There is absolutely no equivalence between seasonal flu and COVID19. The former is a well-understood virus whose treatment, mitigation and management strategies are well established. The latter is a far more dangerous (and probably contagious) novel virus that is poorly understood by comparison.Common flu affects billions of people annually. Every day there is pandemic. Whether we consider something pandemic depends on politics.
If you think about it, CDC released stats only a few thousand people in the US died from COVID-19, the remaining deaths were associated with COVD-19 but not necessarily due to it.
As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to evolve, comparisons have been drawn to influenza. Both cause respiratory disease, yet there are important differences between the two viruses and how they spread. This has important implications for the public health measures that can be implemented to...
A systematic review and meta-analysis of published research data on COVID-19 infection fatality rates
An important unknown during the coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has been the infection fatality rate (IFR). This differs from the case fa…