Although most of the information about COVID-19 sounds scary, it is important to keep your mind on the facts. This infection has only resulted in 7500 deaths worldwide with less than 94 in the United States as of today March 17, 2020.
For comparison purposes, 80,000 people succumbed to run-of-the-mill flu virus in just the US during 2017. According to the CDC there are more than 480,000 deaths annually from cigarette smoking. And 175,000 die each year do to unintended accidents, while it is estimated the more than 700,000 people die each year due to hospital malpractice, doctor malpractice and hospital infections.
Recently, in China, the death rate due to coronavirus was computed to be 0.005%. That is 5 out 100,000.
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