How serious is COVID-19?

It’s the new viral disease caused by the novel SARS CoV-19 virus, it causes cough, sneezing, fever, diarrhea, those who are more ill develop a viral pneumonia people can die of, overal mortality in general is 2,3%, higher in males 2,8% than in female 1,7%, higher in the elderly: in those <50 yo <0,5%, in those >80 yo approaching 15%. 80% of those infected aren’t sick, but are infectious anyway, thus makes recognizing who is infected so very, very hard. Infection is by droplets of saliva containing the virus formed when coughing and sneezing, all those who cough and sneeze should wear a simple facemask to prevent saliva droplets from reaching other people.

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