Coronavirus Pandemic: 6,700 new cases outside China

There are 6,700 new cases are diagnosed outside China. On Wednesday, WHO (World Health Organization) declared the rapidly spreading coronavirus outbreak a pandemic, by acknowledging what has seemed clear for some time the virus will likely spread to all countries on the globe.

According to experts, the situation will worsen, as many foresee the number of cases to increase and the number of deaths, and the number of affected countries climb even higher.

Why Coronavirus Is a Risk to Half of Americans?

 

All those having chronic health problems are more likely to develop the severe illnesses from the virus and to die, recent research shows.

 

New coronavirus, COVID-19 is a serious threat to the elderly, as federal officials have been at pains to note recently.

It’s is not a small group those with chronic health conditions is another group of Americans who are also at special risk from the infection. Roughly half of all Americans have at least one chronic health condition, and 40% have more than one. That figures includes the elderly. Studies show that heart disease, cancer, diabetes all of these can exacerbate a coronavirus infection, increasing the odds of severe disease and death.

 

The Federal health officials have urged the Americans those who are in their 80s and older to sharply curtail their activities, to reduce the exposure to themselves to infection. But beyond this general advice to all people to wash hands frequently and to avoid the crowds, the officials have said little about those who are younger, and cope with chronic illnesses.

Now after the whole world become victim of COVID-19, some experts are encouraging this broader swath of population to take immediate action to protect themselves.

Who are at risk of dying from COVID-19?

From coronavirus, risk of dying if one contracts the infection begins to rise at a younger age, than federal officials have acknowledged, by suggesting the coronavirus may cut deeply into the fabric of a society, in which many older adults continue to lead active, engaged lives.

Dr. William Schaffner, who is an infectious disease specialist at Vanderbilt University, said that all you folks older than 60 years and those who have underlying illnesses, ought to do personal mitigation starting now.

The virus has also killed the younger people: Dr. Li Wenliang, who is the physician, who died after raising the alarm about the mysterious new illness, he was only 34. But COVID-19 have effected children in very small numbers, and the younger adults have displayed greater resilience.