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Covid-19 chaning life in Nocona

Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAMS
This illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses. Note the spikes that adorn the outer surface of the virus, which impart the look of a corona surrounding the virion, when viewed electron microscopically. A novel coronavirus, named Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China in 2019. The illness caused by this virus has been named coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

By Tracy R. Mesler

In less than a week the Novel Coronavirus has already had a dramatic impact on Nocona, Montague County, the state of Texas, and the world.

Already two Covid-19 tests have originated from Nocona as Nocona General Hospital used 2 of the 12 tests, they were initially allocated by the State Health Department.

Meanwhile there has been runs on toilet paper, sanitizers, paper goods, and food.

Restaurants have been impacted as many people are taking serious universal calls for “social spacing” and discontinuation of public gatherings, including in-person church services, meetings and dances.

Metropolitan areas have ordered bars to close, restaurants to be closed for anything other than take-out and delivery service. Sporting events across the nation have been canceled.

Read more in this week’s edition of The Nocona News.

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