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5 Ways COVID-19 Is Affecting Malaysians

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The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is certainly a serious health emergency in China. But how worried should we be about the virus in Malaysia?  Here are five ways COVID-19 is impacting Malaysians:

1. Threat to public health
The coronavirus recently reached a new grim milestone, claiming over 1,400 lives. It has spread faster and killed more people than SARS, a previous epidemic.

The World Health Organization (WHO) director warned last Sunday that the recent cases of coronavirus patients who have never been to China may just be the “tip of the iceberg”. And scientists worry that the virus could mutate into something even worse.

But Malaysians need not panic just yet.

While the virus has reached our shores (with 19 known cases at the time of writing), its estimated fatality rate is slightly over 2%. As most of the cases are concentrated in China’s Hubei province, and does not include mild cases, the real fatality rate might be lower. An infectious disease expert estimates that it will ultimately be less than 1%.

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