Comparisons of Corona Virus to Influenza to H1N1
I have to vent. According to numbers, there have been 471,363 cases of coronavirus around the world. Of that number, 21,249 have died and 114,642 have recovered. Thus, is this virus really that deadly?! In percentages, about 4.51% die after contracting this so called deadly virus and 24.32% recover. The recovery rate is much larger than the death rate.
Now lets take the common influenza numbers. Worldwide, the WHO estimates between 3 to 5 million cases will occur for the 2019 - 2020 seasons. Now of those cases, 250,000 to 500,000 deaths have occurred. So doing the numbers percentage wise, this means that between 8.33% and 10% of the world population will die from contracting plain old influenza.
In 2009, the CDC estimated between 43.3-89.3 million cases of the H1N1 virus world in the US alone and around 12,469 deaths. World wide the number of deaths were much higher, between 151,700-575,400.
Numbers don't lie people. H1N1 is second next to the common influenza in dangerous viruses while this wimpy corona virus is a distant 3rd.