Since a few weeks, the news of coronavirus has gripped the whole world. Initiated in Wuhan, China, the coronavirus is a severe respiratory illness with over 20,000 reported cases globally. In fact, the epidemic is spreading wildly and surpassing the SARS outbreak of 2002 – 2003. In fact, the World Health Organization recorded approximately 5,327 cases of SARS in China during the SARS epidemic. However, the number of fatalities from coronavirus is now four times as high.
According to the WHO, the death toll for SARS was reportedly 349, by the time the disease came to an end. However, the coronavirus is currently on ‘a roll’ and so far has taken over 425 lives. On just Monday alone, China reported 57 new deaths.
Scientists and health experts all over the world are racing to find a treatment and vaccine to stop the spread of the virus. However, as of this writing, they have not seen any success. Unfortunately, the epidemic continues to spread violently and authorities predict that the damage from the same would be far greater than SARS.