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Repost: Lower death rate estimates for coronavirus, especially for non-elderly, provide glimmer of hope

March 18, 2020 by Stephen Tauber

In a rare piece of good news about Covid-19, a team of infectious disease experts calculates that the fatality rate in people who have symptoms of the disease caused by the new coronavirus is about 1.4%. Although that estimate applies specifically to Wuhan, the Chinese city where the outbreak began, and is based on data from there, it offers a guide to the rest of the world, where many countries might see even lower death rates. […]