What’s clear about this particular coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is that it spreads much more quickly than the flu. Almost twice the number of people get infected per a coronavirus carrier compared to the flu. Put another way, it’s twice as ‘viral’. On average, a person with the flu will spread it to 1.3 people. For coronavirus, the number is 2.0-2.5. That difference can have an exponential effect in spreading the virus.
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