SARS 2003 total infected was only 8098! Wuhan Coronavirus already at 4500! Will keep numbers UPDATED!

Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) is a viral respiratory disease of zoonotic origin caused by the SARS coronavirus (SARS-CoV). Between November 2002 and July 2003, an outbreak of SARS in southern China caused an eventual 8,098 cases, resulting in 774 deaths reported in 17 countries,[1]

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Severe_acute_respiratory_syndrome

Don’t think it will be long before this number will be massively eclipsed.

I was shocked to find out how few SARS cases there actually were!

(I think we can assume huge under-reporting for both outbreaks)

Current number of cases:

www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/coronavirus-map-confirmed-cases-2020-n1120686

Yes – I am aware that many die from the flu even in North America.

My point is that all the SARS hype will be nothing compared to this current outbreak!

 

h/t NTimes