Coronavirus. Photo: Reuters This refers to the editorial “AI to the rescue” (10 February) regarding the coronavirus
threat. There are distinct similarities between SARS and the coronavirus
outbreak because both originated from China
and killed more than 700 people. Only, SARS had a cure, which is not the case with the coronavirus.
has informed the World Health Organisation about this epidemic, it did not handle this infection the way it should have. In fact, China
pulled up its own doctors who tried to raise their voice against the coronavirus threat. China thought it would be able to handle this, but unfortunately found it is too big a problem for them to wish away. As rightly pointed out in your editorial, it is better to be prepared for any eventuality here in India. Today we may have less than 10 confirmed cases in Kerala, but there is no guarantee that it will not spread further.
Bal Govind, Noida
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