I’m open to correction on this but it looks like 1.4% of the people died from covid (source cdc) with an 0.28% mortality rate. Compared to influenza it says 62.4% for people 65 and older.
So we’re a being compelled to wear masks, social distance, take experimental drugs, close down business, and give up our civil liberties to an elite few, all for a virus that is not as dangerous as influenza. Why??
Covid 19 mortality rate.
Infection Fatality Rate (23k / 1.7M = 1.4% IFR)
Actual Cases with an outcome as of May 1 = estimated actual recovered (1,671,351) + estimated actual deaths (23,430) = 1,694,781.
Infection Fatality Rate (IFR) = Deaths / Cases = 23,430 / 1,694,781 = 1.4% (1.4% of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 have a fatal outcome, while 98.6% recover).
Mortality Rate (23k / 8.4M = 0.28% CMR to date) and Probability of Dying
As of May 1, 23,430 people are estimated to have died out of a total population of 8,398,748 in New York City. This corresponds to a 0.28% crude mortality rate to date, or 279 deaths per 100,000 population, or 1 death every 358 people. Note that the Crude Mortality Rate will continue to increase as more infections and deaths occur (see notes under the paragraph “Herd Immunity” below for details).