Under the most optimistic scenario, the Never Underestimate a Doctor who survived 2020 Coronavirus Pandemic shirt virus is controlled and then eradicated in China. There is a precedent for that. In 2003, a relative virus called Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) appeared in China without warning, killing nearly 800 people. Since then, it has disappeared, said Jan Carette, associate professor of microbiology and immunology at Stanford University. If the last control measures are effective in China and the transmission is slowed so that each infected person infects no more than one other person, the current disease may simply subside, then disappear, Carette. to speak. But that depends on a number of factors, which are still unknown.