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Hong Kong infectious disease expert Yuen Kwok-yung discussed the situation of the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak with TIME in an exclusive interview. He warns that the disease is very infectious and control measures must be followed.
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Virus Expert On The Wuhan Coronavirus Outbreak: 'We Must Treat It Extremely Seriously' | TIME
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Win Win
Win Win 6 days ago
Because the disease is originated from animals, due to different immune systems between animal and human , that's the reason why some people get infected but without any symtoms ,as same as, animals catch flu, they dun cough or sneezing,but they get infected
Prince John
Prince John 7 days ago
He should wear a mask too
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Sherry A. Presley
Sherry A. Presley 17 days ago
He is correct, it is serious. Not everyone will seek a doctor. Some will spread on purpose. Some people are just nasty. This virus can mutate, not just once, but multiple times before a vaccine is found. People may even refuse to be vaccinated. Sure it is possible it can get controlled by luck, but lets not count on it. I pray for everyone's safety and health. Eat food that will boost immune system. Practice good hygiene. Avoid crowds.
chickensandw1tch
chickensandw1tch 17 days ago
If only this guy was the top of WHO the world would of acted earlier..
Abel Arredondo
Abel Arredondo 21 day ago
We were all warned events like this would happen in the near future
Sai Teja
Sai Teja 21 day ago
Who came here after he predicting coronavirus in 2003
BenZhen本真
BenZhen本真 21 day ago
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Y Lee
Y Lee 21 day ago
And funny thing happens in Hong Kong, the medical workers are doing strike for democracy and freedom... What's the point for freedom? These brains must be infected and malfunctioning.
Y Lee
Y Lee 7 days ago
@R L That's good for you guys. stay safe.
R L
R L 9 days ago
@Y Lee We dont need the hk government to do anything coz they are not listening anyways. Slogan for HK now is 自己香港自己救。
Y Lee
Y Lee 9 days ago
check the H1N1 virus in 2009, my friend. In your sense, U.S are very generous to take no action and just let the virus spread silently and slowly across borders. you are saying they're not selfish. And I think you almost shift my point. I was saying strike doesn't work in this case. To be honest, Striking is out of date, it is good for expressing self and get your voice heard. But expressing and getting heard is NOT equal to ensure governor or officials taking actions. I am not saying it's good or bad, but it's not applicable, neither efficient or effective. I am not blaming ppl, but blaming policymakers. They think democracy works best, but they keep being failed every single time in modern society if you look around. I respect democracy vs authoritarian,but it doesn't solve problems in most cases.
R L
R L 16 days ago
@Y Lee there is a need for other countries to shut the borders so less people get infected. We cannot be selfish and spread the virus to other countries.
R L
R L 16 days ago
@Y Lee HK is always a place with freedom before China took it back. We have always enjoyed what we have and this is why a small place like HK can be recognized as an international finance center. Unlike you guys, we were not brainwashed and everyone can have their own thinking and this is basic human rights. You've never had it and I dont blame you by not understanding what is democracy. We have the rights to have different views. Hkers dont hate mainlanders, we just dont like your government. It's heartbroken to see mainlanders suffering from this virus and people were rejected to admit to the hospital and went home to die. These kind of videos teard me up. The government cover up the virus to start with and this is why more and more people got infected and the guidelines for admitting to the hospital are way too harsh. You stay safe and make sure you have at least a level 1 surgical face mask, wash your hands, have hand sanitizer handy. China is more severe than hk. Let's hope experts can find a cure soon. I trust hk professor Yuen Kok Yung coz he was the one to find the cure for SARS. Stay safe, my friend
Lam Par
Lam Par 21 day ago
Government officials around the world need to heed to the advice of this good medical expert, take this virus seriously and impose whatever necessary measure to protect the people in your country. Stop finding excuses for not taking proactive action and continue to accept lie from China as usual.
manish3684
manish3684 21 day ago
I need to watch 'I AM LEGEND' AGAIN.
drekson23
drekson23 21 day ago
the number of deaths are 600s and recovered 1300s. Thats almost 40% of death. Lets say the death happens after 10 days and recovery 30 days. Still the death ratio is terrifying. If we have 20k today this is very alarming.
jumps over
jumps over 22 days ago
CHINA, STOP MEAT EATING. GO BACK TO YOUR BASIC FOODS VEGETARIAN. IF CHINA START PROMOTING VEGETARIAN FOODS AT LARGE THE WORLD WILL RESPOND. DECIDE CHINA.
