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Why Is the Coronavirus Getting So Much Attention?

Coronavirus disease versus the flu According to the Johns Hopkins Medicine web site , as of February 6, 2020, the Coronavirus disease has caused 2, 810 deaths worldwide.  In comparison, the flu kills between 291,000 and 646,00 people every year.  Why has the Coronavirus gotten so much attention?  According to Dr. Bonnie Henry, a BC Health Inspector, the objective is to contain the virus.  In theory, once it has nowhere to spread, it will be restricted to the animal population from which it first emerged. "The Truth about PHEICs" ( P ublic H ealth E mergency of I nternational C oncern) Containment is a nice idea, but it has become obvious that containment and quarantine haven't been working and generally don't work.  In an opinion piece on the Ebola crisis, entitled " The Truth about PHEICs ," Professor Emeritus Johan Giesecke, writing on behalf of the WHO [ W orld H ealth O rganization] Strategic and Technical Advisory Group for Infectious Hazards,