How deadly is new coronavirus? It's still too early to tell

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists can’t tell yet how deadly the new virus that’s spreading around the globe really is — and deepening the mystery, the fatality rate differs even within China. As...

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26.2.2020

Scientists can't tell yet just how deadly the new respiratory virus that's spreading the globe really is. Experts caution that as other countries struggle to contain clusters of cases, there will be a learning curve.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists can’t tell yet how deadly the new virus that’s spreading around the globe really is — and deepening the mystery, the fatality rate differs even within China . As...

How deadly is new coronavirus? It’s still too early to tell By LAURAN NEERGAARD February 26, 2020 GMT Bruce Aylward, Team Lead WHO-China joint mission on COVID-19, speaks to the media about the COVID-19 after returning from China, during a press conference, at the World Health Organization, WHO, headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP) Bruce Aylward, Team Lead WHO-China joint mission on COVID-19, speaks to the media about the COVID-19 after returning from China, during a press conference, at the World Health Organization, WHO, headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists can’t tell yet how deadly the new virus that’s spreading around the globe really is — and deepening the mystery, the fatality rate differs even within China. As infections of the virus that causes COVID-19 surge in other countries, even a low fatality rate can add up to lots of victims, and understanding why one place fares better than another becomes critical to unravel. “You could have bad outcomes with this initially until you really get the hang of how to manage” it, Dr. Bruce Aylward, the World Health Organization envoy who led a team of scientists just back from China, warned Tuesday. WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUT THE DEATH RATE? In the central China city of Wuhan, where the new coronavirus first exploded, 2% to 4% of patients have died, according to WHO. But in the rest of hard-hit China, the death rate was strikingly lower, 0.7%. There’s nothing different about the virus from one place to another. Instead, the never-before-seen strain of coronavirus struck Wuhan fast — before anyone knew what the illness was — and overwhelmed health facilities. As is usual at the beginning of an outbreak, the first patients were severely ill before they sought care, Aylward said. By the time people were getting sick in other parts of China, authorities were better able to spot milder cases — meaning there were more known infections for each death counted. And while there are no specific treatments for COVID-19, earlier supportive care may help, too. China went from about 15 days between onset of symptoms and hospitalization early in the outbreak, to about three days more recently. Still, Aylward expressed frustration at people saying: “‘Oh, the mortality rate’s not so bad because there’s way more mild cases.’ Sorry, the same number of people that were dying, still die.” WHAT ABOUT DEATHS OUTSIDE OF CHINA? Until the past week, most people diagnosed outside of China had become infected while traveling there. People who travel generally are healthier and thus may be better able to recover, noted Johns Hopkins University outbreak specialist Lauren Sauer. And countries began screening returning travelers, spotting infections far earlier in places where the medical system wasn’t already strained. That’s now changing, with clusters of cases in Japan, Italy and Iran, and the death toll outside of China growing. Aylward cautioned that authorities should be careful of “artificially high” death rates early on: Some of those countries likely are seeing the sickest patients at first and missing milder cases, just like Wuhan did. HOW DOES COVID-19 COMPARE TO OTHER DISEASES? A cousin of this new virus caused the far deadlier severe acute respiratory syndrome outbreak in 2003, and about 10% of SARS patients died. Flu is a different virus family, and some strains are deadlier than others. On average, the death rate from seasonal flu is about 0.1%, said Dr. Anthony Fauci of the U.S. National Institutes of Health. That’s far lower than what has been calculated so far for COVID-19. But millions of people get the flu every year around the world, leading to an annual death toll in the hundreds of thousands. WHO’S MOST AT RISK FROM COVID-19? Older people, especially those with chronic illnesses such as heart or lung diseases, are more at risk. Among younger people, deaths are rarer, Aylward said. But some young deaths have made headlines, such as the 34-year-old doctor in China who was reprimanded by communist authorities for sounding an early alarm about the virus only to later succumb to it. In China, 80% of patients are mildly ill when the virus is detected, compared with 13% who already are severely ill. While the sickest to start with are at highest risk of death, Aylward said, a fraction of the mildly ill do go on to die — for unknown reasons. On average, however, WHO says people with mild cases recover in about two weeks, while those who are sicker can take anywhere from three to six weeks. ___ Read more: The Associated Press

Yep, more people are learning what a fool Trump is. He sabotaged the CDRC. It's too early to tell and we have 10,000 infected and 500 deaths ! And it's been found in 90% of countries!! Great !! 📌 We didn't expect something else. Maybe a few more NobelPrize for knowing nothing. Are they actualy sure if Coronavirus is a natural virus? Or it was created from somebody to begin 'the end of the world'. The one who answer this question should really get a Nobel P. WHO

All the media continue to utilize false math with deaths / total cases ... mortality rate is deaths / that have ‘recovered’. JenniferJJacobs If i get this thing, I am headed directly to a Donald Trump rally. It’s swine flu level, which isn’t that serious. The people dying are mostly old & sickly & being cared for by 3rd world countries with bad healthcare systems.

What about the 16,000 flu season deaths already in us for 19 - 20. Let's all trust the numbers from the Chinese government. Covid_19 ère digitale je suis le principe laïque&souverain par inadvertance j’ouvre l’ère digitale une nouvelle humanisation de l’esprit par fécondation de celui qui flotte l’homme digital n’est que très peu sensible au virus il s’adapte progressivement à toutes les pollutions

'News' like AP is nothing but fear mongerers these days, scaring people for ratings. They ate doing more damage to the world than the 'coronavirus'

Iran’s Deputy Health Minister Tests Positive for Coronavirus, Showing the Virus’s Growing ReachCoronavirus is testing global governments’ administrative capabilities—and their ability to tell the truth. Oh. Well if that’s the case, we here in America are dead meat.

so...it might be like Y2K? ~3% of people infected die. That's tiny. Everyone is blowing it way out of proportion. It's going to kill you. Do you need it to be any deadlier than that. Wait first! Can it even be deadlier than that!? 🤷‍♂️ it is not deadly if so far only 2% of the infected have died!

China’s Virus Censorship and Propaganda Draw BacklashTo shape public opinion about China ’s response to the deadly new coronavirus, Beijing has turned to a trusted strategy: deploying a massive propaganda campaign and suppressing critical news coverage. ButchersRuleBeijing brutally but true The China Communist Party don't give a shit about backlash and the Chinese people seems to enjoy their Authoritarian rule happily. We should just let them be.

Fed officials hesitant to slash interest rates as coronavirus fears batter markets - Business InsiderFed officials signaled this week that it was too early to tell whether the central bank would need to step in to tackle potential coronavirus effects.

Analysis: How close are we to a pandemic?Scientists are debating whether it is still possible to contain the new coronavirus. Very close! Converso72

Stocks Tumble Again as Fears of Coronavirus Outbreaks PersistU.S. markets fell sharply, with the S&P 500 down about 3%, after a warning that a corona virus outbreak could spread to America It’s called Bernie effect Well, it's a good thing the Republicans elected responsible, honest, competent leadership in the White House! Oh wait.

Stocks Tumble Again as Fears of Coronavirus Grip MarketsBreaking News: For weeks, investors shrugged off the risks of the coronavirus. Now, after 2 straight market plunges, the S&P 500 is firmly in the red for 2020. Why would anyone believe that the trump admin’s RELENTLESS lying and ineptitude would magically end as we’re confronted with this real emergency? Liberals are in their glory right now.



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