The devastating COVID 19 Pandemic, which set an outbreak by the end of 2019, has led the whole world into an alarming situation. So, considering the need of the time, we decided to put some light on the important aspects of the pandemic. Here we have discussed the different coronaviruses which can affect humans and also how this new coronavirus is different than the previously identified coronaviruses. In general, SARS CoV-2 is elaborated along with origin, virology, and transmission. The disease (COVID 19) is studied and briefed for its prognosis and symptoms and as to how the detection of the infection is done. As we know that we have not found any full proof solution for this outbreak but can fight it to save mankind, the need for new drug development and the current scenario on available options is discussed along with how the world is combatting the situation to stop its spread. Also, the common myths among the public about the disease are busted here. The paper is concluded with the current statistics of the outbreak. The purpose of this paper is to provide the general public with some know-how of the pandemic.
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