While there is no particular treatment for the coronavirus, recommended measures are similar to those for cold, such as rest and drinking a lot of fluid.I am exposed daily to hundreds of grubby hands, runny noses, ...etc. Perhaps it builds up your immune system.
First case of the deadly virus from China comes to WA State in the US.
How will the DR be able to defend against this virus ? Are they screening people arriving from China ? This virus has already killed sick and infected hundreds more.
Seems a lot of deadly viruses start in China - too many people ?
Here's one :Please include a reference to your source material. An unsupported statement is just that.
The Spanish Flue killed a third of the world population, 500 million and among them my great grandmother so to me that appears to be a bit more than the 5-10% you're talking about.In a couple more weeks we should have a better understanding of the infection and mortality rates that we are going to see from 2019-nCOV.
For reference: 1918 Spanish Flu killed 5% - 10% of those infected (depending on the source). Ebola mortality rates vary depending on the strain and environmental factors between 25% - 90%. The average morality rate for regular seasonal flu thus far in the USA this year is about 0.09% (CDC = 17,000 out of 18,000,000).
Obviously if the number of infected soars so will the resulting number of deaths. We can only wait and see how well the virus is able to spread and reproduce. Any possible vaccine is at least 4 - 6 months off. The infection rate is a product of an exponential equation, however at present, this disease does not seem to be off to the races like SARS, Swine Flu & H1N1. More time and observations are clearly called for before making any definitive proclamations.
As with any Coronavirus the best personal defense is to wash your hands well and often, keep your hands away from your face and stay away from sick people and the places where they gather - public spaces, hospitals, doctor's offices and yes that means airplanes too.
The History Channel agrees with you.Not quite. I didn't watch the video as I am certain of my facts.
500 million infected worldwide (1/3 of the population at the time). Killed 50 million.
You have hit on it.The Spanish Flue killed a third of the world population, 500 million and among them my great grandmother so to me that appears to be a bit more than the 5-10% you're talking about.
The world could use such a epidemic again, they're talking about climate but are forgetting the growing world population and its effect on the environment.
David Attenborough: 'Population Growth Must Come to an End'