goldlioncute you think that. a fatality rate over 5% aint no joke, especially considering at least 1/5 people infected end up in serious/critical condition. at this point, there are more DEAD than RECOVERED, so probs not something to write off just yet... sometimes the details make all the difference.
Consider how many people are actually infected but never get tested. Those infected numbers are only confirmed illnesses so your mortality
rate is going to be much lower especially based on the fact that ALL its symptoms mirror influenza or the common cold. So many people are going to contract this virus and do nothing and eventually recover. It's the very old, very young, and other populations at risk who will die such as those who are Immunocompromosed and those who don't have any idea how to treat a cold and stay hydrated and when to access medical care or those without access to medical care.
The influenza stats I referred to have been researched over decades and there's a pretty good confidence that the data are correct. Since the Coronavirus is an epidemic and slowly becoming pandemic, there's not enough data to estimate true infection rate.
The point of my op is that people need to chill. This ain't ebola folks. Unless you're immunocompromised, old, or a child you've got nothing to worry about. Statistically speaking you've got a rediculously higher chance of getting and dying from the flu which a significant majority of the population could care less about. Don't get on the hype train just yet. When this hits 1 million come back and we can talk.