to an extent. Its new, and in the beginning, people didnt even seek medical attention they just called in sick, or even just went about their day sick, because they didnt know they had anything but the average flu. So how much deadlier it is, if at all, wont be known for a few months. Now we are seeing a slingshot where everyone
is going to the ER for the sniffles out of paranoia and depleating medical resources.
I've seen media reports all over the place as to how deadly it is, but considering most offical channels like the CDC and my states health department, OSHA and FEMA are recommending calling your doctor, but staying at home, unless your in a risk group, i dont think its really being seen as much more severe than as if an unvaccinated patient developed influenza.
Its not even the virus that would be deadly, its the pneumonia it can cause in said high risk groups, which is also the case with influenza.
The fact that its novel is also a factor, as puppy said. There is no hurd immunity by vaccine, so it can spread faster.
So yeah, not a nothing burger, no virus is, but i agree with your chicken little analogy.
The conspiracy theorist in me is saying covid19 dosnt even exist, and this is all just a prank to get people to take the seasonal flu seriously for once haha.
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