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i have few questions about coronavirus   [OT]

By: Peter Shute       
Date: Mar 13,2020 at 02:32
In Response to: i have few questions about coronavirus (Ryan)

> they said the normal influenza's fatality rate is 0.1% ~ 0.2%
> and the death rate due to coronavirus is about 0.2% ~ 0.4%
> if it is just twice as bad, why bother worrying much like the world
> today?
> just catch one and get over it, i might say

How old are you, Ryan? The death rate goes up significantly with age. It's 1.4% for ages 50-59, 3.6% for 60-69, 8% 70-79, 14.8% over 80. If you have other illnesses then you're also more vulnerable. I'm in the 1.4% group, and that sounds like Russian roulette to me.

It's serious enough to justify the lockdowns that are occurring now.

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