SARS-CoV-2 is a global pandemic regarded by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. WHO first declared a pandemic on March 11th, 2020.
Name of the Virus: Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)
Related Species: MERS-CoV, HKU1, OC43, NL63, 229E
Place of Origin: Unknown (Earliest cases may have originated in countries such as Brazil, China, France, Russia, or the United States of America)
First Confirmed Case: Unknown (Earliest case may have been around Oct. 2019)
Available Vaccine(s): Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Gamaleya Research Institute (Sputnik V), Moderna (mRNA-1273), Sinovac (CoronaVac), Bharat Biotech (BBV152), Sinopharm (BBIBP-CorV)
Live Science: https://www.livescience.com/topics/live/coronavirus-live-updates
New York Times: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/01/world/coronavirus-live-news-updates.html