Aaron747 wrote:AirWorthy99 wrote:Tugger wrote:Ummm... The complications and death rate for COVID19 are higher than the "normal flu", So I don't know that it can be handled the exact same. I think it warrants higher effort and concern. And there is a vaccine for, what most people call "the flu" and once the COVID19 variant vaccine is developed and the public vaccinated, it won't be an ongoing large-scale issue.
We don't actually know that. Death rates for COVID-19 varies tremendously, look at the death rate for South Korea, look at the death rate for Germany, then Italy etc the data is completely flawed at this time. The experts are trying to figure it out completely.
Do they know precisely? No. But epidemiologists are capable of educated guesses via statistical analysis. Dr. Fauci testified to Congress:
Since COVID-19 emerged in China two and a half months ago, "it clearly is not as lethal ... but it certainly spreads better," he said, adding seasonal flu has a mortality rate of 0.1%.
The WHO's estimated mortality rate for COVID-19 started off at 2%, Fauci said. If you count all the estimated cases of people who may have it but haven't been diagnosed yet, the mortality rate is probably closer to 1%, he said, "which means it's 10 times more lethal than the seasonal flu."
https://www.cnbc.com/amp/2020/03/11/top ... he-us.html
Yes it certainly seems to be more lethal no question, but the figure varies tremendously across nations that have it. In the US currently its at +-1%.
And there are people that haven't been tested for sure, if you take into account those who haven't tested, the number sure goes down. So for now we are all panicked and scared as crazy for a disease we yet know how bad it is basing ourselves on Italy, Spain and other countries huge death count to be more scared.