Myth: Consuming high strength alcoholic beverages lowers the chance of infection.
Myth: Coronavirus is just like common seasonal flu.
Thus far the fatality rate we are seeing in Coronavirus cases is somewhere between two and ten per cent depending on your age group. With the average being close to three per cent. This could be lower as undoubtedly many people who have the virus aren’t showing symptoms; particularly under the thirties. That being said, you don’t need to ignore coronavirus because it may not kill you. Fifteen to twenty per cent of victims end up with permanent lung damage. Young people have a responsibility to report symptoms and quarantine to protect those around them, parents and grandparents who, as we have seen can quickly become seriously ill. Covid-19 is more lethal in many respects: the fatality rate is at least ten times higher; it has an incubation period of at least 14 days vs 2 days for the flue making it deadly for a much longer period and creating silent spreaders. Jeremy Faust, a teaching physician at Harvard explain that in one week in April, the disease killed between 9.5 and 43 times as many people as the humble flu. The bottom line, the Coronavirus is not flu.