Infectious disease experts say that the fatality rate in China for people who have symptoms of coronavirus is about 4% as of yesterday (March 25).
The death rate in the U.S. as of yesterday was 1.4% although the disease is still peaking and is expected to go higher.
96% or more who got the disease recovered.
You’re not reading or hearing this kind of authentic, factual news because we’re living in a world of instant communication, digital commerce and social media. It behooves them to stir up fear.
Coronavirus is serious. It is a pandemic. It is spreading across the world. It is affecting economies and lives. It requires public health sacrifices.
But the death rate is under 4% even in China where it originated.
That alone should go a long way toward converting this deadly virus from fear of dying to the excellent chances we all have of surviving especially if we heed public health measures.
In a digital world fear spreads faster than even disease.
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