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What We See Is a Drop in a Sea!

Updated on March 1, 2020
The total number of deaths in China has increased to 1018 people (AP)
The total number of deaths in China has increased to 1018 people (AP)

Wuhan, the capital of China's Hubei Province, is actually three cities: Wuchang, Hankou and Hanyang, which are divided by the Yangtze and Hanging rivers. One day, the city was said that if you wanted to find the happiest people, go to Wuhan, the city that would have been competing with New York, dating back 3,500 years. I want a lot for Wuhan, but nature wants something else.

The death toll is increasing, while the injuries are in the thousands. Last Tuesday was the darkest of the days: 108 deaths, with the total number increased to 1112 people, while the total number of injuries from the beginning of the epidemic to this point reached 44,789 people. 5354 cases of injuries, of which 4,336 people were treated, while the rest of them died, which means that the final outcome so far is 37,789 injured, 81 percent of them, or 31,803 people, are in moderate condition, while 19 percent or 7,345 people are in critical condition. According to the director of the World Health Organization, Tidros Adhanum Gebresus, the most important issue in the battle against the new "Corona Virus" is the speed with which it spreads outside of China, where “a small number of cases were detected that could indicate a wider transmission in other countries. In short, what we see may be just a drop in the ocean”.

How the Virus Spreads.....?

The virus infects the respiratory system, and is transmitted through contact with an infected person through coughing, sneezing, saliva or nasal secretions. Scientists believe that a person is at risk of contracting the virus if it is within one meter of the infected person. Health officials stress that the following precautions are taken: washing hands frequently, covering the face while coughing or sneezing. If the person is infected, he must wear a mask to protect others. Diarrhea may be a secondary means of transmitting the disease, according to a team of researchers. Chinese scientists indicated in the "New England Journal of Medicine" that the infected person will transmit the disease to an average of 2.2 people. This is a higher rate of transmission of winter influenza (1,3), and less than any other infectious disease such as measles (more than 12), and similar to the proportion of SARS (3) that spread in China in 2002 and 2003.

The first vaccine against the virus will not be available until after 18 months, according to «World Health»

When does the Disease Become Contagious?

Scientists initially believed that the virus became contagious within days of the onset of symptoms, as had happened in the case of the SARS virus, according to Arno Fontanet, of the Pasteur Institute, told AFP. However, they now believe it can become contagious before that. "Today, everyone agrees that the period of infection begins as soon as symptoms appear," Fontanet said. He added that «some cases of infection were recorded from people who did not show symptoms, and the person who does not show symptoms does not cough, so, the transmission of the virus from those makes the containment of the virus a difficult process due to the difficulty of monitoring them». These cases of infection prompted the deputy head of the Shanghai Civil Affairs Bureau, Zeng Chun, to say at a press conference: “The new corona virus can be transmitted via aerosol,” meaning that the virus, as it exits the infected person, merges with other particles in the air. , Which gives him the ability to move farther distances, to return and infect those who breathe air in them.

In a new study published on the website "medrxiv" for medical scientific papers, in which 37 Chinese specialists participated, including doctor Zhong Nanshan, the discoverer of SARS, there is talk of one of the most terrifying things. As it was previously said that the period of "Incubation", that is, the patient's pregnancy for injury without the appearance of symptoms, ranges from zero to 14 days, while the paper indicates that the duration is more than that, and can reach 24 days! If this is correct, then it means that we are facing a catastrophe, as countries and medical authorities around the world went into preventive detention for 14 days, and those who did not show symptoms of the disease during that period were released, but this study shows that all the efforts that were made until the moment were not It is sufficient, and that these bodies may have released one of the injured on the basis of non-infection, which may explain the "global health" fear of increasing cases outside China.

The Most Prominent Developments Around the World

Outside mainland China, the virus has killed two people, the first in the Philippines and the second in Hong Kong, while more than 400 infections have been confirmed in about thirty countries. But the scenario that was raising fears has become real: a British man who has never visited China caught the disease in Singapore and passed it on to his friends while they were in an apartment in the Alps in France, to be diagnosed in Britain later. This British citizen, who announced yesterday that he had "fully recovered", accidentally transmitted the infection to at least 11 people, including five who were hospitalized in France, five others in Britain, and a man on the Spanish island of Majorca. Tidros Adhannum Gebresus, last Monday, warned that "monitoring this small number of cases could end up with a larger outbreak" of the epidemic. So far, most of the injuries recorded abroad include returnees from Wuhan. In Asia, thousands of travelers and crew remain isolated on two cruise ships. At least 135 people were confirmed injured on the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship off the coast of Japan.


The Director-General of «World Health», yesterday, that the first vaccine against the new Corona virus will not be available until after 18 months, «So, we must do everything now using the available weapons». He added that "the new Corona virus will be called Covid-19". China is struggling to control the epidemic, and has taken strict measures to close down entire cities and prevent its residents from leaving their homes unless necessary. In a related context, Chinese TV announced yesterday that two of the senior local officials in Hubei, the region in central China in which the emerging Corona virus appeared, were dismissed by a decision of the Hubei Standing Committee of the Chinese Communist Party, in one of the strict measures proving The seriousness of China in its fight against the virus.


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