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Coronavirus Has A Pretty High Infection Rate

From now on, all countries need to take real and solid measures for threats and dangers that do not seem to affect them

Coronavirus is actually an unknown member of a well-known virus family. This unfamiliarity for the virus is what makes us so helpless against it throughout the world. Another important reason is that it has a pretty high infection rate. To give an example; the virus has a much lower mortality rate than the Ebola, SARS and MERS from the same family, but when it comes to the infectiousness, it’s the exact opposite. While infection shows itself right after the symptoms in this kind of diseases, both the symptoms and infection appear after a longer period in the coronavirus. In brief, we are fighting against a highly infectious pandemic different from all the diseases we have seen so far, and we don’t have a medicine or a vaccine for it yet.

Pandemic is not a problem easy to get over. Therefore, from now on, all countries need to take real and solid measures for threats and dangers that doesn’t seem to affect them and to create effective control mechanisms against the third waves.

Harvard University JS Simmons Professor of Genetics and Metabolism Gökhan Hotamışlıgil

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