Coronavirus is not the flu. It’s much more infectious.
Channel 4 interviewed intensive care Professor Hugh Montgomery who explained why one person – and it might be you – can infect 59,000 others.
“With normal flu, if I get that, I’m going to infect on average about 1.3 or 1.4 people, if those 1.3/1.4 gave it to the next lot that’s the second time its passed on, by the time that’s happened 10 times, I’m responsible for about 14 cases of flu.
“This coronavirus is very very infectious so every person passes it to three … now if each of those three passes it to three and that happens for ten layers, I have been responsible for infecting 59,000 people,” he explained to a visibly shocked presenter.
“If you are irresponsible enough to think that you don’t mind if you get the flu, remember it’s not about you – it’s about everybody else.”
Intensive care specialist Professor Hugh Montgomery explains why this coronavirus is different from the ordinary flu. pic.twitter.com/h9sQorHQUv
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“We have a limited number of resources .. if you are irresponsible enough to think that you don’t mind if you get the flu, remember it’s not about you – it’s about everybody else,” he said.