Pandemic?

The fatality rate may prove to be comparable to the Spanish Flu pandemic in 1918 so it is a significant concern globally……………

Most seasonal flu viruses have a case fatality rate of less than 1 in 1,000 people. Here we’re talking about a virus where we don’t understand fully the severity spectrum but it’s possible the case fatality rate could be as high as two per cent.

SOURCE:

www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-7923913/Shanghai-Disney-closed-Saturday-help-prevent-spread-virus.html

If the death rate is truly two per cent, that means two out of every 100 patients who get it will die.

‘My feeling is it’s lower,’ Dr Horby added. ‘We’re probably missing this iceberg of milder cases. But that’s the current circumstance we’re in.

Two per cent case fatality rate is comparable to the Spanish Flu pandemic in 1918 so it is a significant concern globally.

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