Corona virus
Corona virus

The Atlantic newspaper reported that scientists study the Corona virus and warn: You are likely to have all infected with Corona virus, citing the UAE today.

Corona viruses are similar to influenza viruses in that they contain single strands of RNA. Four coronaviruses usually infect humans and cause colds. It is believed that these evolved in humans to double their spread - which means disease, but not death. By contrast, the outbreaks of the coronavirus - SARS (severe respiratory syndrome) and MERS (Middle Eastern respiratory syndrome, named after the place where the outbreak first occurred) - came from animals, as is the case with bird flu ( H5N1). ). These diseases were fatal to humans. And if there are mild or asymptomatic cases, then they are very few. If there were many of them, the disease would have spread widely. Ultimately, both SARS and respiratory syndrome in the Middle East killed less than 1,000 people.

Already it was reported that the Covid-19 [New Corona] virus killed more than twice that number. Due to its powerful mixture of properties, this virus has its own characteristics that are different from those that attracted global attention: it is a killer, but it is not very deadly. It makes people sick, but not in predictable and identifiable ways. Last week, 14 Americans were confirmed infected on a ship in Japan despite being exempt - the new virus may be more serious because, apparently, it may not cause symptoms at all.

The world responded with unprecedented speed. The new virus was recognized very quickly. His genetic tape was filmed by Chinese scientists and shared worldwide within weeks. The global scientific community has exchanged genomic and clinical data at unprecedented rates. And work on the vaccine in full swing. The Chinese government has enacted dramatic containment measures, and the World Health Organization has declared an emergency of international concern. All this happened in a short time it only took to get to know the H5N1 virus in 1997. However, the outbreak is still spreading.

Harvard Professor of Epidemiology, Mark Lipsic, hesitates about what he says, even in terms of epidemiology. He started twice talking to us, saying something, and then he stopped and said, "Actually, let me start again." Surprisingly, one of the points he wanted to correct was exactly: "I think the likely result is that the virus will not be able to eventually contain it."

Lipsic predicts that over the next year, about 40 to 70 percent of people around the world will be infected with the virus that causes Covid-19. But he conclusively makes clear that this does not mean that all of them will suffer from serious diseases. "Many of them are likely to have mild illness or may not have symptoms," he said. As with the flu, which often threatens the lives of people with chronic health conditions and the elderly, most cases pass without medical care. (In general, about 14 percent of people with the flu do not have symptoms).

It is not only Libes that believes this virus will continue to spread widely. The emerging consensus among epidemiologists is that the most likely outcome of this disease is a new seasonal disease - the fifth chronic SK virus. With the other four people, it is not known that people have long-term immunity.