What is the latest on the coronavirus outbreak?

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  1. Originally Answered: Can you provide a daily update on the new Corona Virus (COVD 19)?
    We still do not understand this virus, and there is nut much that can be done. But it is not a death certificate. it is only fatal in 2% of the cases so far. But it is always good to be careful and not panic.

    “We are estimating that about 50,000 new infections per day are occurring in China. […] It will probably peak in its epicenter, Wuhan, in about one month time; maybe a month or two later in the whole of China. The rest of the world will see epidemics at various times after that. “

    Prof. Neil Ferguson

    Director, Institute for Disease and Emergency Analytics
    Imperial College, London Feb. 6, 2020

    “ It’s a new virus. We don’t know much about it, and therefore we’re all concerned to make certain it doesn’t evolve into something even worse”

    Prof. W. Ian Lipkin

    Epidemiology Director
    Columbia University
    Feb. 10, 2020

    “This is really a global problem that’s not going to go away in a week or two.

    What makes this one perhaps harder to control than SARS is that it may be possible to transmit before you are sick.

    I think we should be prepared for the equivalent of a very, very bad flu season, or maybe the worst-ever flu season in modern times.”

    Prof. Marc Lipsitch

    Prof. of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health
    Head, Harvard Ctr. Communicable Disease Dynamics
    Feb. 11, 2020

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