Florin Paul
Florin Paul
General (ret.), medical doctor, epidemiologist, researcher and practitioner in the headquarters and missions organized by the UN, EU, NATO, African Union and other IGOs to manage infectious diseases in Somalia, Angola, Niger, Lebanon, Iraq
The COVID-19 Pandemic – Changing the Paradigm

The COVID-19 Pandemic – Changing the Paradigm

For almost three months now the entire world is in the midst of a very aggressive and rapidly evolving outbreak with new Coronavirus, that today is known as COVID-19. The origin of the outbreak is in China, the province of Hubei (Wuhan) and its surroundings. Coronaviruses are a large family of respiratory viruses with some causing less-severe disease, such as the common cold, and others more severe disease such as Middle-East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). Some transmit easily from person to person, while others do not. The first cases with COVID-19 virus were reported as “pneumonia/respiratory disease of unknown etiology” in the last third of December 2019. The initial symptoms were mild, which permitted many people to travel before stronger symptoms were detected. At that time, the incubation period had not been stated. More



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