Coronavirus and the Importance of a Strong Immune System
By Gabriele Amersbach, Prebiotin Science Writer
Updated May 13, 2020
We are now several months into the most devastating pandemic that much of our generation has seen, the disease known as Covid-19. Quarantining, lock-downs, social distancing, all the mitigating efforts we have undertaken to keep this virus at bay, have brought us to where we are today. The numbers are frightening.
As of May 11, deaths in New York City alone have reached 19,931, with an additional 5,293 potentially virus-related deaths. New York state has the most deaths from COVID-19. Of the 348,865 infected residents, 27,175 have died.
Nationwide, as of May 12, more than 1,408,636 people are now infected, while 83,425 people have died from the virus, according to Worldometers. This number is probably far from accurate since many people have symptoms but aren’t tested. Around the world, there are 4,337,602 cases, with 292,451 deaths.