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Will coronavirus change the world?
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Most coronavirus cases are mild

The symptoms of COVID-19 are not usually serious and the disease's mortality rate is low.
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In the vast majority of cases, COVID-19 represents nothing worse than a mild respiratory infection, which goes away in a relatively short amount of time. The major symptoms of coronavirus infection include fever, cough, and general respiratory difficulties, none of which are any more deadly or debilitating than the symptoms of many common infections. Some people infected by the coronavirus experience no symptoms at all. The mortality rate of the disease is quite low (well below 1% for people below the age of 50) except among the elderly, who have an elevated mortality rate for almost all diseases. As of February 2020, death rates have already declined from the initial stages of the disease outbreak, and they will go down even more as researchers and healthcare authorities expand their understanding of the coronavirus and are able to institute appropriate preventative and therapeutic measures.

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