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Israeli virologist urges world leaders to calm public, slams unnecessary panic. ‘People think this virus is going to attack them all, and then they’re all going to die,’ says Prof. Jihad Bishara. ‘Not at all. In fact, most of those infected won’t even know it’
“As of 19 March 2020, Germany has reported 15,155 cases and 44 deaths, for a case fatality rate of approximately 0.3%.”
Since when does 0.3 percent fatality rate warrant calling something an epidemic, let alone a pandemic?
UPDATE: This (arcgis.com) shows that it is 4% worldwide, with Italy, China and Iran being the worst hit. Scary, but there is still no need for panic.
UPDATE: See this.