GERMAN DOCTORS MADE AN IMPORTANT REPORT ABOUT CORONAVIRUS - How contagious and dangerous is the new virus actually?

Contrary to the scary data on the rapid spread of the new Chinese coronavirus, German doctors say: the power and danger of infection are exaggerated, measles and flu are more contagious. This was reported on the portal say that along with the spread of the coronavirus, unreliable information about it multiplies, panic escalates, conspiracy theories are voiced. All this is due to the fact that a new infection is transmitted by a virus that until now was not known to doctors in this form. Such ignorance gives rise to fear and all kinds of conspiracy theories about the coronavirus.
According to Bernd Salzberger, chairman of the German Society for Infectious Diseases, Chinese coronavirus is more contagious than Sars. However, the latter has a higher incidence of serious diseases. An expert compared coronavirus with measles and stated that it was more contagious.
“The virus is definitely not as contagious as measles.” In order to become infected with it, you need to contact an infected person for a while at a distance of less than one meter. Moreover, a new lung disease in most cases is easy, sometimes even without symptoms, said a German infectious disease doctor.
Another doctor, Clemens Wendtner, treating the first four patients with coronavirus in Germany, shares this opinion. He emphasizes: there is no reason to panic.
“There are viral diseases in the country that are much more contagious and dangerous than the current coronavirus,” the specialist noted.
According to experts, the risk of influenza infection is currently higher than the likelihood of suffering from coronavirus. Flu kills many people every year. In Germany, about 25,000 people died of the flu during the 2017/2018 epidemic season. As an infection, flu is much more dangerous.
Doctors also commented on one of the hottest rumors about a latent symptom of coronavirus. Social networks disseminate information that it manifests itself not only through fever, cough, shortness of breath and fatigue, but also in the form of a skin rash with red itchy spots that may have a black dot in the middle.
“Patients with the Sars virus or with the new coronavirus never had a skin rash,” said Professor Hartmut Hengel, professor of virology at the University Medical Center Freiburg.