“Coronavirus Is 10 Times Deadlier Than Swine Flu” – WHO
According to the World Health Organization, Coronavirus disease is now 10 times deadlier than the Swine Flu. Swine Flu was also considered a global pandemic back in 2010. WHO also addressed the need for a vaccine to prevent further transmission.
WHO Chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that they are continuously learning some new things about the Coronavirus disease. The disease has affected more than 1.5 million and around 115,000 deaths are confirmed.
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Tedros said in a virtual hearing, “We know that COVID-19 spreads fast, and we know that it is deadly, 10 times deadlier than the 2009 flu pandemic”.
The Swine Flu was first found in Mexico and the United States in March of 2009. There were around 18,500 casualties but the Lancet medical estimated the numbers to be between 151,700 and 575,400.
It was said that Lancet Medical included the deaths in Africa and Southeast Asia, which were not accounted for by the World Health Organization.
Swine Flu was declared a global pandemic in June 2009 and was over by August 2010. The pandemic wasn’t as deadly as expected. Vaccines were developed and distributed globally.
Tedros exclaimed that there are some nations that are experiencing doubling of cases every 3 to 4 days. He also addressed that if countries take proper precautions before widespread, they could prevent the transmission to a great extent.
It is found that more than half of the world’s population is under quarantine and is staying home. All this is a small contribution to prevent further spread of the virus. Tedros also warned that “our global connectedness means the risk of reintroduction and resurgence of the disease will continue”.