Læge: Den voldsomme mediedækning slår coronafrygten ud af proportioner

It could infect 60% of global population if unchecked Prof. Gabriel Leung Expert on coronavirus epidemics Chair of Public Health Medicine Hong Kong University Feb. 11, 2020 “Sixty per cent of the world’s population is an awfully big number”

The overriding question is to figure out the size and shape of the iceberg.

Most experts thought that each person infected would go on to transmit the virus to about 2.5 other people. That gave an “attack rate” of 60-80%.

Even if the general fatality rate is as low as 1%, which Leung thinks is possible once milder cases are taken into account, the death toll would be massive.

Prof. Gabriel Leung is one of the world’s experts on coronavirus epidemics, played a major role in the Sars outbreak in 2002-03, and works closely with other leading scientists at Imperial College London and Oxford University.

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