It's the most heart-wrenching decision any medical professional on the frontlines could make: deciding who to save and who to let die. As coronavirus, officially called COVID-19, attacks the globe – amid a vast shortage of life-saving devices – it's a decision more and more doctors every day are being forced to wrestle, and will only swell if the rationing of ventilators becomes unavoidable.
It’s been almost three months since Chinese authorities first declared the existence of coronavirus, officially known as COVID-19, and it has since spawned to 127 countries and territories in what the World Health Organization (WHO) now classifies as a global pandemic. So what countries, as of Friday afternoon, have not as yet declared any cases?
As coronavirus tears through the world, public health professionals and medical experts are endeavoring to solve the many mysteries surrounding who the novel disease is striking the hardest, and put together something of a profile to determine who is more likely to get infected, who is more likely to require intensive care, and who is more likely to succumb to the officially termed COVID-19.