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It's *significantly* more dangerous than the flu. One of the first things they teach you in any science or engineering program is to compare things using comparable units of measurement. Look here:www.cdc.gov/.../...iminary-in-season-estimates.htmDuring this flu season, the CDC estimates there were 51 million cases of influenza. Of those, 51,000 died (if we're liberal with our estimates). Now look here:www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-in-us.htmlAccording to the CDC, there has been 1,629 cases of COVID-19, resulting in 41 deaths.What you're doing is comparing 51,000 to 41 and declaring Influenza to be more deadly. Except that you're not using comparable units of measurement because you aren't extrapolating the potential extent of the Coronavirus. If you made the comparison accurate, you'd estimate the rate of loss *if there were 51 million cases of Coronavirus*. Which, if we assume a linear progression, would be 1.28 million people. To put it another way, it has the potential to kill 25 times more people than Influenza.
I see. Well, that's good to know. Hopefully it takes a lot of people out.