What you need to know about the coronavirus threat

What you might have missed last week: The coronaviruses’ biggest winners and losers as the pandemic approachesThe big news of the week: What you should know about coronaviral diseaseThe news of Friday: The top three coronavirauses, the ones we need to watch closelyThe news this week: How to avoid being infected by the pandemics worst killerWhat you need in your inbox this weekAs of the morning of December 3, there are more than 3.4 million confirmed cases in the United States, and a staggering 12.3 million confirmed deaths.

More than half the deaths have been in children under 5, with the other two-thirds in adults, and almost a third of the deaths in older adults.

As of this writing, there has been a total of 1,859 deaths due to coronavirinces in the US, and the latest news shows that the death toll will be even higher by Christmas.

Here are the top five coronaviroids.