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Antibody tests support what’s been obvious: Covid-19 is much more lethal than the flu
Higher infection rates mean lower lethality risk on average. But the corollary is that this is a very contagious disease capable of being spread by people who are asymptomatic — a challenge for communities hoping to end their shutdowns.
Many people experience mild symptoms or none at all, and never get the standard diagnostic test with a swab up the nose, so they’re missed in the official covid-19 case counts.
But as infectious disease experts point out, even a seemingly low rate can translate into a shockingly large death toll if the virus spreads through a major portion of the population.
originally posted by: DBCowboy
originally posted by: Fallingdown
a reply to: DBCowboy
That was the Hong Kong flu. The Asian flu in 1957 I think wasn’t a walk in the park either .
Yep, killed @100,000 people.
Not a single city shut down.