Researchers from Harvard Claim 70% of Humankind Will Be Infected by Coronavirus
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Researchers from Harvard Claim 70% of Humankind Will Be Infected by Coronavirus

Seemingly impossible to contain, Coronavirus first broke out in Wuhan, China at the end of 2019 and recently has swept across 125 countries and territories.

According to the brand new report, the virus has infected more than 134,769 individuals and killed 4,983.

Reports have said that Iran and Italy remain the most affected countries with 1,016 and 429 deaths respectively outside China, the epicenter of the disease.

Keeping the ever-deteriorating situation in mind, the WHO {World Health Organization} has declared the Coronavirus outbreak as a pandemic.

However, Harvard University has projected that the number of infections and deaths is nothing compared to the upcoming months.

Experts have said that more than 70 percent of the world population will contract the disease and only 1 percent of the entire population is projected to die from Coronavirus.

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The director of the Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics at Harvard University Mr. Marc Lipsitch said that it is impossible to stop the outbreak of Coronavirus at a time.

He states that this disease is about 10 times bigger than MERS and SARS that broke out in 2003 and 2012. Coronavirus is way more prevalent than SARS and MERS at this point.

The only way to contain the outbreak of this disease is to avoid human to human contact as much as possible; every kind of public gatherings must be barred either by legal authorities and voluntarily.

Epidemiologists have stated that “Notwithstanding the havoc this disease will wreak, it would not be enough to bring down humankind to its knees things will remain terrible for a while.”

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