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Originally Posted by TheVTCGuy
Sigh.... It’s a curse Watch, but I persevere.
Don’t know if this has been posted but here is a (supposedly) real time virus statistic world wide. Right now it is at. 1.2 million cases and 65,000 (ish) deaths. That is... 5% death rate(?). If anyone knows, what is the death rate for any other influenza?
https://youtu.be/qgylp3Td1Bw

Seasonal ‘flu mortality is estimated at about 0.1% (upper limit) but calculating the total number of cases in any given year requires a degree of guesswork so I wouldn’t hang my hat on that figure.
Bear in mind the CV19 mortality rate isn’t really 5% because far, far more people have contracted the virus than have tested positive for it. We haven’t got a hope of knowing exactly how many until there’s a reliable antibody test.