People need to realize that a 1 percent mortality rate is still terrifying with something as infectious as this is. We don't have to do insane lockdowns if we'd just respect basic science. Instead people wear masks wrong, and fail to social distance. It's not hard
@KingofFunnypics, facts, the quarantine wouldn't really be necessary if people weren't dumbasses. Plus, the death rate is over 1% so. And even if it was, that'd still mean 3.23 million Americans would die if everyone gets sick which is insane
@The Landshark , yeah. Of course not everyone will get sick. There's a million caveats. The point is this isn't the flu. It's different
@KingofFunnypics, Obviously not everyone will get sick, that literally only happens in Plague Inc. I'm just saying even 1% is a lot and while the quarantine sucks, we pretty much bring it upon ourselves
@The Landshark , unfortunately yes. We are atom bombing our economy for nothing if this keeps up. But that's just history.
@KingofFunnypics, wouldn't the fact that we are quarentined affect the mortality rate? A lot less people aren't exposed to it than the amount of people that are. It could have a higher chance of killing than what the current statistic is
@Invalid User, If we were smart about how we went about things, yes. But instead of telling the elderly and high risk to stay home and encouraging the young and healthy to achieve herd immunity we locked EVERYONE in their homes delaying the second wave but not eliminating it and sent the infected back into nursing homes to effectively cause a wildfire of deaths among the elderly.
Then you have to take into account the effect that the economic crash will have on people. The economic crisis of 2008-2010, and the rise in unemployment that accompanied it, was associated with more than 260,000 excess cancer-related deaths — many considered treatable — in middle- and high-income countries alone. Also the stress of the pandemic will likely precipitate increased smoking, alcohol consumption, and drug use, as well as rising suicide rates.
@Invalid User, that's possible. It could be lower too by that logic. Regardless people should stop effing around.
@Jolee Bindo, my alcohol smoking and drug use has skyrocketed.
Or has it? I don’t know I’ve been too drunk to take count.
@KingofFunnypics, people also need to remember that viruses can evolve. And if plague inc has taught us anything, all the most successful viruses have very low mortality up until the point where they've infected as many people as possible.
@KingofFunnypics, and that’s why the US has a 5.92% death rate for those infected. Italy had 13.9% (not social distancing) and China had 5.6%.
1% is insane. 5% is scary AF
@Jolee Bindo, I've already heard of deaths caused by people avoiding the hospital because they didnt want covid. They ended up having heart attacks and strokes but not getting treated
The current mortality rate of Covid 19 is 25.25 percent.
236,765 have recovered and
079,960 have died.
The mortality rate is based on cases of the virus that have closed, either in recovery or death.
@Atomicking74, this is also fairly terrifying if you think of how many cases have been reported and how many new cases appear on a daily basis. The total reported number of cases, bother resolved and unresolved, is over 4 million. Comparing this number to the current number of resolved cases shows that this virus is very slow acting, and will potentially kill over a million people before it's dealt with. Which brings up another fascet of how dangerous it is, that being that there is currently no cure for the virus, either as a preventative or a treatment.
@Your Waifu, that's why it's so scary and people should be over cautious rather than under
@Atomicking74, "either in recovery..." "mortality rate" "25.25%"
So the recovery is nearly 300% over the deaths/real mortality rate. Not pulling from any excess numbers, this is patently fear mongering. Not to mention how the death toll is being padded. New York city having a new policy about not testing cadavers at the scene of death, choking it up to covid. People dying of other causes, put onto covid. Not to mention the found antibodies out in California suggesting at a larger portion of the population is actually infected. All of this is bringing down the mortality rate.
@Atomicking74, yes! YESSSSS. Thank you.
1% mortality rate in at risk individuals and elderly. Even less in children and infants. As a person with asthma and who had a collapsed lung before, lm more terrified of drivers than the kungflu. Hell, l bet the regular flu still has killed more in 2019 than this stupid virus
@Hatori, as a person with asthma, you are an at-risk individual. You run a better chance of not surviving than most people, including a number of the elderly. You don’t have to be “terrified”, but you should take precautions.
@Hatori, you are a racist moron
@Landrover, rAcIsT MoRoN. Shut up pussy
@Hatori, where are you getting the 1%? Because if you take the total deaths divided by the total cases and multiply by 100... you’re not getting 1% for any country.
@SchroedingerPussPuss, it's become a common fact that there are more cases of corona then we know about. Asymptomatic patients, people staying home instead of getting tested, and the virus being mistaken for the common cold because of its low severity in some patients. So there's more people being sick.
Another thing that is known is that deaths are not being looked into. Normally when a patient dies the most extreme thing they had is blamed for their death. For example a cancer patients gets hit by a car you'd not say he died of cancer. This disease is not being treated like that records and eye witness testimony, in hospitals and funeral parlors have come out to say as much. Lastly, flu fatalities have hit a massive low, speculations say they are being rolled into covid.
So, more people sick, less people dying, so the mortality rate is far lower then we think.
@That one lurker, it’s a common fact that data is f’d all around and you haven’t provided numbers so I can’t do a simple percentage. I still can’t find 1% anywhere
I just combed through the numbers, looks roughly right. They go off of the death certificates which has been shown to have errors. But it is what it is.
As for the numbers, until everyone is tested we won't know the numbers of how many have been infected.
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@jouze, cry harder
Actrually its around a 5% mortality rate last time i did the math.
@CocoasBro, he did the monster math
@TheBigJ, i could be wrong ive heard they halved the mortality of known corona virus deaths.
@CocoasBro, it was a graveyard smash
@Atomicking74, thats if you take those who have recovered. My count was with total infected.
@CocoasBro, totally affected and still active cases and can result is death. The number can only be calculated with resolved cases because the result with only be recovery or death not ongoing illness
@ForgottenInTime, fair point but i think that grossely exaggerates the mortality rate of this disease. Most people who get this disease will not even go into critical condition let alone die from it.
@CocoasBro, if someone gave you 100 skittles and said that one of them will kill you, would you eat any of them?
@Landrover, between the choice of eat 1 of the hundred skittles that might kill me or stay at home for the next 9 months as my finances dwindle and my family starves ill take the skittles.
@Landrover, also yum yum skittles.
@CocoasBro, the government shouldn’t be letting people starve or there finances dwindle during a time like this
@CocoasBro, hopefully people won’t die and it will end up with a
@Landrover, no youre right aslong as they forcibly keep us from working they need to feed and shelter us. But in 6 months or so when they open everything back up and theres no buissness left to hire everybody....
@ForgottenInTime, did you delete your post or?
@Atomicking74, its really not, its well under 1%
@CocoasBro, i wrote a long message and when I hit send it only sent that but and I was too exhausted to remember when I wrote and retype it lol
I know a few people who lost their businesses, lost their income, and currently aren't able to meet house payments. They'll probably lose their house now...i think its the saddest thing I've ever seen. Also the death rates are padded, doctors are paid to report covid as the cause of death.