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The disappearance of SARS

Video explaining difference between SARS-CoV-2 and other pandemic coronoraviruses
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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