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Yeah, this virus is almost perfect. It has amazing life/death balance, that is why it is everywhere.
Someone's really good at Plague Inc.
*accept not except.
Basically the federal .gov wants us panicking and staying in to *prevent* this from *actually* spreading.
jeeper53971yIt’s all skewed as hell though because if I was to have it I’m not going to the hospital unless I I’m literally planning on dying there. The hospitals are nasty cesspools, and the testing is reserved to people who are nearly dead from it already.
So read it kind of like of confirmed cases cases about 15% are dying, but we are only testing the most severe cases.
When we look at exposed populations the mortality rate is around 2%, but we don’t actually know how many people are infected.
Not down playing it but getting the virus isn’t like playing Russian roulette with a theoretical 15 round revolver.
The thing is (although that could change from a country to another) is that Covid-19 has an exponential infection rate and could go undetected within the next 14 days of infection (and anyone from healthy teen to elderly can die from it, at least that's the case in my country).
I don't know how much of the infections are caused by the more aggressive strand of Covid-19 (which, afaik, targetted Italy and some parts of China) but that one is far more contagious and severe compared to the other one.
A huge problem every country have (probably with the exception of South Korea who extensively tested people there) is that the number of confirmed cases may be far lower than the actual numbers. And some of the solutions to prevent hospitals from being overcrowded involves isolation (e.g. self-isolation, lockdown) and distancing (2m/6ft rule).
Kurzgesagt made a good video on it:
@M1sf3t AFAIK, that's a valid cause and reason pushing people to ask others to stop smoking.
@M1sf3t Oh dear, I hope they get well soon!