Coronavirus Could Infect Two-Thirds of Globe, Research Shows

By John Lauerman,BLOOMBERG
13 בפברואר 2020, 17:28 GMT‎+2‎ Updated on 13 בפברואר 2020, 19:23 GMT‎+2‎
 Disease scientist bases estimate on transmissibility of virus
 WHO has said China quarantines provide a ‘window’ to prepare

As the number of coronavirus cases jumps dramatically in China, a top infectious-disease scientist warns that things could get far worse: Two-thirds of the world’s population could catch it.
So says Ira Longini, an adviser to the World Health Organization who tracked studies of the virus’s transmissibility in China. His estimate implies that there could eventually be billions more infections than the current official tally of about 60,000.