6Scientists Revealed How COVID-19 Is Different from Its Modern Predecessors
The COVID-19-causing virus was first transferred from animals to humans at a seafood market in the Chinese city of Wuhan, scientists believe. At a certain point, the virus started to spread across the local community. The sparking chain of transmission kept growing, until the virus became a threat to the international community. The characteristics of the novel coronavirus, along with modern international travel, enabled the virus to cross the borders of multiple countries, infecting over 200,000 individuals around the world within a few months. Recent updates suggest that the death toll has already topped 8,000. According to some reports, more than 100 people died so far in the U.S. because of the virus. However, the toll is expected to increase significantly in the days to come.
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