The coronavirus has a fatality rate of around 2%. With a comparatively low fatality rate to say SARS, why are people panicking? Masks, hand sanitisers all snapped up in an instant. Why????
Let’s find out.
To date, more than 24 000 people have been affected by this virus. Is the prevalence of the disease the cause of panic?
That may be one of the reasons, but according to psychologists, the main reason for this anxiety is the ‘fear of the unknown‘. Because of how new this virus is, we have little information on this troublemaker. Hence, we don’t know how dangerous it is, making us apprehensive.
However, research on this new virus is ongoing. Scientists and doctors all over the globe are working together to find a cure. So let’s not panic and continue practicing good habits and social etiquette. This includes:
- washing hands regularly and properly
- wearing a mask when you are sick
- observing quarantine order and leave of absence
Let’s stay united and work together with authorities in our fight against Novel Coronavirus!