The threat of a coronavirus pandemic seems to loom over the world as social media posts have sparked primary debates among internet users. However, medical experts argue that influenza remains more dangerous in comparison to the newest virus as more than 20 Canadian citizens have died this year due to the illness.
A strategic response team has been formed in Alberta, and the chief and the Chief Officer of Health for the region has stated that it will be deployed if any suspicions of a possible coronavirus case will surface.
At this point, many people tend to worry, but no cases have been reported or suspected in Alberta for now. The World Health Organization has stated that the outbreak has been classified as a Public Emergency of International Concern, increasing the anxiety among the population.
The new policy will improve the rate at which effective strategies can be implemented across the world, while also facilitating the reaching of specific pre-emptive objectives that will minimize the risks in the long run.
Canadian Experts Encourage People To Be More Worried About Influenza
It is also well-known that several response teams are being formed in Canada and the United States.
According to international medical experts who monitor the disease, it is unlikely that it will reach Canada and the United States. Influenza remains a primary point of concern for the North American continent as the flu season is barely in the middle. This does not mean that it won’t happen, but the chances are quite slim for now.
It was also mentioned that people should not scramble to buy masks since this may lead to negative consequences as people from other countries need them more. By creating a huge demand, it is unlikely that citizens from developing countries will gain access to them, and they may be required to prevent the spread of other diseases. People who experience symptoms similar to those of coronavirus should seek medical advice.