- Aug 28, 2003
You're referring to IFRs.Does that factor in all the people who contracted COVID-19 and didn't know they even had it so they were never tested. This is the actual number we need.
I posted CFRs. There is no reason to believe the relative ratios between those for Covid and flu are different.
The numbers you need are how lethal this is relative to other pandemic viruses, like flu.
Covid IFR/Flu IFR will approximately equal Covid CFR/Flu CFR
Those numbers are posted. They are 30x worse on the low end, 300x worse on the high end.
It's >60x more lethal to babies.
This means, unchecked, we will have 20x to 30x or more people die from this than in a flu season. Flu kills 15k - 40k a year. 10x that is 150k to 400k. We're at nearly 210k now, and the contagion season is just starting. Covid killed >200,000 Americans during the flu "off season", which is what has so many healthcare professionals and epidemiologists pretty concerned for what will happen during flu/contagion season.