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Correcting the record.

Trump compared Coronavirus to the flu just now and said flu causes more deaths.

According to the briefing from the CDC yesterday, the fatality rate from Coronavirus is 2-4%, about the same as the Spanish flu of 1918.

Regular seasonal influenza is about .7%. It just looks higher right now because the flu is a global phenomenon.

But Coronavirus is expected to go global as well.

Let’s assume that Coronavirus is pandemic and compare it to the seasonal flu. The population of earth is 8 Billion people.

Deaths from Covid19= (8,000,000,000)(.02)

That’s 160,000,000 possible deaths.

Deaths from flu = (8,000,000,000)(.007)

That’s 56,000,000 possible deaths.

I’m saying possible because there will probably be fewer than 8 billion infected by either virus. Still, the difference is YUGE and we’re taking the lower limit for Covid19. Depending on your national healthcare system and whether your country is run by Trump, the number could be higher or lower.

But no matter how you slice it, flu is not nearly as bad.

The good news is that your body can survive it if you get treatment and support until your immune system kicks in. The bad news is Coronavirus is a lot rougher on the body in the meantime.

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