Correct. Nobody really knows. It’s a crapshoot.In2ition wrote: ↑Thu May 21, 2020 4:25 pm"The 1.3% rate calculation is based on cumulative deaths and detected cases across the United States, but it does not account for undetected cases, where a person is infected but shows few or no symptoms, according to researcher Anirban Basu.Nodack wrote: ↑Thu May 21, 2020 3:48 pmWe do have some data. The flu kills about .1% and Covid kills at least 1%. At minimum it’s 10 X’s more deadly.
https://www.washington.edu/news/2020/05 ... -symptoms/
The national rate of death among people infected with the novel coronavirus — SARS-CoV-2 — that causes COVID-19 and who show symptoms is 1.3%, the study found. The comparable rate of death for the seasonal flu is 0.1%.
U.S. COVID-19 death rate is 1.3%, study finds
13Xs more deadly.
If those cases were added into the equation, the overall death rate might drop closer to 1%, Basu said."
I read both reports that you linked. Here's the problem, we don't know what the infection rate is. Some believe it's already over 20% of the population, but many more are asymptomatic or even somehow immune to it.
The last part I bolded is just a guess by Basu, unfortunately. We do certainly know that the infection rate is much higher and easier to spread, due to the nature of it being infectious without symptoms.
It’s totally reasonable to ask people in close encounters to wear masks and keep distance for a year until we can gather hard evidence over time. There’s just no way we learn everything we need in a few months of a brand new Illness. It takes time.
I had a nurse offended that her nail salon required her to wear a mask and threw a fit on Facebook about it. Seriously? The poor employee has to be at your feet, then go home to their family that you don’t know their health conditions. How is that a liberal or conservative issue?