The first reports of coronavirus disease 2019 covid 19 caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 were a cluster of pneumonia like illnesses in wuhan china on december 31 2019 1 only 100 days later reports totaled 1 35 million confirmed cases of covid 19 and 79 235 deaths among 211 countries and territories around the globe 2 the hellip.

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