How dangerous is Coronavirus or COVID-19?
The entire world is on high alert for the rapid spread of the Coronavirus, but how much should you worry? The rapid spread of the Coronavirus or COVID-19 has set off global alarm, with countries closing borders, suspending international flights, and some governments banning entry to people who have been to Asian countries. It is the answer to a new pandemic.
According to this, how dangerous is the coronavirus? The answer is that we don't know yet, but we will know as the days or months go by. The next few days will be key to know if this virus has been contained, and in turn we will have a clear mortality rate.
Currently there are 80,982 cases, of those cases 70,420 people have recovered and 3,245 deaths have occurred. That is, so far it has 4% mortality. However, it may be premature to generate fatality estimates since the coronavirus is in the early stages of spread from the start of the outbreak, and unlike a common cold, this new virus does not have a specific vaccine or medicine to prevent or treat it.
Although there is still much to learn from the coronavirus or COVID-19 and about how it affects people; Older people and people who are currently sick with some other condition are known to have a higher risk of being severely affected by the virus. This according to the World Health Organization.
To protect ourselves, it is a WHO recommendation to wash your hands frequently, avoiding touching your eyes, nose and mouth, minimizing the possibility of contagion. It also indicates that the nose and mouth should be covered with a tissue when sneezing or coughing. Measures that we have always taken into consideration and many already took for education.
However, the WHO also recommends seeking medical advice in case of fever, cough and shortness of breath.