jpm995 -Detruthis -
numbers in isolation can cause panic, numbers in context don't tend to - for example Italy (a hot spot) has almost 10,000 cases of the virus … sounds worrying? then try this
Population of Italy around 60 million which means the virus has infected 0.0158% of the population or, to put it another way… if you live in Italy you are 99.9842% likely to NOT have the virus
A news report stating 99.98% do not have the virus is far less concerning than headlines saying 10,000 people has the virus and its increasing by 200 per day
If thats true its hard to fathoms Merkel saying 70% of all Germans will have the virus by next year.
In 2009 100k Americans had H1N1. By the end of 2010 it was somewhere around 50 MILLION.
Don't confuse your ignorance of epidemology with the reality of the situation.