NEW HAVEN, CT (WFSB) – On Thursday night, a team of Yale doctors confronted the coronavirus outbreak that has spread to 28 countries and killed more than 600 people in China.

The doctors shared what people need to know to stay safe.

The coronavirus is brand new, so our bodies immune systems haven’t built up a resistance, so there’s no reference point for doctors as the critical research continues.

Kai Chen is a Yale climate change professor and has worried family and friends back in China who are already isolating themselves.

“Outsiders cannot enter our village,” Chen said.

The rural town he’s from is more than 550 miles away from Wuhan, which is almost the distance from Connecticut to Cleveland.

“They are wondering when life will go back to normal,” Chen said.

While that remains unclear, Yale doctors held a forum trying to clear up a lot of misinformation around the coronavirus.

First, they say the origin came from a mammal, like a bat.

The virus is powerful, not as easily transmittable as measles, but more than Ebola.

“It’s comparable to SARS, it’s more than the flu,” said Dr. Saad Omer, Yale Institute for Global Health.

The doctors say preventing it is just as simple as how people try to prevent the flu.

“Hand washing, coughing into your elbow,” said Lisa Sanders, Yale School of Medicine.

In the U.S., masks have already been running out.

“There’s no evidence that wearing a mask will keep you from getting it,” Sanders said.

With the death toll and amount of cases rising every day in China, a sense of panic has spread around the world. With the coronavirus now in 28 countries, doctors say that’s understandable.

“I think that we need to acknowledge that we have to try to make sure nothing bad happens, while saying the risk right now seems limited and acknowledge we don’t know what the future holds,” Sanders said.

What’s most frightening is that doctors say it can take up to 10 days before patients actually exhibit symptoms, so people may have it and be spreading the coronavirus without even knowing it.

Yale doctors say with SARS, only people with symptoms were infectious. Pinpointing if seemingly healthy people can spread the coronavirus before symptoms show will be crucial in containing this.

There are some positives. Doctors wanted to stress that if you’re a healthy person, the effects shouldn’t be too severe. They admit, this is not a simple cold and there is a higher death rate, but they’re not seeing severe symptoms with relatively health people.

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"amount of cases rising every ... a sense of panic has spread around the world"

I'm not surprised by this quote in the body of the article.

It stimulates the fear response, and fear is a big motivator used by all media to

sell their stuff. I can't imagine this kind of quote is meant to help people be

informed about the reality of disease.

Lets take for example the USA. A website form reports

as of 3/24/2020, the total cases of this virus at 48,778 with a column that says new cases of 5,044 and a column that says total recovered of 295.

My IQ is only 110, but shouldn't the Total recovered equal more than the New cases ?

And why is the Total Cases the focus ? It is just historical.

It is not the Total number of cases that exist instantaneously

which is the only statistic that matters.

So there you go media, report the current number of infected people

for us instead of the running total of people that got infected.

It's something real. So you can be thought of as real and responsible

instead of fear monger type of people.


The Corona Virus In Poem

A mother exclaims out to the World of the pain of her child stricken with disease's pain,

and is swiftly stomped in the face with nature's boot stating,

"You have no evidence but to your own bosom which would inform your child",

"Therefore you will be placed at great loss, a fool, and a mocking to motherhood".

Our cause for the coronavirus is to state "What humans do when a part of their cold/flu symptoms", just as any other life discipline. I'm sure many countries other than the United States have persons which understand this and may save the living.


have a look at corona virus poster


Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV-2). A novel coronavirus (nCoV) named SARS-CoV-2 is a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans. SARS-CoV-2 is an enveloped, positive-sense, single-stranded RNA beta-coronavirus.It causes the disease COVID-19 in human. The disease is associated with the common cold, pneumonia, and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and can also affect the gut.

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