The who said the threat of infection with the novel coronavirus for a third of the population of the Earth.
Expert at the world health organization the Ira Longini noted that the quarantine can only slow but not stop the spread of the disease.
NEW YORK, February 14. /TASS/. Infection with the novel coronavirus could face at least one third of the population. With such a forecast made by an American scientist, co-Director of the Centre for statistics of infectious diseases at the University of Florida and an expert at the world health organization (who), the Ira Longini. His words are quoted on Thursday by Bloomberg.
Longini notes that the quarantine can only slow but not stop the spread of the virus, as he was able to penetrate beyond China before the introduction of these measures. He emphasizes that currently, each infected person passes the virus on average two or three people, which can cause infected will be about two-thirds of the population.
In this case, even if it has found a way twice to slow down the spread of the virus, infected people run the risk to be about 30% of people on the planet, the scientists said.
“The tactics of surveillance and deterrence will not bring significant results, if not change the ability [of the virus] is transmitted from person to person], – quotes the words of Longini Bloomberg. – Isolation and quarantine is not able to stop the virus.”
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