According to the World Health Organization (WHO) as many as 500,000 people die from the common flu strains that circulate across the globe yearly. Since Sept 2019 COVID-19 has killed far less than the flu. Some have asked why the WHO has rang the pandemic alarm despite having less total deaths than the common flu.
The Corona virus webinar held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Recently, I was invited to view a private webinar based in Kuala Lumpur where my former business partner and friend Dr. Mugunthan Muragan was a guest speaker. In this webinar it was mentioned that the most strong viruses tend to not spread as widely because they kill their host. COVID-19 can be dormant for some time and may often manifest in mild conditions that allow the virus to spread more rapidly.
Comparing COVID-19 to the Spanish flu of 1918
Back in 1918 the Spanish flu infected over 500 million people and killed over 50 million people. Some ask if the COVID-19 could be as lethal as this virus. Firstly, today our immune systems are much stronger due to international travel and secondly, it's possible that the Spanish flu morphed into a more deadly super virus. Since COVID-19 has been exposing people since September of 2019 this means that it is not as rapid or as deadly as the Spanish flu.
Why are we being told that it's more deadly than the common flu?
What we are being told currently is that a higher percentage of people who contract the disease die. In fact, we have no idea how many people have actually contracted this virus due to a lack of test kits. It is quite possible that millions already have the virus and if that turns out to be true then it means that the mortality rate is not as high as is being currently reported. The truth is at the moment that we simply do not know if it will even surpass the common flu.
This blog post is not meant to downplay the seriousness of the threat however fear is spread where there is a lack of information. Although there is much I do not know about the virus, I only wish to share some information that I have gathered from the webinar, from researching the WHO data and at the request of various people as to my opinion on this subject.
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