The trouble with COVID-19 numbers in particular is that most of the numbers are a case of the visible part of the iceberg. The what's not known is suspected by most pundits to be orders of magnitude larger.That applies to most diseases / infections. But I find looking at actual numbers very informative.
Yes I appreciate it is about probability. However my point was that many who contract Convid -19 have no idea that they have done so and are not shown as a case in the figures, and so while I very much agree that older people who contract Convid-19 have a greater probability of dying from it (or problems it causes) that the actually probability is over stated.Agree with that comment too but the above table is about probability - so older people who may contract the virus have a greater chance (14.8%) of dying from it.
Remember that there is no vaccination yet. So this will increase the fatality rate.the serious/critical cases are quite high - higher than my perception of the annual flu varieties (Italy 16%, Princess 6%). Perhaps someone in the health industry can confirm or refute.
Because of cost.Oddly in Australia, and many other countries, despite the common flu being a known killer many still do not get vaccinated for it. In many countries such as Australia many people get vaccinated for it.
2019 Immunisation Coalition Influenza Survey facts
- 39% of adults intend to get an influenza vaccination
- 61% of adults do not intend to get an influenza vaccination
- Women 55+ have the highest intention: 72% of this age group intends to have the influenza vaccine
- Young men have the lowest intention – only 19% have the intent to get the influenza vaccine
- 20% get the vaccine to protect themselves – only 10% of people get the vaccine to protect others
- Only10% of Australians believe that Kids are part of the groups that should be immunised against influenza
Only costs $14.99 at Chemist Warehouse.Because of cost.
Most people who don't get a flu shot are not in an "at risk" group, so can't get it for free.
That death rate seems higher than previously reported in China. Do you expect that S Korea are reliably testing?South Korea has just added 161 infections, taking their total to 763 with seven deaths in all.
They usually do two announcements a day, so more likely this evening.
Which is exactly how people dealt with swine flu and the domestic type flu. Maybe that will be the new order of things now.One of the recommendations issued by the Japanese government's panel of experts tonight was that testing should be limited because it's not useful
for the purpose of stopping the IOC from taking the Olympics away from Tokyofrom a preventive perspective.
So, for example, the 80 close contacts of a Tokyo school bus driver will be asked to self-quarantine and report on their health, but will only be tested if they become ill.