Posted on 2020/03/06
Peter Diamandis: Fear vs. Reality – Coronavirus07 Health
, Earth Intelligence Fear vs. Reality – Coronavirus
On one of the worst days for Coronavirus in China
(February 10, 2020), 108 people
died. But on a given day, globally:
- 26,283 people die of cancer;
- 49,041 people die of cardiovascular diseases;
- 4,383 people die of diabetes.
takes on average 2,191 lives….Mosquitoes
take the lives of over 2,740 people, and….
kill an average of 1,287 fellow people, every single day.Part 1: The Numbers… Let’s look at the data
So let’s look first at the numbers.
During the 2017-2018 flu season, CDC figures put U.S. influenza deaths at roughly 80,000. Meanwhile, global estimates indicated anywhere between 290,000 – 650,000 influenza-associated deaths from respiratory causes alone.
And in terms of deaths from influenza-induced lower respiratory tract infections, a 2019 study estimated 99,000 – 200,000 deaths for the 2017-2018 flu season.
While the fatality rate of Coronavirus now appears to be slightly higher than that of typical influenza (estimates range from 1.4% to the WHO’s 3.4%), the toll of the common flu is staggeringly higher than that of COVID-19.Click to read rest of Part 1.Part 2: Infectious Disease Doctor: What Does (And Doesn’t) Scare Me About The Coronavirus