SARS Disappeared, What Will Be The Future of Covid-19

Nobody has a crystal ball. We cannot predict the future even with knowledge of the past.

SARS, which stands for severe acute respiratory syndrome-related coronavirus is a species of coronavirus that infected humans, bats, and other mammals. It emerged onto the scene in 2002 and resulted in 8000 cases, infecting 26 countries and causing 812 deaths worldwide. The United States only had 73 cases. Key symptoms include a dry cough, much like Covid-19, a fever, and diarrhea.

By July 2003, the SARS pandemic was contained and ended but served as a warning for future pandemics that may be more easily transmitted and may have a longer life spam such as Covid-19.

Although it appears the Covid-19 curve is flattening in California, there have been hundreds of thousands more cases of the novel coronavirus in the United States with thousands of more deaths. California residents are not out of the woods yet and the state’s stay at home order is in effect until May 15th.

There is no cure for Covid-19 however new reports are showing promise for a drug called remdesivir. Patients with severe respiratory symptoms have been able to leave the hospital within a week of taking this experimental drug according to the doctor leading the clinical trial.

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