posted on Mar, 12 2020 @ 11:22 AM
a reply to: ketsuko
.6% fatality rate would be great. I'm already expecting it to drop to at least 1% when more tests are available.
Keep in mind, though, that .6 is still 6 times higher than the seasonal flu. So far, seasonal flu has killed around 20k in the U.S.
So far, Covid-19 is proving to be extremely contagious. If this thing peaks too high/too quickly, we're running the risk of overwhelming our
healthcare system. If that occurs, it could have a dramatic effect on ANYONE seeking urgent healthcare, not just those with the virus. Think heart
attacks, strokes, etc. Not to mention disruptions in the supply chain may cause shortages of the appropriate treatments for the virus or otherwise.
I understand that many who contract this will show mild to no symptoms. In a way, that's what makes this as dangerous as it is. It can be spread for
weeks with no symptoms being shown by the carrier. That exponentially increases the odds that it will find it's way to those who are at risk.
I'm not suggesting anyone panic or freak out. I'm only suggesting people take this seriously and take very basic steps to help prevent the spread to
those who are at risk and to mitigate the impact it will have on our healthcare system. As members of the herd, I see it as everyone's responsibility.