Top health experts in the U.S. gave a chilling warning about the coronavirus three months before China’s deadly outbreak began.
Health officials warned that as many as 65 million people could die from the virus over a period of one year. The experts are from John Hopkins Center and they created a model of a hypothetical pandemic on a computer after extensive research on the deadly virus.
The simulation that they created predicted that 65million people from across the globe could die from the virus in less than 12 months.
The contagious disease has been devastating in China where 41 people have died so far and at least 1200 have been confirmed to have the virus so far.
Health experts still do not know how contagious the virus is, but they do know it is spread person to person. One expert stated that it is milder than SARS and that is slightly reassuring.
The coronavirus is an infection of the respiratory. system It can lead to pneumonia.
Dr. Eric Toner created the computer simulation at John Hopkins and has suggested that after six months that almost every country in the world would be dealing with the coronavirus. It is possible that within a 12- month period 65 million people could die from the virus in at least 10 nations.
Confirmed cases have been reported in the US, Thailand, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Vietnam, Singapore, Hong Kong, Macau, and Nepal.
In Dr. Toner’s simulation, the virus would be resistant to any modern vaccine and easier to catch than the flu. He says that the coronavirus is a new type of coronavirus. It can be as deadly as SARS.
The symptoms of the coronavirus include fever, cough and difficulty breathing. People that are carrying the novel coronavirus may only have mild symptoms, like a sore throat. Many people believe they just have a common cold and don’t seek medical attention.
In order to detect people infected with the virus airports are doing temperature checks. However, the virus has an incubation period which makes detecting it a difficult task.