posted by iclfan2
3% seems awfully high too. HHS came out the other day and said it was most likely between .1 and 1%, due to the theory that there are way more cases than we know about, so the denominator is higher than they thought.
$2.4T hit to global GDP seems awfully low with that kind of outbreak.
Seems like 3% might be @ the mortality rate for known cases, people who are diagnosed and/or seeking treatment. Which with unknown infection 3X that or more puts mortality under 1%. I'd be interested to know how many people are freaking out about CV19 but don't bother to get a flu shot.
But I have no idea if 15M is a realistic number of infected or not. I'd guess once you get past a certain threshold, you've lost containment and basically everyone ends up being exposed at some point.