19 epicenter. Unfortunately, Florida isn't unique in its battle with COVID 19, as it joins Alabama, Arizona, California, Nevada, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, and Texas with significant spikes in daily new cases. Due to these predicted but no less stunning developments, authorities on the virus agree it's unknown when there will be a post-COVID 19 world.
Flushing Out Official Updates
Information about COVID 19 hits news outlets, and social media platforms at such a rapid rate there's a more significant probability data is getting diluted. Misinformation confuses and does nothing to stem the further spread of the virus, adding to the current resurgence we're currently seeing. Resources like the Center for Disease Control, World Health Organization, and the Federal Drug Administration are a wellspring of stable, credible COVID 19 facts and updates. Guidelines on the virus aren't the only skewed message reaching the public. In recent months, it became apparent some states like Florida were cherry-picking new case and death data related to the virus in an attempt to suppress actual higher numbers.
What We Don't Know About COVID 19
Due to the ever-shifting nature of COVID 19, what we know about the virus could fit in a thimble. Scientists in a constant race to provide more facts and eventually a vaccine for the infection are uncovering they know less than previously thought. The missing knowledge that could very well offer a bigger picture of events pose to unfold in the future are how many infected individuals show little to no symptoms of the virus. A more daunting unknown is the unreported cases of people who have contracted the coronavirus and failed to report the event for various reasons such as lack of insurance, embarrassment, or fear of losing much-needed income. These issues have come to compel experts to agree the number of new cases is far higher than reported.
COVID 19 is the spread of infected droplets from human to human through coughing, sneezing, and talking. The droplets breach the respiratory system through the eyes, nose, and mouth by airborne means or infected surface contact. Symptoms can appear as dry cough, fever, shortness of breath, chest pressure, and muscle aches. Steadfast precautions that help in the prevention of spreading COVID 19 are constant handwashing, social distancing, and wearing a mask that covers the nose and mouth. For further specifics on COVID 19 prevention guidelines, phases of reopening, and updates, go to the Center for Disease Control website.
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