Will 4% of Americans Who Get Coronavirus (10 Million People) Actually Die?

Sorry. I like this article. Kind of. But I question parts. Here’s my two cents along with quotes by medical experts saying 4-40 times less people may die per COVID-19 (Coronavirus) infection than stated by “Marketing Leader” Thomas Pueyo in his viral article.

That’s 1 out of 30 citizens. But currently in South Korea they’ve stabilized at 1 in 540,000 citizens.

“For the back-of-the-envelope numbers: if ~75% of Americans get infected and 4% die, that’s 10 million deaths, or around 25 times the number of US deaths in World War II.” — Thomas Pueyo

This is verifiable and true. See news headlines today and Italy’s population.

Let’s Break Down the Numbers Further

This is verifiable and true. See WHO data and China’s 1.4 billion population.
This is verifiable and true. See WHO data and South Korea’s population.

Experts Saying .1%-1% Case Mortality Rate

If 5% of your cases require intensive care and you can’t provide it, most of those people die. As simple as that.

10 Million Americans Dead from COVID-19?

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David Shuey

Writer. Researcher. Designer. Human seeking better outcomes for all. Empiricism, relevant facts, and logical arguments > simple narratives.