Another thing to look at is that people are dying in a vastly overcrowded country with poor health care. One that doesn’t take care of the population. One that doesn’t practice the same type of hygiene publicly that more developed countries do. People die in China from just about everything that most people don’t die of in other countries.
The real threat here is truly group hysteria, at least for the majority of us. Look at the stock market!
Some facts I’ve learned… The flu is a Corona virus. The term Corona (when not talking about beer) is a category of virus, an umbrella term. This goes to show that, first off, the media is using a catchy phrase for another version of the flu. 34,200 people died of influenza last year in the US alone.
Another thing to think about is that the mortality rate is also being calculated in China. There are probably thousands of people who have it that aren’t sick enough, barely sick at all, to seek treatment.
If we are going to pay attention to this virus, let’s do so responsibly and make sure we know ALL the facts. Causing anxiety and stress in recovery is always a dangerous thing, so let’s try to to focus on the reality of it. Being aware, truly aware, will help ease our fears.