Center for Disease Control information Link- What you need to know.
As per the CDC:
"COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) is a disease caused by a virus named SARS-CoV-2 and was discovered in December 2019.
COVID-19 most often causes respiratory symptoms that can feel much like a cold, a flu, or pneumonia. COVID-19 may attack more than your lungs and respiratory system. Other parts of your body may also be affected by the disease.
Most people with COVID-19 have mild symptoms, but some people become severely ill.
Some people including those with minor or no symptoms may suffer from post-COVID conditions — or “long COVID”.
Older adults and people who have certain underlying medical conditions are at increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19.
Hundreds of thousands of people have died from COVID-19 in the United States.
Vaccines against COVID-19 are safe and effective. Vaccines teach our immune system to fight the virus that causes COVID-19." sourced directly from cdc.gov