The most widespread testing so far shows that COVID-19 has a fatality rate of 0.004%. That’s lower than the flu. Should we start shutting everything down, every year, because of the flu? [Update: I was wrong to trust the Daily Mail. The real fatality rate is about 0.4%.]

Iceland has tested 10% of its population for COVID-19, by far the largest percentage of any country.

And it has discovered that the fatality rate is 0.004%.

That’s lower than the flu.

Should we start shutting everything down, every year, because of the flu?

Edited to add:

Iceland has 364,000 people.

10% of them were tested.

Of those tested, half tested positive.

Extrapolated to the entire country, 182,000 people have the virus.

7 of those people have died from the virus.

7 deaths out of 182,000 people having the virus = 0.004% fatality rate.

(7 / 182,000) * 100 = 0.004%.

Update: USA Today totally disagrees with The Daily Mail on the infection rate:


https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2020/04/10/coronavirus-covid-19-small-nations-iceland-big-data/2959797001/

Iceland has tested more of its population for coronavirus than anywhere else. Here’s what it learned

April 11, 2020

Iceland has achieved something no other country has: tested 10% of its population for coronavirus, a figure far higher than anywhere else in the world.

Stefansson said Iceland’s randomized tests revealed that between 0.3%-0.8% of Iceland’s population is infected with the respiratory illness

So the real infection rate is about 100 times smaller than the 50% rate that was cited by the Daily Mail.

Which means that the real fatality rate is about 100 times bigger than the 0.004% rate that was cited by the Daily Mail. So the real fatality rate is about 0.4%.

My problem is that I trusted the Daily Mail.

April 12, 2020. Tags: , , , . COVID-19, Health care.

5 Comments

  1. bluecat57 replied:

    Absolutely. And send me about $20,000 of Other People’s Money. Start with Bill Gate’s and the other Billionaires. Then on to the Leftists, Elected Employees an Deep State bureaucrats worth more than $1-millilon. When you run out of that, start printing it.

    • bluecat57 replied:

      I forgot: monthly

    • Ron Brown replied:

      Dan, it’s all bullshit. The entire cv19 is fake as hell. There’s no proof and everything is a made up hoax on people and only serves the agendas of those who control life on this rock.
      It is past time for the last armed nation to rid the planet of the evils that men do to stay in control even though we out number them a million to one. I’ll fight till my last round is spent.
      I read your post daily and agree with allot of what you say, but this cv19 is not a killer or even as bad as a cold sore. Every single death that they label cv19 as the cause is fake. Everyone of them, there are no deaths by this virus alone, the whole hoax is a joke without a punch line. I’d bet my life on it. Yes I’d bet my life on the entire global shut down is a falsehood.
      If you want to know why just ask.

  2. Larry Rosenbaum replied:

    7/1600 (7 deaths out of 1600 testing positive) = .004. That is 0.4% (.01= 1%) So it is about 4 times as deadly as flu (0.1%). Still not that deadly.

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