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Turning now to a deadly new threat that has world health officials on high alert the World Health Organization today confirmed five more cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome.
-- corona virus according to the World Health Organization.
The stars like viruses they quote threat to the entire world.
27 of the 49 confirmed cases have resulted in death.
Joining us now to give us perspective and understanding on this deadly virus.
Fox News medical contributor doctor Marc Siegel and doctor I have to say I'd never heard of a virus.
Better than a 50%.
This is stunning stop what what is happening here.
Well little lonely walk you through this is it's certainly why you're here it's certainly something we need to take seriously any time a new virus emerges and we don't know what the scope of its going to be we don't know.
And you're right the initial.
Virus looks like it has a high death rate among the cases but here's the problem personable that doctor Margaret Chan is not very shy when she says.
Threat to the entire world she said this before she doctor Margaret Chan is ahead of the World Health Organization she said it with.
Bird flu -- could kill up to ninety million she said she said it was Swine Flu.
She says it every time there's an emerging virus she's an alarm she -- it was stars now stars.
-- something very interesting start in 2003.
-- it infected about 7000 people and killed about 700 when it first emerged ours it was about a 50% -- rate.
And everyone panicked it's going to kill the entire world the city of Toronto was cordoned off literally and Asia spent thirty billion dollars keeping people from traveling.
And and sequestering people and you know what.
That's the real story about SARS it's the fear it's -- -- So now I see on TV everybody saying this could be -- stars and I'm thinking well but -- wasn't as bad as people said no why am I talking about SARS it's the same kind of virus a corona virus guess what else is a corona virus.
The common cold.
The common cold which -- when I look at but he.
When I look at these symptoms of this virus.
Talking about -- -- flu like symptoms coughing.
I think my god how many how many did you know illnesses have those as -- it's going to be awfully hard.
To identify and I think to myself we didn't even hit.
The World Health Organization is telling us that their 49.
Cases -- this is pretty good.
Because we're a planet of over seven billion people and they come down with 49 folks they know how many of -- and died.
This doesn't sound right to me.
What's going wrong.
Exactly right where you just said what what's going on -- it's too early to say anything like what she's saying because we don't even know.
-- something called the attack great -- in other words for every person that gets one of these things.
How many other people get it -- until we see it actually spreading like that we can assume it will most of these new viruses.
Don't stay as deadly as they spread they Peter out.
Either they don't affect a lot of people but some solace but in this way it should because again.
You know every year there's one of these and the real virus here is fear.
I'm not saying I'm not dismissing this virus it needs to be well study but you know what we have the scientists to study these things right now but we -- a mixed message here.
We -- a message of information we're looking into it.
We're studying it we figured out the DNA -- even publishing the DNA on the web.
But it is not clear that this is going to be end up being a worldwide scored the chances are weighed against that becoming a major problem.
And when I think of you know the idea panic.
But the people here otherwise -- -- what what the world -- one newer one did panic.
The fact of the matter is we're dealing with science here sciences now identifying.
Medical sciences identifying.
This this virus.
And what I'm curious about is now the reporting that suggesting that this is at an abnormally high rate mutating.
To the point that it is absolutely.
Resistant to anti barrels.
-- kind of put that in context force if you what.
OK first -- -- everyone loves the word mutating because it's a fear word another -- -- All viruses are mutating all the time -- change that they don't know I'm I'm not I'm not saying is that you you described that accurately get a little but the but the problem is most of them mutate or change.
In ways that make them less harmful not more harmful.
So I don't assume that because all of these viruses are changing all the time.
They're gonna become more harmful now in terms of -- anti viral don't work against these corona viruses if they did we would have a cure for the common cold.
Which is a corona virus we don't have vaccines against them.
We don't have treatments against them but most of the time they don't spread like wildfire become -- threat I think it's worth watching this virus and with studying it.
I don't see a vaccine coming against because we don't have a vaccine against the content out there.
Not political ticker that's a wonderful point all points and Richard as always but this -- Margaret Chan.
Is a problem she spreads fear and panic.
Now that leads to more money being spent more vaccines being manufactured more panic spreads money but it's not responsible it's not -- -- -- in this money goes to.
Hope to pharmaceutical companies to.
-- -- You're not saying that this is big business at work here.
There are people who think there's in the conspiracy here I am not one of them however I am aware -- of the networks that form every time she says something like this.
And why is if she is such an alarmist and to such an extreme degree over such a long period of time why is the United Nations keeping her in that well.
David just answer my.
Fare well they don't always have a memory but -- I don't I don't know what the motivations.
But the marks are we have we -- -- your motivation is and that's truth and and reality and sharing your.
As best you can your knowledge of the medical science.
It would be nice to me that's more I think I'd like to.
You're pretty Smart look back -- a collector cars and thanks for being here and it's -- and we're gonna keep you up to date on this.
On this or corona.
Novel corona virus.
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