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Stop panicking

by bill - 2020-03-15 - ( culture / writing / blog / people )

via timesofisrael.com

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'

And this from, of all places, WikiPedia

"As of 19 March 2020, Germany has reported 15,155 cases and 44 deaths,[11] 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. Still, there's no need for panic.
UPDATE: And then there's this.
UPDATE: Testing for and finding coronavirus antibodies only proves you've recently been sick and your body's immune system is functioning as it should. It does NOT mean you're a menace to society as the media would have us believe. The elderly, babies, and people with weak immune systems are the only ones at risk. THEY should be the only ones keeping their distance and wearing masks and gloves.

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