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Clark

– “the mortality rate is so low…”

Diamond Princess cruise ship, where everyone aboard was tested multiple times, and everyone has either recovered or died:

Total cases: 712. Total deaths: 13. IFR = 13 / 712 x 100 = over 1.8%.

Milder than the ‘flu, huh? “Just a coronavirus” huh? SARS and MERS are coronaviruses, 9.5% and 35% fatality rates respectively. COVID-19 is caused by SARS-CoV-2, so named for the similarity of its spike protein to SARS.

Try getting your facts right Dave; you’ve nothing useful to add unless you do.