Coronavirus may infect up to 70% of world's population, expert warns







 News spoke to one of the country's top experts on viruses, Marc Lipsitch from Harvard University, who cautions that 40-70% of the world's population will become infected — and from that number, 1% of people who get symptoms from COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, could die. The virus can spread rapidly and people can transmit it before they know they are infected.
Lipsitch breaks down his findings in this extended conversation with CBS News.
"That is a projection, so we will find out if it's accurate as things go on. It is the best estimate that I've been able to make based on a combination of the mathematical models that we use to track and predict epidemics," Lipsitch said.

https://youtu.be/itR6v4o0L2k

The coronavirus death toll now tops 3,000 worldwide, with nearly 90,000 cases. But even those numbers are nothing compared to what could happen in the months ahead.

Health officials in Washington state said Monday that four more people have died of the new coronavirus, bringing the state's death toll to six. The disease that emerged in central China was taking a mounting toll on American nerves early Monday. Stores in regions with COVID-19 clusters were selling out of basic goods as people stocked up.


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3/2/2020


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