captainplanet -androb -mataleo1 -tbizzle -
Why is COVID-19 more dangerous than swine flu when 60 million Americans were infected and 300,000 were hospitalized? There was no where near this amount of panic back then.
We don't have exact data to compare and numbers might be completely off, but, based on what we have, I can break it down quickly:
Mortality: for swine flu (in the US) was about 4k/22 million and preliminary data from Italy and Spain is that it's somewhere between 2-5%
Acute Care necessity: around 0.2% for swine flue and about 10-15% for COVID-19.
Hospitalizations: about 1-2% for swine flu, about 25% for COVID
Again, the numbers might be completely different as we know more, but it seems reasonable to be prepared.
That’s from Italy. (Not sure why Italy is such a hotbed) but there are other countries reporting numbers not nearly so scary.
and a previous post of yours says 90% of people showing symptoms that are tested are coming back negative
Italy is a hot bed because they didn’t take the virus serious at all. So when the virus spread, they weren’t able to handle the amount of cases they were receiving to the point where if you were considered a high mortality chance, they’d send you home to die.