Information about the new deadly coronavirus has gone viral. Conspiracy theories have spread across the global Internet since the Chinese government first announced, on December 31, that a mysterious pneumonia was sweeping the city of Wuhan.
A little more than two months later, the coronavirus has killed more than 1,000 people and infected tens of thousands in more than 20 countries, and has already become a major concern not only of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), but also for technology companies such as Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and TikTok.
Real human life is in danger, and censorship has spread to social networks.
President of WHO states Coronavirus is a threat to humanity
Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, president of the World Health Organization, has acknowledged that the outbreak is an immediate emergency for China, but also acknowledged that other countries could be in serious danger . He urged countries to share samples of the virus and accelerate research on medicines and vaccines.
“With 99% of cases in China, this remains an emergency for that country, but a very serious threat to the rest of the world,” said Dr. Ghebreyesus.
Dr. Ghebreyesus made these controversial statements at a conference held in Geneva with more than 400 researchers and experts in the field, including some who participated in a video conference from mainland China and Taiwan. According to official figures, more than 43,000 people worldwide have contracted the deadly infection, and more than 1,000 people have died. The WHO president also emphasized in poorer countries, such as Africa and Asia, that do not have the money or the ability to contain the virus.
“What matters most is to stop the outbreak and save lives,” Dr. Ghebreyesus continued. “We hope that one of the results of this meeting will be an agreed roadmap for the research around which researchers and donors will align.”
He added that countries, companies and scientists around the world must work together to try to understand the virus and find a way to stop it. Experts are concerned that if people travel to poorer countries with worse health systems, the virus could spread without control . Although worst of all, Dr. Ghebreyesus acknowledged that it is completely impossible to predict how the outbreak would be triggered.
“In recent days, we have seen some worrying cases of subsequent transmission of people without a history of travel to China. The detection of the small number of cases could be the spark that becomes a major fire, but for now, it is just a spark. My biggest concern is that today there are countries that do not have the systems to detect people who have contracted with the virus, even if it arises. Urgent support is needed to strengthen weak health systems to detect, diagnose and care for people with the virus, to prevent further transmission from person to person and protect health workers, ” concludes Dr. Ghebreyesus.
It could infect 60% of the world’s population
The coronavirus epidemic is far from over, as it could spread to approximately two thirds of the world’s population if it cannot be controlled. According to Professor Gabriel Leung, an epidemiologist at the University of Hong Kong, he said that each infected person would transmit the virus to another 2.5 people . That gives an “attack rate” of 60-80%.
“60% of the world’s population is a terribly large number,” Leung told the British newspaper The Guardian.
Even if the overall mortality rate is as low as 1%, which Leung believes is possible once the milder cases are taken into account, the death toll would be huge. Professor Leung, one of the world’s experts in coronavirus epidemics, warned in late January that outbreaks are likely to “grow exponentially.” in the cities of China, one or two weeks late with respect to Wuhan. Elsewhere, independent self-sufficient outbreaks in major cities around the world could become inevitable due to the substantial movement of infected people but who had not yet developed symptoms, and the absence of public health measures to stop the spread. But if the Chinese containment does not work, then we would face another much worse scenario: that the coronavirus might not be possible to contain.
Out of control
As we can verify this information does not come from conspiracy theorists or alternative news, they are from the president of WHO and one of the best epidemiologists in the world. Not to mention that it has already been shown that the numbers of dead and infected are much higher than the official ones. In addition, satellite images have shown alarming levels of sulfur dioxide around Wuhan, the zero zone of the coronavirus. High levels of sulfur dioxide have also been recorded in the city of Chongqing, which is also in quarantine. Scientists say that sulfur dioxide is produced when bodies are incinerated, and also when medical waste is incinerated, so it would show that there are thousands of cremations every day.
And to this, we must add that as the exiled Chinese businessman Guo Wengui recently revealed leaks of the Wuhan crematoriums. It states that, depending on the number of bodies that burn their furnaces, the death toll could reach 50,000. He also claims to have insider information that there are 1.5 million confirmed cases of coronaviruses in China. Wengui emphasizes that these are not simply quarantined or “under observation” , but confirmed cases of coronavirus infection.
It seems that no one can deny that we are facing an imminent pandemic worldwide and that it is only a matter of time that ends up infecting more than 60% of the population.
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