What makes this virus something so lethal and fearsome? What.
it specifically about? This virus.
There are six kinds of Corona viruses we know about. Before.
two of them, SARS and MERS kill a lot of people. Those were both coronaviruses. Yeah, Stars kills about 10% of people who get it. Starts have gone. Murders kills About 30% of people who get.
those are high death rates. Absolutely. But there are four other Corona viruses that cause about 1/4 of all the common colds in this year. And you, Fadel, I've had all that. Everybody's had alarm. So we've had Corona viruses and just maybe not called them corner virus. Yes, you called them? I had a cold.
there. Many causes of the common cold, but some of the most popular ones of four different coronaviruses.
This doesn't give you a common cold. It attach is deep in your lungs, so you don't get runny nose as much as you get fevers and cough. And then ultimately, if it keeps getting bad, you get pneumonia.
And that's what kills a lot of people. The final stage of this and it's a viral pneumonia, so giving antibiotics does not help.
said makes me think that in the grand scheme.
this Corona virus is not as bad as.
a SARS or Immers. So help.
understand why, even though it's seemingly statistically not as bad as those, it is something quite worrisome. SARS and MERS, if you get them, are very likely to kill you, but you're very unlikely to get them because they don't transmit very easily.
If you don't hang around camels or emergency rooms in Saudi Arabia, you're unlikely to get MERS.
This Corona virus is very transmissible, not as transmissible is measles.
about as transmissible is flu. Maybe a little bit less, but it's quite transmissible Name. We saw that on the Diamond Princess. Here you had a boat with three or four people who might have had the virus on, and then suddenly they were What was it? 600 people who had the virus on it.
That's a transmissible virus, and why is it so transmissible. What is it about the virus? Do we know? We don't know. We know that it attach is to some receptors deep in the lung, called the ace to receptors. But then, so to other viruses, we don't know why this one jumps easily. Something in the genome does it, but we haven't pinpointed that genetic change yet, so we.