Shanza Shai
Shanza Shai 22 days ago
Muhammad pbuh said Black seeds(kalonji)cured every disease except death.hiv,cancer....
marram meffam
marram meffam 23 days ago
I think mouthguards are good, but only protect against bacterial infection or, in connection with influenza and corona, against the secondary bacterial infections that are the main cause of death from viral infections. So mouthguard is still very important in the coronavirus pandemic. Effective protection against virus infections such as Influenza or corona virus infections would only be vaccination. However, new, previously unknown virus pathogens are always lacking the vaccine. Countries such as China, the USA, Germany and France are therefore working intensively on the development of vaccines. Since the production, especially in Germany, can and will always take months and even longer than a year due to bureaucratic approval procedures, my suggestion would be: In Germany, you should form a team of experts (virologists, pharmacologists, laboratory technicians, etc.) and fly with the Air Force's jumbo jet, which has been converted into a flying laboratory, near the pandemic centers in China (Wuhan region). On site, the German team of experts can help Chinese doctors and researchers with vaccine development and production. This could greatly accelerate vaccine development and production and save many lives. This is in the interest of all countries around the world, which should support this project as much as possible (financially, materially, personally). The pandemic is a global threat and must therefore be combated with united global forces. Robert Koch also went to Egypt with French doctors and helped fight cholera there. Vaccine must be developed as soon as possible. The stupid sayings of 'We can do it' or 'The danger is low for Germany' should be stopped. Calming doesn't help. Action must now be taken.
Kin309
Kin309 24 days ago
Yuen: 'We Must Treat It Extremely Seriously.' Carrie Lam, CE of HK be like: 'wfc'
Archana Jn
Archana Jn 26 days ago
Eat non veg enjoy viruses.
Bond James Bond
Bond James Bond 26 days ago
Colloidial Silver (10 drops at the back of the throat twice per day).....problem solved!
jansen de guzman
jansen de guzman 26 days ago
Don't eat dog China people's pls the karma is coming
Bond James Bond
Bond James Bond 26 days ago
The Chinese government must be saying thank God, we were running out of space. Time to reduce the population of China.
Bond James Bond
Bond James Bond 26 days ago
These folks in China eat some nasty crap that often isn't cooked. This comes as no surprise to me at all. The figures of those who are infect is probably a lot higher. You can't trust the Chinese government to tell the truth when it comes to the effects of this virus taking its toll on trade and commerce.
Jhumpu Hait
Jhumpu Hait 26 days ago
Can coronavirus survive warmer climate?
Elaine
Elaine 26 days ago
The WHO decided against declaring a global health emergency at a Jan. 23 meeting, when Tedros said there was no evidence of human-to-human transmission outside China... Call for the resignation of Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director General: www.change.org/p/united-nations-call-for-the-resignation-of-tedros-adhanom-ghebreyesus-who-director-general
Free B Karma
Free B Karma 26 days ago
It's like a chapter out of the book of Revelations, a broken seal, plague IS it b/c Trump is defying The House impeachment, is Trump defying God....no matter, we're praying for a Cure quickly
John Popovich
John Popovich 26 days ago
out of 14.500 confirmed cases almost half of the confirmed outcomes died...
Steven Wolf
Steven Wolf 26 days ago
I think Seattle's Chinatown needs to be bleached sprayed due to Wuhan virus
Skid Skid
Skid Skid 26 days ago
It’s like plague inc. China and or india is a great place to start the virus.
Lovi Poekimo
Lovi Poekimo 26 days ago
Brace yourselves, Filipinos worshipping Duterte and Xi Jinping are incoming to discredit this man.
Arbabil Babilonia
Arbabil Babilonia 27 days ago
calm down my brothers Musllim Uighur, the army Alloh "CORONA" has replied China to what you did to Musllim Uighur, and Alloh will bring down other soldiersto to help people Musllim the oppressed on this planet ... Lahaulakuataillabillah.
Karon Hamilton
Karon Hamilton 27 days ago
He may probably come up missing for telling the truth in China
funkyblanket15
funkyblanket15 27 days ago
I was going to buy something from China but with so much uncertainty now...
nicolle Erlano
nicolle Erlano 27 days ago
US is downplaying it to, maybe because china is the biggest trade partner of US and even the Europeans, telling the truth will have a big impact on global economy, money is life for them not the people🤔
JiaYi LeiGn
JiaYi LeiGn 27 days ago
Lessoned learned few years back ago: never eat anything exotic or live animals that aren't supposed to be eaten AKA taboo. 😷
DS HEMANTH
DS HEMANTH 27 days ago
Before wearing masks......you guys stop eating everything that moves #creeps
Anastasia Zoldak
Anastasia Zoldak 27 days ago
We are so screwed
Osama Chridi
Osama Chridi 27 days ago
ANTI-INFLUENCE MASK mascherinesalute.shop
rpyl
rpyl 27 days ago
That is some serious wig that you have there sir.
WS Intern
WS Intern 28 days ago
perfectly true
James Benjamin
James Benjamin 28 days ago
Profesor Yuen got rid of SARS in 2003. And now he has solidify his legacy by finding a vaccine for coronavirus in 2020. Respect for this legend
5abi Gabroo
5abi Gabroo 28 days ago
He is absolutely right 💯 %
Nick F
Nick F 28 days ago
First Chinese guy not trying to cover it up for the CCP cause he’s from Hong Kong ..
