It appears the world is starting to take notice of the novel coronavisus or as it has been named MERS- CoV. this is a virus that belongs to the same family as the virus that causes the common cold with a difference: the common cold doesn't kill 50% of the people it infects. The virus attacks the respiratory system leading to severe lung injury, shock, kidney failure and, in many cases , death. Most of the cases have been reported in Saudi Arabia. There has been at least 2 cases where the virus has been passed from human to human; 2 hospital employees caught it from a patient in Saudi Arabia and the roommate of a man infected in Saudi Arabia with the disease.
This is looking to be an extremely bad winter coming up. Once the cold forces everyone inside to escape the freezing temperatures you will see cases of this virus and the H7N9 Avian Flu begin to skyrocket. And add along the yearly flu virus the catastrophic potential of worldwide sickness and possible death become a reality. i have written in other posts about the terrible burden such a pandemic could place on the world's medical workers ( who don't forget are not immune either). Emergency Management personnel must begin preparing now along with hospitals and other medical services. To wait until the disease is in full swing before preparations start would be criminal.
A word to the people of the world: Prepare to be left alone if a pandemic occurs. Officials will wait until it's too late to begin making preparations. Do you think officials in Greece, Italy, Portugal and Spain are paying much attention to the possibility of pandemic? If you think they are your a fool. Ask 1000 Americans what the coronavirus or H7N9 and I guarantee you'll get 999 blank stares. So don't forget, expect to be on your own for a while if this pandemic becomes a reality