While many people are aware of how to protect themselves from catching the coronavirus and we know the symptoms, not everyone understands what actually happens. For some, the virus could appear to be just like a cold, and they recover at home normally. For others, the virus could strongly attack their lungs, making it hard to breathe and requiring more medical attention. Viruses, including the coronavirus, are always looking for a host and new cell to attach on to in order to survive. The coronavirus usually attacks the respiratory system as it spreads from your nose or mouth to your lungs. Once it attacks, the virus enters into the air sacs in our lungs, the alveoli, which disrupts our ability to breathe and move oxygen to the blood stream.