posted on May, 12 2013 @ 04:46 PM
Originally posted by Onami
I'm sorry, I don't know what I did there. There was no mortality rate in the link you gave me.
negue's BBC link above quotes this:
Since (September 2012, there have been 33 confirmed cases across Europe and the Middle East, with 18 deaths, according to a recent WHO
Maybe you saw something similar to this quote... that would give you a 54.5% death rate of those confirmed cases worldwide. However, the same link
The Saudi health ministry said that 15 people had died out of the 24 cases diagnosed since last summer.
72.7% of all confirmed cases have been in Saudi Arabia, of those cases, 62.5% died.
The death rate in other countries from the remaining confirmed 9 cases is 33.3%.
Now apologies if my math is wrong, or if I'm speculating too much, but the higher death rate in Saudi hospitals may be down to lower standards in care
and isolation? As I say, purely speculation, and I know nothing about Saudi healthcare standards so may be entirely wrong.
With coronavirus' symptoms first appearing as a cold, I wonder how fast this could spread without proper isolation of those patients already infected.
By reading these reports, it quickly becomes apparent how serious this NCoV is, and how quickly it manifests from a simple 'cold/ flu-like virus'
into a serious respiratory disease. If this spreads quickly like the reports suggest could happen now human-human transmission is possible, I wonder
how quickly that death rate will shoot up, especially in densly populated developing countries. Let's just hope it under wraps now.
12-5-2013 by LunaStarr because: (no reason given)
edit on 12-5-2013 by LunaStarr because: Changed italic