not gonna lie, I laughed too hard at this one... so messed up
One is extremely deadly, the other is barely worse than the flu.
@Light Skinned Brotha, the seasonal flu has an average mortality of 0.1% (Institute of Medicine (US) Forum on Microbial Threats, Knobler SL, Mack A, Mahmoud A, Lemon SM (2005)) versus the WHO estimate for Covid-19 (L-strain?) is 3.4%. So yeah while still not a huge danger that significantly worse than ‘the flu’.
@pleroma77, most cases that resulted in death were “at risk” individuals though, such as people with a poor immune system/ preexisting illnesses
@Cjko27, I don’t consider the 30 year old medical professionals that are dying to be at risk individuals. While comorbidities do play a large part in mortality for those that succumb to the virus, it is in fact a huge threat with incidence of infection at the level of the flu. I agree with the above as well that 3.4% death ratio is pretty huge. I urge both my patients and the general public to take this seriously.
@Cjko27, agreed, other than a few exceptions, the 1918 Spanish flu for one. However in the US and other aging first world countries that still millions of people ‘at risk’.
@pleroma77, think of the perspective this way, if it infects everyone in the US, and stays a 3% mortality rate, that’s the equivalent of everyone living in NYC dying.
@JacketOff, Or worse. Some estimate that up to 80% of the world's population will get infected and between 2-3% of those will die. That's about 124.8-187.2 million people worldwide
@Light Skinned Brotha, so one thing also to add is that right now covid-19 kinda lies in a "goldilocks" zone for what we know of infectivitvity. Where its highly infective and easily spread, and has a fairly high mortality but not too high. Meaning that a lot of people who get it will have mild symptoms and will spread it unknowingly, potentially meaning a lot more people get infected causing more deaths than say the flu which is well understood and usually maintained
@pleroma77, that death rate is in communist China, where most people are going untreated. Same as North Korea, which has a 100% death rate because they’ve been shooting everyone who gets it. All of this is just fearmongering to make Trump look bad.
@pleroma77, there is a very high chance the rate is lower though due to being under diagonised. Many people only experience very very mild symptoms and don't report them because they don't think its that.
Despite that it is terrible that there will be a very large loss of life, mostly effecting the already ill and eldery. Not that that "makes it any better".
One thing though thats bothering me is people panicking too much and doing stupid things like hoarding toliet paper... its not the end of days all your doing is making stocks run out and shjt more expensive.
@bonja, idk man I havent used hand sanitizer in like 4 months i think i should buy 14 gallons to make up for the lost time
@Bobaganusche88, how is this suppose to be making Trump look bad?
@Bobaganusche88, the death rate in Italy is over 4% and it's just over 5% currently in the USA, but yeah... Stick with 'fear mongering' to make the world's biggest fu©king baby look bad. Permission granted to check the status yourself. Worldometer has live statistics from infected countries.
@Microsoft, But dude don't you get it? The coronavirus was made by Bernie and Biden as a way to make Trump look bad. It's obviously just fake news made by the left to make Trump look bad (joking obviously, people that believe this have lower IQs than their ages)
@jouze, honestly, my biggest fear isn't dying from COVID-19 (though I am afraid of that, despite being 23), it's spreading it to someone older and more vulnerable than me. My parents are in their 60's, my grandma's in her mid-80's and on e of my professors is nearly 70.
@Proactive Citizenry , wow man, your folks are in their 60s but you are only 23? Are you the last one of the family? I’m 31 and my dad just hit 62... honestly I don’t even care about myself, I wish for my dad to see retirement and live his days in peace till hopefully his 90s. I feel exactly what you mean brother. We gotta stay strong and not think about the worst case scenario
@seeUpee, yes, my parents had me pretty late. My sister is nearly 30 and my brother is 28. Bit of a gap, as you can guess.
@Microsoft, the problem with the whole 4%, 5%... etc is that it is still new. Most people will have mild symptoms and will recover on their own. Over 50% of reported cases have already recovered. The reason the % is so high is because new outbreak statistics are ALWAYS biases towards the most severe cases. It will take a while for the true numbers to come out.