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The Traveling Fool - Issue #46

The Traveling Fool
The Traveling Fool - Issue #46
By Bob Bales • Issue #46 • View online
Let’s talk Corona Virus. All you hear on the news in Global Pandemic, people are dying by the thousands, we are all doomed.
Let’s look at some facts. As of this writing there have been 86,021 cases with 2,942 deaths total worldwide. Last year in the United States alone there were an estimated 80,000 people died of the Flu. The CDC estimates that from Oct 2019 – Feb 2020 there have been an estimated 19,000 – 48,000 deaths from the flu in the US.
The Corona Virus is not new. It is a common virus. While most don’t do very much damage some mutate and cause more trouble. You may remember MERS and SARS, both a type of Corona Virus. For the average person, the chance of becoming infected is miniscule. I you are traveling to where a lot of outbreaks have occurred such as Wuhan China then you have a higher risk. If you come in contact with an infected person or are a health care worker in contact with infected persons, you are at a higher risk.
Of the 43,278 active case 82% have mild symptoms and 18% have serious symptoms. Of the 42,743 closed cases 93% fully recovered and were discharged.
Is it a serious illness? Yes, however you have a higher chance of catching the flu and dying. So, take a few precautions but don’t go crazy. The media has to have a crisis to warn everyone about so they will keep doing their best to scare everyone.

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