Mortality Rates

Mortality Rates

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).

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/coronavirus-death-rate/

Influenza

 

Table 2: Estimated rates of influenza-associated disease outcomes, per 100,000, by age group — United States, 2019-2020 influenza season

Illness rate Medical visit rate Hospitalization rate Mortality rate
Age group Estimate 95% UI Estimate 95% UI Estimate 95% UI Estimate 95% UI
0-4 yrs 21,922.40 (15,658.6, 42,126.7) 14,688.00 (10,323.6, 28,323.6) 152.8 (109.2, 293.7) 1.3 (0.4, 2.8)
5-17 yrs 15,364.50 (12,253.9, 21,233.5) 7,989.60 ( 6,202.4, 11,244.7) 42.1 (33.6, 58.2) 0.3 (0.1, 0.8)
18-49 yrs 11,088.20 ( 8,536.0, 16,005.1) 4,102.60 ( 3,049.1, 6,065.5) 62.2 (47.9, 89.8) 1.9 (1.2, 3.3)
50-64 yrs 13,375.60 (10,994.6, 17,219.2) 5,751.50 ( 4,500.6, 7,596.4) 141.8 (116.6, 182.6) 8.2 (5.6, 13.9)
65+ yrs 3,600.10 ( 2,737.9, 5,334.4) 2,016.10 ( 1,476.1, 3,000.0) 327.3 (248.9, 484.9) 25.3 (19.1, 36.2)

https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/burden/2019-2020.html