Coronavirus – An epidemic or a Pandemic?

WHO is not yet ready to even call Coronavirus an epidemic.

On the other hand the number of countries so far where Coronavirus cases have been identified has gone up from 1 – China to more than 14 at this time on Saturday Jan 25th morning EST

Considering the basic reproduction number of the Coronavirus which is between 1.54 to 2.5, it is estimated that the number of infected cases will double approximately every 2 days even with the travel restrictions currently in place in China. Projections from epidemiologists suggest that we will reach the number of infected of over 250,000 humans in not more than the next 15 days – before Feb 10th. Think of that for a moment and let that sink in.

With that note, why don’t you ponder if this is an epidemic or a pandemic….

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