WHO Expert Makes Sobering Claim About Coronavirus

WHO Expert Makes Sobering Claim About Coronavirus

(ReliableNews.org) – The coronavirus is still spreading rapidly and now a World Health Organization (WHO) expert has made a sobering claim.

Marion Koopmans, head of viroscience at Erasmus University Medical Center in Rotterdam, Netherlands said the virus fits the criteria for “Disease X.” This is a WHO designation for a virus that could turn into a worldwide epidemic.

According to the health organization’s definition, Disease X is created “by a pathogen currently unknown to cause human disease.” Koopmans, who is also a member of WHO’s emergency response team, said the coronavirus is the “the first true pandemic challenge that fits the disease X category.”

Disease X or not, the virus is wreaking havoc on the world. Currently, it’s spread to two dozen countries, infected over 80,000 and killed more than 2,700 people.

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