I initially thought that Covid19 was similar to most influenza strains in terms of mortality rate but I was wrong. It isn't as deadly as isolated influenza strains and certainly nothing like ebola. Just as a quick glance I looked over the numbers for the 2018-2019 flu season and in comparison Covid-19 is about 25 times more deadly. There have been 127,863 cases of Covid-19 reported as of this morning and of those 4,718 resulted in death. If we had only had 127,863 cases of the flu in 2018-2019 there would have been 185(ish) deaths. So it is definitely a nasty bug and the fact that no one on the planet is vaccinated will make it tough to slow the spread. The precautions being taken are NOT over the top. Some of the media sensationalizing actually undermines the situation because some people will dismiss it all and others will completely lose their minds. It's concerning and should cause hysteria.
I'm not doubting that it is more deadly than the flu but I think the 25x more deadly number will come down.
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