Chinese doctor warns coronavirus may become just like flu
A top Chinese doctor has warned the recent drop in cases could be misleading and the new coronavirus disease could become a long-term problem, local media reported on Thursday.
Wang Chen, head of China Academy of Medical Science, said the coronavirus disease, COVID-19, may become “just like the flu”, according to the South China Morning Post.
"VIRUS MAY CONTINUE COEXISTING WITH HUMANS"
“This new coronavirus may become a long-term disease that coexists with humans, just like the flu,” he said. Wang said the new virus was different from the one responsible for the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) outbreak in 2003, which was contagious and fatal.