CDC estimates that the burden of illness during the 2018–2019 season included an estimated 35.5 million people getting sick with influenza, ... and 34,200 deaths from influenza" - https://t.co/Q4pXOxuvdl— John (@itsjusstjohn) April 19, 2020
The Coronavirus has infected fewer people than the flu while killing more people than the flu in the US! How the fuck can its mortality rate be lower!? Let's take a look at how the percentages were calcuated:
The influenza mortality rate = (deaths/people infected) * 100%
The Corona mortality rate = (deaths/total US population) * 100%
What kind of horse shit comparison is that? Let's use the correct formula to get the mortality rate for Corona in the USA at this moment in time:
The Corona mortality rate = (deaths/people infected) * 100%
= (39,014/738,830) * 100%
Yeah, just like the flu.