Siddhartha Mukherjee

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Dr Siddhartha Mukherjee explains what makes novel coronavirus so dangerous

Despite being part of an old and large family of viruses, novel coronavirus or Covid-19 has caused unprecedented damaged and had brought the whole world to its knees. But what makes this new virus so different and dangerous?

According to Dr Siddhartha Mukherjee – assistant professor of medicine at Columbia University and the author of The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer, Covid-19 is far more dangerous than its cousins MERS adn SARS because it can spread even when the carrier is asymptomatic.

“Asymptomatic people can spread the virus to several others before they realise they have it.

Source: India Today

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