In Ireland over 10% of positive results have been hospitalised and that figure doesn't include half our deaths, as they never made it to hospital. Yes, we'll have missed cases. Hopefully loads but even if 1% require hospitalisation, that's quite high, yeah?Mog The Almighty wrote:No, I said it was a type of particularly bad flu. And I was wrong, it's a type of particularly bad cold, there is a difference. Someone would say that's splitting hairs, but it was enough to send the usual suspects into meltdown. In any case, I conceded that and stood corrected.message #2527204 wrote:You were shouted off the thread for saying it was just flu. When clearly it wasn't and 10% of those who had it were being hospitalised.Mog The Almighty wrote:I'm not saying if he's right or wrong, I'm just saying that's what he said.Margin_Walker wrote:MOG's back dropping truth bombs he heard on Rogan again. Cool
Of course, when everyone was freaking out when this started, I posted an interview by a world-renown virologist and pandemic disease expert making similar statements and got shouted off the thread. It doesn't matter if it's Musk or anyone else, unless it's dooms-day prophecies and drama queen sensationalism, it's not welcome here.
10% being hospitalised? Where do you get that figure? 10% of cases that were bad enough to warrant testing required hospitalisation ... maybe. What number of the population had it and never even realised it, brushed it off as a common cold? Or where even completely asymptomatic? You don't know those numbers, I know because even the experts don't know those numbers.
To put things in perspective, the common flu kills about 650,000 people a year. Obesity kills about 3 million people each year. So far -- and I realise this will get worse -- we're almost half way through the year and corona virus has killed 285,000.
Yes, it's very bad and yes, we don't take the same type of lock-down precautions against flu or obesity, without those measures no-doubt it would have been far worse. I'm not saying it's nothing, but some perspective is useful.
In terms of of death rate, I believe NY has already hit 0.1% deaths and that's recorded deaths too.
But yeah, just wash your hands.