COVID-19 is the disease caused by a novel (new) strain of coronavirus that was identified in December of 2019. Coronaviruses are a family of viruses that cause illnesses such as the common cold and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). Scientists have named this new virus, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), and the disease it causes, the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Initial cases of COVID-19 were identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China in December of 2019. Since then, the virus has spread rapidly and is affecting people on a global scale including in the United States.
This list does not include all possible symptoms. The CDC has created this symptom self-checker to help you make decisions about seeking appropriate medical care.
COVID-19 vaccines are effective at keeping you from getting COVID-19. The vaccines can also reduce the likelihood of developing severe illness.
Vaccines are safe effective and free!
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