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Coronavirus 20 times more deadly than the flu? Death toll approaches 2,000

Coronavirus 20 times more deadly than the flu? Death toll approaches 2,000

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  1. So, can someone give me a breakdown of the symptoms? Like why is this as deadly as it is, and what are the long term effects?

  2. This is the best tl;dr I could make, [original](https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/02/18/wuhan-china-coronavirus-hospital-director-dies-covid/4792597002/) reduced by 79%. (I’m a bot)
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    > His death was one of 98 on Tuesday attributed to the virus, pushing the global death toll to 1,875, including 1,789 in Hubei.

    > Study: Virus far more deadly than fluThe Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention put the overall death rate for the virus at 2.3%. The season's flu death rate in the U.S. thus far is about 0.1%, according to the U.S. CDC.Still, the coronavirus death rate is far below that of severe acute respiratory syndrome – SARS – a coronavirus that swept across China almost two decades ago.

    > Shortages of crucial medical supplies possibleThe Food and Drug Administration said it has pulled inspectors from China because of virus concerns and warns that the U.S. might face shortages of "Critical medical products" if the outbreak persists.

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  3. Just want to pint out that the math with the numbers we have does not add up to 20x. .1 vs 2.4. Am I wrong?

  4. Umm havnt more people died already this year? Just from the common cold?

  5. 64,000 deaths from the flu this season.

    1875 deaths from carona virus.
    [https://www.worldometers.info/](https://www.worldometers.info/)

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