Saturday, March 7, 2020

Huh! What Makes You Think You're So Special, Coronavirus?

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) reports tracking "normal" flu for a specific time period in 2018 and 2019 in the USA.

There were 35.5 million people who got the flu (short for influenza)  Of this number, no information apparently available re number of times they got the flu.
Of them 16.5 had or went to medical appointments.
Of that number, 490,000 were hospitalized (average length of stay not given.)
We're winnowing it down - stay with me here - 34,000 died.

Dividing 34,000 by 35.5 million, the calculator said, "0.95 percent died." Going further (as if I'm not 'way over my head anywhere near a number) I think that would be 93.1 people per day for 365 days.

Chicago and Philadelphia shootings may be that many or more.  Perspective is important here.

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