The Coronavirus seems to be inevitable after it first exploded in Wuhan, China in late last year, it has spread through , over 125 countries and territories.
Recently, COVID-19 infected some 134,769 people and kills 4,983, as virus strain is widely known.
With 1,016 and 429 deaths outside China respectively, Italy and Iran remain the most affected countries, the epicenter of the disease. The World Health Organization called the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic in view of the ever-deteriorating situation.
However, Harvard University epidemiologists predicted that the number of infections and deaths is nothing compared to what will happen in coming months.
Experts say that about 70% of the world’s population will get the coronavirus, and 1% of the total population will die of the affliction.
Marc Lipsitch, Director of the Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics at Harvard University, says that it is impossible to stop the outbreak of Coronavirus now.
Lipsitch states that Coronavirus is about 10 times bigger than SARS and MERS that broke out in 2003 and 2012 respectively. COVID-19 is way more prevalent than SARS and MERS at this point.
The only way to contain the outbreak of Coronavirus is to avoid human-to-human contact as much as possible. All kinds of public gatherings should be barred either by legal authorities or voluntarily.
Notwithstanding the havoc this disease will wreak, it would not be enough to bring down humankind to its knees but things will remain terrible for a while, epidemiologists have stated.