The dawn of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the United States (US) is a reality that poses a threat to the entire population and this has been confirmed by the Donald Trump administration declaring a national emergency because of the pandemic.
COVID-19 has already changed the normal of millions of American lives. Some 21 million children in 19 states in the US are away from school because of the pathogen, which has thus far sicken 2,500 Americans and has killed 57. Spain, Italy, France, South Korea, Iran, Germany and the United Kingdom are some of the 132-countries battling COVID-19
Three-weeks-ago, residents of the US were observing from afar the impact of the Novel Coronavirus on China. China took drastic steps to contain and to mitigate COVID-19. Today, as China continues toward defeat of COVID-19, the US is struggling with an official effective mode to pushing back against the virus.
As remote working and learning become a reality across the US and as supermarket shelves are quickly picked bare, restaurants remain empty and busy streets become void of autos, Americans are coming to grips with the affects of the dawning and spreading of COVID-19. Italy, France, South Korea, Iran, Germany and the United Kingdom are some of the 132-countries battling COVID-19.
There is an emerging new normal in the US that will witness the death of some people, the survival of most people and a lesson to all people from COVID-19. But there is no need for panic. Caution, preparation, common sense and rational hygiene could all be integrated into all practices in ensuring survival of most Americans and the ultimate defeat of COVID-19.