“Despite the media hysteria, coronavirus is far less threatening that ordinary flu—by a factor of thousands.”
The coronavirus was first reported one month ago. Since then, only six Americans contracted the virus, and not one has died. By comparison, the Centers for Disease Control reports that 12,000 to 61,000 Americans have died from common flu every year since 2010, and pneumonia kills 50,000 each year.
Despite the media hysteria, coronavirus is far less threatening that ordinary flu—by a factor of thousands.
Every year, there is a report of some scary new virus. Since the Spanish flu killed 675, 000 Americans and infected a third of the world’s population, it’s reasonable to remain watchful. But the hype over the annual scare is driven more to push vaccine sales and to increase media views than to address genuine public health concerns.
I’m immunized against various things, and I’m not against all vaccinations. But observing the nearly imperceptible impact of coronavirus, I would not want my grandkids getting shots for coronavirus. Since all vaccines carry risks, that must be weighed against their benefits. No antivirus exists today but undoubtedly, some pharmaceutical manufacturer wants to make one. I’d strongly advise against taking it.