How bad is the coronavirus? Let compare with SARS, Ebola, flu6 min read 05 Mar 2020, 09:00 PM IST
Ebola and MERS, the COVID-19 death rates are much closer to those of the flu, and it’s understandable why people find the comparison reassuring
The numbers also seem to indicate that Covid-19 is a lot more contagious than the seasonal flu.
The coronavirus outbreak has been turning a lot of us into amateur epidemiologists. Just listen to Mick Mulvaney, the former real estate developer and member of Congress from South Carolina who is now acting White House chief of staff. “The flu kills people," he said last week. “This is not Ebola. It’s not SARS, it’s not MERS. It’s not a death sentence, it’s not the same as the Ebola crisis."
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