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originally posted by: DoctorBluechip
First off here's an instant block . This is NOT fearmongering or handwringing or pearl clutching .
There are lies, damn lies, and statistics.
In reality, the likelihood from dying if you get Covid-19 is much lower than the post claims, because the measure only looks at people who have been tested for Covid-19.
When the virus started to spread in the UK, only the sickest were being tested. It is still the case that testing is largely limited to people with symptoms.
So it misses many people who have had the disease but not shown symptoms, or haven’t been ill enough to be in hospital or get tested. And so the proportion of all cases (whether confirmed or not) which led to death is well below the figures used in the post. The global average confirmed case fatality rate is suspected to be somewhere between 0.6% and 9.3%, although the rates between countries vary widely.
originally posted by: dantanna
a reply to: MRinder
if you are scared, stay home. its simple.
do not tell men though, that men cannot make their own decisions.
Nearly 17 thousand of those infected with Covid-19 work in healthcare, the RIVM said, of which over 500 were hospitalized and 11 have died. They represent over 56 percent of all people who tested positive between the ages of 18 and 69, and over 35 percent of all those who tested positive in the Netherlands.