Coronavirus to turn into a seasonal flu?

The Wuhan coronavirus outbreak which was declared as an international public health emergency concern by the World Health Organization (WHO) has currently spread outside China and gripped the entire world. Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organization had earlier made the announcement and explained why WHO decided to declare this as an international emergency. Dr. Ghebreyesus said this would give WHO greater powers to guide and oversee the response, since this outbreak of coronavirus could be devastating if it spreads to countries with weak public health systems. Its seems like WHO predicted the correct thing, as currently the number of infected people is nearing 1 lakh around the world and 3000 people have lost their lives due to this deadly coronavirus. But what happens to be more frightening is some scientists have reported that this Coronavirus might turn out to be a seasonal infection or flu. Some scientists have claimed that the Covid-19 or coronavirus might become a perpetual illness like colds, chest infections and the flu and end up affecting people every winter. But what makes it worse is that for now there’s no direct cure for coronavirus. Professor John Oxford, from Queen Mary University in London said, “If you look at other members of the coronavirus family, which are respiratory viruses, and we've known about them for the last 50 years or more, they're seasonal. They're just like the common cold, there's probably a few thousand people infected with them at the moment in England. Whether Covid-19 will fit into that pattern or not, we will just have to wait and see but my guess is it will”.

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