And this is exactly the kind of panic I was referring to... Have you re-read your words?Wow. I genuinely cannot understand how people can’t see that this is going to be a global crisis on a catastrophic scale.
Take a look at the death rate by age or by underlying health conditions here How deadly is the coronavirus? That is dated a month later than the article you linked to which was written before what is happening in Italy was seen. Italy Coronavirus: 9,172 Cases and 463 Deaths - WorldometerAnd this is exactly the kind of panic I was referring to... Have you re-read your words?
things are seldom black and white, try to look at things in a wider perspective not in isolation.
this link I think provides what seems to me to be a fair summary of the situation from both stand points...
While everyone is in a panic about the coronavirus (officially renamed COVID-19 by the World Health Organization), there's an even deadlier virus many people are…www.health.com
And in fact breaking news, BA cancel all flights to Italy...That’s because of our own government’s inaction in updating the travel advice.
I feel like people are being short sighted when it comes to the potential of the virus, versus the flu for which we have vaccinations and resistance, when it comes to human life.And quoted from that same page...
“It is therefore very early to make any conclusive statements about what the overall mortality rate will be for the novel coronavirus, according to the World Health Organization”
Furthermore, looking at “Worldometers” data (your choice not mine)...
- Every year an estimated 290,000 to 650,000 people die in the world due to complications from seasonal influenza (flu) viruses.
- This figure corresponds to 795 to 1,781 deaths per day due to the seasonal flu.