Is the coronavirus really dangerous? A scientist from France proves the opposite

The outbreak of a new virus from China has greatly excited the whole world. All the media reports about the dead and a huge number of infected people, whose number is increasing every day. It is known that many Russian tourists are returning home early from Chinese cities, and many countries are deciding to close their borders due to a"potential threat". In any case, despite all the events happening in the world related to the coronavirus, some scientists believe that the Chinese virus is not as serious as, for example, SARS.

The outbreak of a new virus from China has greatly excited the whole world. All the media reports about the dead and a huge number of infected people, whose number is increasing every day. It is known that many Russian tourists are returning home early from Chinese cities, and many countries are deciding to close their borders due to a"potential threat". In any case, despite all the events in the world related to the coronavirus, some scientists believe that the Chinese virus is not as serious as, for example, SARS.
What is a coronavirus infection?
The coronavirus is currently known to medicine in connection with previous outbreaks of diseases that were caused by this virus. For example, the acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) epidemics in 2012 were caused by certain types of coronaviruses. The main danger to humans they carry because of their mutations, which allow viruses to easily improve resistance to drugs or increase the possibility of penetration into healthy cells. In other words, outbreaks of viral infections always carry the threat of pandemics because of the new abilities of the viruses themselves.

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At the moment, the coronavirus infection has already spread not only across China, but also beyond its borders. Experts have already recorded cases of coronavirus infection in Thailand, the United States, Vietnam, Singapore and Japan. According to the article published on the portal Medicalxpress.com, experts have recorded three cases of a deadly new virus in France. According to the doctor treating patients with coronavirus, the virus does not pose a strong threat, and the threat of an epidemic in the European territory is unlikely. The doctor under whose supervision there are patients in France, notes that those suffering from coronavirus infection arrived in their country from the very province of Wuhan, where the first cases of infection were recorded.Despite the fact that scientists have not been able to figure out how to transmit the coronavirus, all patients who are in Europe are placed in separate, specially equipped rooms in order to prevent further spread of the virus. In addition, experts note that all recorded cases of coronavirus infection in Europe are not a surprise for scientists, since tests have already been developed for rapid diagnosis of the disease at the initial stage.

Experts from France note that the Chinese type of virus is not as dangerous as, for example, SARS. Based on statistical data, experts found that an outbreak of acute respiratory syndrome in 2002 claimed significantly more lives than a real outbreak of the virus over the same period of time. Thus, the death rate from a viral disease that was detected in China is less than 5%, while in SARS it was twice as high.

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