Do not panic, time to fight out

The case fatality rate of coronavirus so far has been the lowest

Comparison with deadly viruses

  Wuhan 2019- nCoV MERS SARS Common cold caused by coronavirus
Detected Dec 2019 2012, Saudi Arabia 2002 in southern China. Winter each year
Origin Bats, Snakes Bats, Camel Bats, Civets
Cases 14 countries All cases linked to Arabian Peninsula; 80% from Saudi Arabia. Others in about two dozen countries, including U.S. Cases and deaths have been declining since 2016. No new cases since 2004. About 87% of previous cases from China and Hong Kong. Four coronavirus strains seem responsible for 15-30% of common colds.
India  None None None
Human to human Close contact Close contact Close contact Close contact
2,494 confirmed cases; 858 deaths (as of Nov. 30, 2019). 8,098 cases; 774 deaths Millions each year
Mortality 3% 35% 10% Generally nonlethal with rare exceptions.

Case fatality rate

  1. 2019 coronavirus 3%
  2. MERS 35%
  3. SARS 10%
  4. Diphtheria 5-10%
  5. Polio: 2-5% children, 15-30% adults
  6. Swine flu < 0.15%
  7. Whooping cough 4% infants < 1yr, 1% children < 4 years
  8. Ebola 50%
  9. Small-pox 30-40%
  10. Measles 10-15% (developing countries)

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