[ExI] The COVID-19 death rate is 3.4%

SR Ballard sen.otaku at gmail.com
Thu Mar 5 19:47:10 UTC 2020

I’m not panicking YET, but in my metro area they accidentally let out a lady who tested positive. She visited a grocery store 500m for me on the busiest day of business we have seen in the last 6 months. RIP.

SR Ballard

> On Mar 5, 2020, at 11:30 AM, John Clark via extropy-chat <extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
> The World Health Organization just said the death rate for the 2019 coronavirus is 3.4%, that's about 34 times higher than the death rate for seasonal flu. The earlier estimate was 2% but as we learn more it's gone up. The head of the W.H.O. Adhanom Ghebreyesus said:
> “Globally, about 3.4% of reported COVID-19 cases have died. By comparison, seasonal flu generally kills far fewer than 1% of those infected.”
> Coronavirus (COVID-19) Mortality Rate
> In a interview with Sean Hannity on State TV that well known expert on infectious viral diseases Donald Trump said "Well, I think the 3.4 percent is really a false number".
>  John K Clark 
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