‘Don’t believe the numbers you see’: Johns Hopkins professor says up to 500,000 Americans have coronavirus


65% Off The Best Products at Appliances Connection

 

Adriana BelmonteAssociate Editor
Yahoo Finance

The World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19, also known as the new coronavirus, to be a pandemic on March 11.

The virus has killed thousands of people worldwide, with over 135,000 confirmed cases and over 5,000 deaths. Public reaction has been mixed — many people have been rushing to grocery stores to stock up for a potential quarantine, while others have called the responses to be an overreaction.

According to Dr. Marty Makary, a medical professor at Johns Hopkins University, the coronavirus is something that “people need to take seriously.”

“I’m concerned when I hear a neighbor or a friend say that they’re planning to go to a kid’s swim meet in three weeks or going on vacation next week,” Makary said on Yahoo Finance’s “On the Move” (video above) on Friday. “No — we’re about to experience the worst public health epidemic since polio.”

Keep Reading

Over 4,000 people have died from coronavirus so far. (Graphic: David Foster/Yahoo Finance)
Over 4,000 people have died from coronavirus so far. (Graphic: David Foster/Yahoo Finance)


Clothing, Apparel.

The U.S. has conducted over 13,000 tests for coronavirus since Jan. 18. (Chart: CDC)
The U.S. has conducted over 13,000 tests for coronavirus since Jan. 18. (Chart: CDC)


You're In Luck...a St. Patrick's Day Sale! Get 17% Off Sitewide and Free Delivery on Every Order!

Medical workers at Kaiser Permanente French Campus test a patient for the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, at a drive-thru testing facility in San Francisco, California on March 12, 2020. (Photo by JOSH EDELSON/AFP via Getty Images)
Medical workers at Kaiser Permanente French Campus test a patient for the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, at a drive-thru testing facility in San Francisco, California on March 12, 2020. (Photo by JOSH EDELSON/AFP via Getty Images)



Clothing, Apparel.

Author: admin

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *