What We Know About COVID-19The novel Coronavirus is dangerous because, in part, it is so new. We don’t know much about it compared to other diseases such as influenza or measles. On top of this, most people are not immune to it since their immune system has never encountered it before. While much is still up in the air about the coronavirus, here is what we do know about it:
- It is highly infectious
- It can be transmitted to others by person-to-person contact, and through touching contaminated surfaces.
- Even asymptomatic people can transmit it
- The WHO estimates there is a 3.4% mortality rate