Coronovirus v Pandoravirus
It's terrifying how closely the current Coronovirus outbreak is to Pandoravirus:
Outbreak in China, and quarantined cities.
Human-to-human transmission, with pre-symptom contagiousness.
Stock markets falling dramatically.
Shopping malls deserted, Apple, Starbucks and Ikea have temporarily closed stores.
U.S. consulate evacuation.
International airlines have canceled flights.
Coronovirus is strikingly similar to the all to real SARS outbreak of nearly 20 years ago, and while SARS terrified and stung the global economy, Coronovirus is a FAR greater menace. In the two decades since SARS, China has evolved into a lynch-pin of the global economy and become far more accessible for travelers, making the epidemic a substantially more potent threat.
Patients may spread the virus during an incubation period
lasting up to 14 days before symptoms appear.
In the first three weeks of Coronovirus outbreak, there
were more deaths than attributed to SARS in total!
The scientific difference from Pandoravirus? Coronovirus’ rate of transmissibility is slightly lower, and some symptoms differ.
Experts claim to be divided about whether MERS-CoV
has pandemic potential....