CV-19: Survival

Out of 190,664 cases worldwide, 7,519 people died and 80,648 people recovered.

I think a lot of people are afraid that they themselves will die from CV-19, though most of them are healthy and should get through it just fine. But for other people, their biggest fear is they might pass it on to someone who won’t be able to survive it.

There are people I know who, if they caught CV-19 there’s a high chance that they won’t survive.

But I agree that the media and officials are putting undue emphasis on the number of deaths and causing a lot of unnecessary panic. Why aren’t they saying more about the number of people who recovered? It might settle people down a bit. But I’ve seen very little about people recovering from CV-19.

At the same time, though, I think something has be done to protect the people who are high risk. But the measures they’re putting in place, closing everything down and so on, is that going to make a difference?

Right now everything in Michigan is closed down for a couple weeks and they want us to stay home during this time. But in a couple weeks, is the situation going to be any better? What if it’s worse? Are they going to keep extending the length of time that they expect people to avoid in person contact with each other?

2 thoughts on “CV-19: Survival”

  1. I am confused on why people keep blaming the media for causing undo panic. Governors are going on live T.V. and closing schools and businesses for weeks or months and warning people to stay apart I don’t think they are doing that out of media hype.
    If those numbers are accurate, that means more than 10% of those infected are dying. That is a pretty significant number. Compared to the common flu where only about .05 percent of those infected die.

  2. From my post: “…the media and officials are putting undue emphasis on the number of deaths and causing a lot of unnecessary panic. Why aren’t they saying more about the number of people who recovered? It might settle people down a bit. But I’ve seen very little about people recovering from CV-19.”

    I’m blaming the media and government officials for the panic, and that’s the reason. They’re putting emphasis on the number of deaths and they’re saying almost nothing about recoveries. They’ve caused healthy people to think they’re going to die.

    I don’t think this is media hype. But they don’t need cause panic. The panic is dangerous. If people keep raiding stores and buying up all the food, there won’t be any food for the rest of us, and then total chaos would follow.

    Those numbers are about the most accurate. I get them from here: https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html

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