MMArijuana -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.
Seems high, considering none of the celebs/athletes/politicians with it are hospitalized to my knowledge.
You're correct. Let's see what happens here but these numbers will likely be lower in the US.