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How Coronavirus Started.
Weren’t we all just living our lives normally and playing outside with our families, co-workers, friends, etc. just a few months ago? Well, it seems like a long time ago for sure.
In December 2019, reports emerged that a coronavirus, that specialists had never before seen in humans, had begun to spread among the population of Wuhan, a large city in the Chinese province of Hubei.
And this news didn’t even reach many people.
The Initial Timeline-
The virus was first identified amid an outbreak of respiratory illness cases in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China.
It was initially reported to the WHO on December 31, 2019.
On January 30, 2020, the WHO declared the COVID-19 outbreak a global health emergency.
On March 11, 2020, the WHO declared COVID-19 a global pandemic.
As of 29th May, the USA has 1.76M confirmed cases nationwide. Out of them, around only 379000 people have recovered.
Currently, in the USA, different states have proposed different public guidelines and measures for fighting the pandemic.
How Long Will Coronavirus Last?
If the experts are to be believed, the virus can’t easily be defeated. Not very soon to say the least.
“It is important to put this on the table: this virus may become just another endemic virus in our communities, and this virus may never go away,” said Michael Ryan, the WHO’s emergencies chief.
The situation will make us live in line with the virus, just like other flues. We will have to find a way to be safe around it.
“This virus is here to stay,” said Sarah Cobey, an epidemiologist and evolutionary biologist at the University of Chicago. “The question is, how do we live with it safely?”
Infectious disease experts estimate that between 50% and 66% of Americans will need to have protective antibodies against the virus before life might once again look the way we remember. Fifty to 66% is the range that may provide all-important herd immunity, so the virus doesn’t spread through the population, infecting vulnerable people. The safest way to reach that level of immunity is with a vaccine, which is still months and perhaps years away.
Until a vaccine is available, communities will be traveling a difficult road, says Carlos del Rio, MD, an infectious disease expert at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta.
“When you’re driving down a difficult road, sometimes you accelerate and sometimes you have to hit the brakes in order not to crash,” he says.
The Road Ahead
We will have to adjust to the changes the virus has brought into our lives.
We can’t live in quarantine forever.
People will start going out again, to work, to parties, outstations, etc, but with necessary precautions.
Recently, Twitter’s CEO announced that its employees might always work from home.
Now we all know that it is not going to be possible for all.
Rather than waiting for the vaccine to come out, we might have to make it a part of our daily hurdles that we avoid.
At Kupplin Worldwide, we just wish for a healthy move ahead with all the necessary precautions.
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