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. In this view, the protein particles E, S, and M, also located on the outer surface of the particle, have all been labeled as well. 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).
Photo: Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAMS/CDC.gov
Photo: Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAMS/CDC.gov

American Craft Fair at Cobb Galleria Centre canceled 

The American Craft Show, scheduled for this weekend in Cobb County, has been canceled due to the coronavirus. 

The show was scheduled for Friday through Sunday at the Cobb Galleria Centre. 

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“Please know that we do not make this decision lightly,” event planners posted on the fair’s website. “On Monday, the world was in a different state than it is now. We hope to have your continued support as we work hard to do what is best for the health and safety of our artists and the general public.”

Tickets purchased for the event will be transferred to next year’s craft fair. 

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