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The disappearance of SARS

Video explaining difference between SARS-CoV-2 and other pandemic coronoraviruses
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The world first became aware of the existence of SARS in February 2003. And this virus had all but disappeared by the following January. While SARS had a significantly higher case fatality rate than COVID-19, it wasn’t as infectious. SARS-CoV-2 spreads more easily amongst people, leading to higher case numbers. Vaccine technology can help us to mitigate some of the risks associated with SARS-CoV-2 transmission. A well-informed vaccine design can help us to increase the likelihood that case numbers will be reduced.

Here, Sophie explains what happened in the previous SARS epidemic and why SARS-CoV-2 is different.

What are your impressions about the SARS, MERS and SARS-CoV-2 health emergencies? Let us know in the comments.

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