“This is a hugely blown out proportion thing I’m afraid. People are making a huge hysterical panic about something that is actually just a very bad flu. And most of the people that get it are going to get over it, like they get over flu. So please calm down and take the basic precautions, such as hand hygiene.”
34 times more deadly
COVID-19 has a 3.4% mortality rate, as estimated by the WHO on March 3rd 2020, The flu mortality rate is much lower at 0.1% making COVID-19 34 times more deadly at this stage.
The seasonal flu vaccine has an effectiveness of 40 to 60% where as COVID-19 at this stage has no vaccine.