While most coronaviruses cause common cold, three have become more dangerous, crossing species to people: the first was SARS CoV in 2003 and the latest to “make the jump” — SARS-CoV-2, the virus which causes “Coronavirus Disease 2019” or COVID-19. According to former FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb, there was a large, late-season spike in U.S. “flu-like” illness, raising the unsettling possibility that the novel corona virus may have been here earlier than initially thought.
“When written in Chinese, the word ‘crisis’ is composed of two characters.
This is the time of year I contemplate the ups and downs of the previous 12 months as your mayor.
September 2019: Bike lanes, underpasses and StreetScape I read Mayor Blakespear’s editorial with great interest.