Rücklicht
Rücklicht 28 days ago
Remember Antivirus companies creating viruses to sell their own software? :)
Harry Huang
Harry Huang 28 days ago
Ordinary Chinese people are some of the nicest, most generous, most caring and most heartwarming people you'll ever meet. Hope Wuhan and China stay safe and well through these dark and difficult times. I give all the nurses and doctors of China the BIGGEST respect and can't thank them enough for they're work, they are literally doing gods work. Hope all patients a speedy full recovery and healthy life. Hope everyone in the world, especially China and Wuhan, to stay safe and healthy. Hope everyone can do their part in defeating this devastating virus. Hope the Chinese nation will overcome these hard and difficult times with all its great might!!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️💪💪💪💪 Pray for Wuhan!! Pray for China!! 💞💞💞💞🙏🙏🙏🙏
crankylifter
crankylifter 28 days ago
Interesting looking fellow.
djinn Man
djinn Man 28 days ago
Just to put some perspective...Death from common flu in the United States in 2018-19 as reported by CDC is 57,000. That works out to 4750 per month. Let that number sink in. That was a good year. The death toll from the year prior was 79,400 working out to an average of 6616 per month (rounded down of course) Deaths as it stands from Coronavirus is 170 for the month. In a country 4 times the size of the US at 1.2 BILLION. The death rate is 2+% (at the moment of course). But if the infection rate is higher than reported it means the death rate is even lower...and that pales to MERS at 11% or SARS at a whopping 34% Of course the danger is mutation and spread plus it is an unknown virus which is why all the precaution taken in China which is commendable. BUT get a grip. Don't get so hysterical so easily.
khenny presbitero
khenny presbitero 29 days ago
Drink lot of water ang get exercise to fight the virus
Shahje Das
Shahje Das 29 days ago
Fully deserved
teddy Kurniawan
teddy Kurniawan 29 days ago
Now I understand,why hongkong want to separate from china. Corona virus.
Eat Another Zio
Eat Another Zio 29 days ago
*IN CASE OF WAR OF THE WORLDS BREAK GLASS* (Wuhan Umbrella Bio Research Employee that can't read English) "哦哦"
TELEVISIBLE
TELEVISIBLE 29 days ago
China exporting the virus to the whole world !!
Baba Ganoush
Baba Ganoush 29 days ago
They should stop all international travel as soon as they get wind of anything like this and shut boarders until they know what there dealing with. I fear the horse has already bolted. Governments are useless and they dont want big businesses to lose money. Bonkers truly is. WHO still not announced it to be serious world wide.
Dee M
Dee M 29 days ago
Stop eating meat people. Animals carry diseases. Its disgusting. Our bodies are ment to eat plant food, we cant digest or deal with the bacteria from animals. Look it up. Learn how to be healthier with a plant based diet. Get the nutrients right from the plant. Animals get it from plants too why cant we.
Goa T
Goa T 29 days ago
Dee M they won’t learn they like that so called exotic shit most chines don’t even believe in God or Jersus
Saanichton Ministries
He is the best expositor of this situation I have heard from thus far. Please give an update soon!
Dee M
Dee M 29 days ago
Be cautious people whether u believe it or not. . My thing if this is so serious the US needs to star handing out cases of mask, talk to the school so they can start being alert and be more clean. Kids are the ones that spread things the most. I work at a school and I havent heard a thing from my superiors.
dafonseca1971
dafonseca1971 29 days ago
People have to stop eating bats, cats, dogs, rats and snakes.... That´s utterly disgusting and causing this virus jump from animals to humans...
VaNe MaStEr
VaNe MaStEr Month ago
He forgot to mention that the virus can also enter the body through people's eyes. Wearing glasses or some kind of eye protection wouldn't be a bad option.
EARTH LAKE MAJAPAHIT PHILIPS
Heres the only cure🍍 ruvid.net/video/video-tHulUNuiWCY.html
Gareth Ifan
Gareth Ifan Month ago
They need to clean up their personal hygiene in china - clearly, they need to be educated to do this: Stop spitting everywhere in public Stop (children) defacating in public Wash yourself every day Hygiene in food preparation Don't leave meat out in hot/warm temperatures Don't use the street drains for food and other garbage disposal Stop eating from a shared bowl - so if someone is not well, or has an infection/virus that is not spread to everybody else through shared food And many other unhealthy habits which I can't mention here..
Ranjani Adipudi
Ranjani Adipudi Month ago
Congratulations china for creating this virus instead of war.
milktae
milktae Month ago
I have heard that people do screening. However, that won't work for people can not show the high temperature after 2 weeks after getting the virus. So screening isn't that helpful.
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