Is the Coronavirus a Pandemic, and Does That Matter? 4 Questions Answered
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Editor’s note: The new coronavirus has now affected more than 20,000 people in China and claimed more lives as of Feb. 4 than the SARS epidemic from 2002 to 2004. Hong Kong has reported its first death. Some public health officials have said the outbreak is likely to soon be a pandemic, but the World Health Organization said Feb. 4 that it isn’t, yet. Just what is a pandemic anyway? An epidemiologist and public health researcher explains.
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Is the Coronavirus a Pandemic, and Does That Matter? 4 Questions Answered.