From just a flu to a deeply deadly disease, the novel Coronavirus doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon. In many cases, people who become infected get over the virus without any complications; there’s even a high possibility that many of them have already been infected without knowing. For that, check out these 14 Signs You’ve Already Had Coronavirus Earlier This Year. But for many other people, the virus could come with serious complications and even be life-threatening.
Needless to say, we should not underestimate this virus and what it can do. On the other hand, we should not live our lives in panic, hidden under a rock. That being said, check out these 10 things that cut off your panic about the coronavirus.
We know more about the disease and how to test it
When the first cases had surfaced in Wuhan, China, scientists and health experts managed to identify the virus rather quickly. Only a few days after the coronavirus had been officially identified, a test to detect the virus was developed and put into use.
Compared to other past viruses that took much longer to be identified, this prompt detection means that researchers are also remarkably close to developing an effective vaccine and treatment. Vaccines usually require years but in the case of COVID-19, scientists all over the world are racing to find a cure by next year.
It’s getting better in China where it was first reported
Since it first emerged in Wuhan, Hubei Province, around 90 000 people in China have been infected with the novel coronavirus, and at the moment, around 52,000 of those have recovered. As of October 2020, China had confirmed 4739 deaths. This means that, although the situation in the United States is far worse than that in China, the vast majority of people that contract the virus should be able to recover. This also suggests that the number of recoveries should also increase around the world.