This article first featured in Edition #11 of the RMD magazine (March 7, 2020)
Coronavirus has set the world into panic stations, as the latest strain of a form of viruses which includes seasonal flu emerged in Wuhan, China and has since begun spreading globally. Still in the virus’ early stages, health officials around the world have rushed around to try and contain the virus, which increasingly looks set to become the newest name on the list of regular illnesses people must be careful about.
Much like seasonal flu, pneumonia (the very condition this latest coronavirus’ infection, Covid-19, presents patients with) it can be deadly, particularly to those with who are either elderly or suffering from underlying health conditions which may impact their immune system’s responses. However, it is worth understanding, despite the end-of-the-world rhetoric some sections of the media keep peddling, that this latest virus still has not proven itself as deadly as the aforementioned conditions like seasonal flu, which kill significantly more people each year than Covid-19 has done in the current outbreak, but which are now commonplace and so not treat with the same mass hysteria.
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