Monday, March 9, 2020

Age, Sex, Existing Conditions of Coronavirus Cases and Deaths

(WHO)  So unless you've been living in a coalmine these past few weeks, you will have heard the news that a new Corona virus has hit the streets and is doing its best in which to imitate the Spanish flu from around 100 years ago. Currently the media is on a mission to scare the bejeus out of everybody and anybody, what with China, Italy , Israel and parts of Iran on a lockdown. The thing is it is very hard to find information about the new virus in town and that lack of information is what is scaring people. so here are a few facts culled from a World Health organisation paper (link top left corner) which was extant as of the 24th Feb 2020 from information gleaned from the Chinese outbreak.