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Posted by Its about the mortality rate on March 11, 2020, 9:44 pm, in reply to "Re: CORONAVIRUS
The mortality rate for the flu is 1 / 1,000. The mortality rate for Corona virus may be as high as 35 / 1,000. That is a huge difference and the only reason more people die from the flu is that more people are exposed. If a huge number of people (e.g, millions) are exposed to this virus it could be catastrophic. It also appears that this virus spreads fairly easily. Hence the reason Trump is taking extraordinary efforts to contain it. If they treated it as nothing more than the flu, the number of casualties could dwarf the numbers that die from the flu.