Coronavirus Updates Across the Globe
Over 90,000 victims have fallen ill to the Coronavirus known as COVID-19 and as of March 4th, 2020, there are over 130 cases of Coronavirus in the USA. It’s important for us to be aware of Coronavirus news updates happening across the world.
The global outbreak that started late last year shows no signs of stopping any time soon. Despite the slow transmission rate in China, with the daily average of new cases being around 300 as opposed to it being around 900 earlier in February, new cases occur at a rapid pace outside of China.
Much about the Coronavirus is still unknown to us, despite scientists’ best efforts in discovering more about the virus.
“Will the Coronavirus become a global pandemic?” is still a question that remains to be answered.
[Updated as of March 12, COVID-19 has been declared as a pandemic by the World Health Organization].
The World Health Organization (WHO) has initially referred the outbreak to be an epidemic instead of a pandemic. At the moment, data does not support a global pandemic as of yet, based on its findings and as mentioned by Dr. Mike Ryan, the head of WHO’s Emergency Health Program.
“If we say there’s a pandemic of [the] Coronavirus, we’re essentially accepting that every human on the planet will be exposed… China has clearly shown that that’s not necessarily the natural outcome of this event if we take action.”
However, it recently changed its risk of spread and impact on its page from ‘high’ to ‘very high’.
According to Dr. Peter Rabinowitz, a professor of environmental and occupational health sciences at the University of Washington, “The situation could definitely get worse and that needs to be understood. At the same time, it’s sufficiently concerning now that preparations should be underway to be ready for a worsening situation.”
Therefore, with that in mind, our goal for this page is to keep you informed on Coronavirus updates globally. Be it information regarding Coronavirus in China or Coronavirus USA, we want you to be informed and safe.
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