WHO now has thinks the death rate for COVID-19 is 3.4%, not the 2% (or lower) that has previously been the prevailing estimate. And that’s of REPORTED case.
"“This is a unique virus, with unique features. This virus is not influenza,” Tedros said Monday. “We are in uncharted territory.”" WHO says #coronavirus death rate is 3.4% globally, higher than previously thought #COVID19 #SARSCoV2
Are we lowballing deaths because of insufficient testing or exaggerating deaths because so many have mild symptoms and don’t get tested?
WHO says coronavirus death rate is 3.4% globally, higher than previously thought
WHO says coronavirus death rate is 3.4% globally, higher than previously thought
" ‘Globally, about 3.4% of reported COVID-19 cases have died,’ [the] WHO Director-General said.” Note “reported.” This is not an accurate total count of infected people.
I'm no medical expert. You probably aren't either. So let's have a dose of humility and heed the advice of those who actually are. The coronavirus may not be the bubonic plague, but it's not just the sniffles. Don't freak out, but do take precautions.
WHO says coronavirus death rate is 3.4% globally, higher than previously thought
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“World health officials said Tuesday the mortality rate for COVID-19 is 3.4% globally, higher than previous estimates of about 2%.”
WHO says coronavirus death rate is 3.4% globally, higher than previously thought
"Globally, about 3.4% of reported COVID-19 cases have died," WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said during a press briefing at the agency's headquarters in Geneva
A month ago. Has the global CFR estimate been updated?
WHO says coronavirus death rate is 3.4% globally, higher than previously thought