Why are we taking the novel Coronavirus so seriously when Flu has killed more people annually?
Seema Garg
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This was a point of discussion in our last meeting and as I looked into it more after, below appear to be some of the reasons:
  • Its a new virus and we don't have any built up immunity to it in our bodies
  • Infection rate is higher than Flu but more concerning is that Hospitalization rate is much higher than Flu and we don't have the infrastructure to support that many Hospitalizations
  • There are no proven therapeutics just yet, so we are unable to prescribe a treatment to infected people
  • There is no proven vaccine that we could use to immunize people