The coronavirus disaster.
Fear of disease COVID-19 has caused a recession in the world economy, but this fear is unwarranted.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), coronaviruses are an extensive family of viruses that can cause disease in both animals and humans. In humans, several coronaviruses are known to cause respiratory infections that can range from the common cold to more serious illnesses such as Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). The most recently discovered coronavirus causes coronavirus disease COVID-19. COVID-19 is the most recently discovered infectious disease caused by the coronavirus. Both the new virus and the disease were unknown before the outbreak in Wuhan, China in December 2019. The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. Some patients may experience pain, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat, or diarrhea. These symptoms are usually mild and appear gradually. Some people become infected but do not develop any symptoms and are not ill. Most people (about 80%) recover from the disease without needing any special treatment. About 1 in 6 people who get COVID-19 develop a serious illness and have trouble breathing. Older people and those with underlying medical conditions, such as high blood pressure, heart problems, or diabetes, are more likely to develop serious illness. About 2% of people who have contracted the disease have died. People with fever, cough, and shortness of breath should seek medical attention.
So we see that it is not the first coronavirus that reaches the human being, and that it does not present mortality figures very different from that of the common flu. And that it is also treated with paracetamol or aspirin, that is, like the common flu.
In Spain today March 13 there are 3,148 cases diagnosed, of course there will be many more undiagnosed, and 86 people died with COVID-19. In 2019, 6,300 people died in Spain from the common flu.
So it is logical the health emergency caused, with the closure of companies, the cancellation of many activities and the panic caused in the population? Are we crazy? And there is talk of closing the Community of Madrid, which has 48 deceased people.
To the world health authorities, I say, hey, you are fools, and you have caused a major economic crisis due to an infection that is similar to the flu. They have no idea what they are doing. They are going to cause far more suicide deaths from people who are going to lose business and jobs than those killed by this new flu. The way of acting of this rabble shows how little they care about ordinary people that we look like toys to them.