StillLovinIt wrote: ↑
Wed Mar 18, 2020 4:17 am
IMHO, this article was pretty bad. Too much emphasis on the Diamond Princess sample set which is too small to deduce anything meaningful. And he pretty much ignores the data and deaths from China, South Korea and Italy.
Also, his numbers are extremely low compared to the rest of the scientific commmunity (...and that 1% of the U.S. population gets infected...).
Well, I do not totally endorse this article, but I do find one point interesting: the re-evaluation of the mortality rate.
In Romania, there are a few confirmed cases (and no death yet), BUT very little testing. From what I understand, only people that present the symptoms AND may have been in contact with infected people are tested. So there are surely way more cases than those confirmed around...
And where there has been the most testing, the mortality rate is below 1%: https://ourworldindata.org/grapher/covi ... on-people"
Anyway, this is not the main issue, the hospitalization rate is the real problem, and as such, this cannot be compared to influenza... And Italy proved that if the hospitals are full, the death rate climbs up...
So stay home, stay safe