Blocked the fellow (among others who dangerously advocate "no worry"). Higher fatality rate can actually lower the risk of the disease, make tails thinner.— Nassim Nicholas Taleb (@nntaleb) March 1, 2020
Simply because dead people tend to not take planes, trains subways, & cruises. Even in California. pic.twitter.com/z32uuRvbzg
At the moment, there are a total of 89,071 confirmed cases with 3,044 deaths in the world. That's a fatality rate of 3.5%. That's very bad.
Only 1 out of every 28 infected people die. The rest spread the virus! If it truly goes full pandemic, then we'll have millions of graves. Something that is simply not possible with viruses that look scary but manage a small body count. As one can see in that table, the two most fatal viruses, Marberg and Nipah, killed 771 people in total. The Coronovirus is just getting warmed up.