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Tim Cook, CEO of Apple has pledged to donate money to all those who are fighting the deadly plague that popped up in December 2019, the Coronavirus. Here is the gist of the story.

Background of the Coronavirus

It is a strain that has not been seen by scientists since ever - coined the "novel coronavirus" or 2019-nCov. Symptoms include but not limited to are acute respiratory infection and have already spread too quickly and fast in China and now have affected more parts of the world. Originally the virus was believed to be located in Wuhan City, a province of Hubei. 

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Countries Known to be Affected

As far as the news related to the cases of people who are infected as well as the countries listed are: Australia, China, France, Japan, Malaysia, Nepal, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, and Taipei. All have at least 2 or 3 confirmed reports of the virus in their country. This is due to the lunar celebration as per usual it lasts 15 days, and a massive influx of tourists travel and visit different locations and, by this, spreads the virus much more quickly to different countries.

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Apple and Their Drive to Help

Tech giant Apple is known for donating to various charities and fundraisers that usually help mankind as a whole. Most recently, before the outbreak, they donated to the fight the spread of wildfires in Australia that has rocked the country for a long time. Even before this, Tim Cook donated close to 5 million dollars to an undisclosed charity. He seems to be the type of person who helps without asking for much, given that Apple is really raking in the dough from all of their products and services. This is only right to give back to his fellow man and especially those who are in need most.

Tim sent a tweet out on Twitter last Saturday pertaining that he will be donating funds towards the fight of the Coronavirus and has since made news all over the internet due to this, the virus has been sowing fear and panic to the world as of now because it appears that nowhere is safe. People now tend to hoard face masks, specifically the n95 variant, which prevents you from 95 percent of pollutants. This is not necessarily required, but it is highly effective in hopes of preventing the disease from spreading from one person to another because the virus is highly contagious and is rumored to be transferable from humans to humans, especially with weak immune systems.

How to Protect Yourself from Novel Coronavirus

Symptoms of the illness are fever, flu-like symptoms such as coughing, sore throat, headaches, and difficulty in breathing.

As there is much that we don't know about yet since this is an entirely new strain related to SARS and MERS, the public must be vigilant to protect themselves. 

  • Wash your hands regularly
  • Cover your nose while sneezing or coughing
  • Avoiding contact with possible infected or wild/farm animals

Protect yourself and loved ones at all costs. Keep up-to-date with the news regarding this illness to prevent panic. Learn what to do in case unexpected thing happens.

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