So, Covid isn’t killing thousands and thousands of people. What is?
I believe The point being, He is comparing the death rate of those infected with the flu (.1) to the death rate of every living person in NY City. (.2)
(currently 8.4 million people in NYC, 17,515 deaths puts this at .2110240963855%. Please check my math on that. I hate figuring percentages)
The comment is to reflect that he is comparing two very different things, a subset of ALL humans in NY vs a subset of ONLY people in NY that have the FLU and the virus has still killed a higher percentage of people in that much larger subset.
Currently the death rate overall in the US looking at JUST those that go in with the virus is at 4.5-5% and NOT .1%.