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The World Health Organization (WHO) has just declared the Corona Virus a Pandemic.

Should we be concerned?

You bet we should Pandemic is just not a word from the Greek pan (“all”) and demos (“people”), they have killed billions.

In modern-day terms, it refers to the spread of a disease, not its potency or deadliness but to its self-sustaining lines of infection. 

What does that mean?

Never mind the annual global cost to the world economy are we now to witness’s the uncontained global spread of this virus has obvious serious consequences.

It’s important to know the differences between these two terms.

Pandemic refers to an epidemic that has spread over several countries or continents, usually affecting a large number of people.

The term Epidemic is often broadly used to describe any problem that has grown out of control.

From an epidemiologic standpoint, terms like these direct the public health response to better control and prevent disease.

Their usages are not inappropriate in the modern context, however, they can cause confusion.

While the level of disease occurrence can be described in many ways, it is primarily defined by the below measurable factors:

  • The pattern and speed by which a disease moves (known as the reproduction rate
  • the virus’s incubation period)
  • The size of the susceptible population (known as the critical community size)

 

  • While the terms may suggest that there is a specific threshold by which an event is declared an outbreak, epidemic, or pandemic, the distinction is often blurred.
  • Epidemic suggests a disease that is out of control. 
  • Pandemic is the need for international cooperation.

By contrast, a plague is not an epidemiologic term but one that refers specifically to a contagious bacterial disease characterized by fever and delirium, such as the bubonic plague.

Smallpox is the only human disease that has been eradicated to date.

We now need to to know region by region with total transparency.

There are four coronaviruses that already circulate in human beings. They cause the common cold, and we don’t have vaccines for any of them.

All bullshit must be removed from social media.

All human comments appreciated. All like clicks and abuse chucked in the bin.