Disease Expert Warns: The “Coronavirus Could Infect 60% of the Population”

by | Feb 12, 2020 | Headline News | 10 comments


An infectious disease expert is warning that if the coronavirus continues to spread at the rate which it is, it could infect 60% of the population.  Because of this, a public health epidemiologist says other countries should consider adopting China-style containment measures.

The coronavirus epidemic could spread to about two-thirds of the world’s population if it cannot be controlled, according to Hong Kong’s leading public health epidemiologist. His warning comes after the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said recent cases of coronavirus patients who had never visited China could be the “tip of the iceberg,” according to a report by The Guardian.



Professor Gabriel Leung, the chair of public health medicine at Hong Kong University, said the overriding question was to figure out the size and shape of the iceberg. Most experts thought that each person infected would go on to transmit the virus to about 2.5 other people. That gave an “attack rate” of 60-80%.

“Sixty percent of the world’s population is an awfully big number,” Leung told the Guardian in London, en route to an expert meeting at the WHO in Geneva on Tuesday. –The Guardian

Even if the general fatality rate is as low as 1%, which Leung thinks is possible once milder cases are taken into account, the death toll would be massive.  And this is all on the assumption that China is accurately reporting the number of cases and deaths. There has been some speculation that based on the crematoriums running all day every day, that the numbers infected and dying are being dramatically understated. 


Leung also suggests that if China’s lockdown and forcing people into quarantine camps has worked, those violent policies should be rolled out worldwide. But if they hasn’t worked, there is another unpalatable truth to face: that the coronavirus might not be possible to contain. Then the world will have to switch tracks: instead of trying to contain the virus, it will have to work to mitigate its effects.

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    1. Yohan Smythe

      They don’t want to contain it, other than on a ship…so that can the real numbers on who is left standing.

    2. Andrea Iravani

      Great, another thing to worry about, as if suddenly realizing two and a half years ago that I am livng in a nation controlled by and largely inhabitted by retarded, sick, evil, sadistic, corrupt barbarians isn’t bad enough!

      • Montana Guy

        Andrea, it is almost impossible to motivate Americans is because the nation that they think they live in simply no longer exists. Yea it still hold meaningless elections and wages war against meaningless nations.

        The good news is that opportunities to regain Liberty will present themselves. Where you are and who you are with will make all the difference.

        • Andrea Iravani

          Really? Is the coronavirus strain in America genetically designed strictly to eliminate retarded, sadistic, corrupt, evil barbarians in America?

          Sorry for being so sarcastic, but this country is just too corrupt. If it was just the government, that could be fixed PDQ, but it is most Amercans, proven by the fact that all institutions and publicly traded corporations in America are thouroughly corrupt, which could not be the case if the majority of Americans were not corrupt. This is the price of ego. JD would rather be America’s number one drug king pin, importing a shipload of heroin, than resign. People prefer title,status, and frivolity to an honest dollar. There is no hope.


        YES YOU SURE ARE……..

        • Andrea Iravani

          Yes, I certainly am. The faked 9/11 attacks are solid proof that I offer to you as exhibit A. The U.S. has incited wars and coups all over the world against innocent individuals and countries, many of which they went to war against on the false allegations of the faked 9/11 attacks for which America itself, in addition to Israel, and Saudi Arabia, our partners in crime were responsible for, content to shift the blame and murder innocent people for something that they had done themselves. Similar to blaming Russia for everything. Yes, this country is run by and largely occupied by sick, retarded, sadistic, corrupt barbarians. How much proof do you need?

    3. Anonymous

      I personally think this is being blown out of proportion. I really hope I’m right about it.

    4. lancelot

      Actually it would really good to reduce world population by 60 % There are too many people here on earth. Need to thin the herd .

      • Frank Thoughts

        Like all viruses it is opportunistic. To spread in an out of control fashion, it needs plenty of people in unhygienic conditions with low immune systems and barely existing public health systems. That describes the third world.

        India, China (most Chinese are still rural and live in filthy conditions with HIV undiagnosed and untreated) and Africa, a place awash in filth (flying toilets!!) and ignorance and promiscuity.

        Coronavirus is going to go insane in these places. It will also take down malfunctioning public health systems such as the NHS which can’t handle the oldies who don’t excercise or eat well.

        In a sense it will be a learning lesson and what will emerge from the other side will be a more stable world population and health systems driven by data.

    5. Clown World

      Now, someone will finally care about those Facebook posts, where you write that you visited some boring, local venue (with patient 0.)

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