They said this has the same mortality rate as the flu. Nobody capable of thought should accept that sort of nonsense. It’s deadlier than any flu season since 1967, and that’s with the social distancing measures in place.
Erickson can’t do math. COVID is deadlier with social distancing than the flu has been without it.
No intelligent person can claim it has the same death rate.
More people have died from COVID-19 than any flu season since 1967.
And that’s with social distancing.
There is no reasonable basis for claiming that it has the same mortality rate as the flu. That’s just not mathematically possible at this point.
Look, as of today, COVID-19 has killed more people than any flu season since 1967.
Anyone who thinks it has the same mortality rate as the flu is simply not thinking.
100% wrong. Probable deaths are part of that total. So the page you sent us to shows 17,215 as of today. And those are NYC deaths.
Nonsense. A death rate of 0.1% is already proven mathematically impossible in NYC. More than 0.1% of the entire population of the city is already dead.
Using your definitions, the crude fatality rate in NYC is 0.2% and climbing.
How are the doctors spot on when they claim it is less than that?
Exactly. I won’t be surprised to see the mortality rate come down some as we learn more, but it won’t get down as low as seasonal flu.
Yes, Lauren was pushing a false narrative when she used a death count that was almost 5,000 low from the actual death count. 0.2% is the correct number when you use the actual number of deaths.
Your math is correct, but there have been 16,936 COVID death in NYC as of 4/26 according to their health department. So you had to use an incorrect number of deaths to make your percentage come out the way you wanted it.