Malta saw scenes of panic, right out of World War Z yesterday as people raided supermarkets in search of the final roll of toilet paper, and the last packet of Galletti.
But I would like to take your time on this fine Wednesday to bring to your attention, exactly what this virus represents in Numbers! After All, Numbers don’t lie.
So, here it goes:
80,000 People are Sick with Coronavirus at the Moment
of which 77,000 are in China.
This means that if you are not from China than this should remove 96% of your worry.
If you contract Coronavirus, this still is not a cause for alarm, because:
81% of the Cases are MILD
14% of the Cases are MODERATE
and only 5% of the Cases are CRITICAL
This means that if you do get the virus, you are most likely to recover from it.
Some say, “imma this is worse than SARS! The world is ending!” – THIS.IS.A.LIE.
SARS had a fatality rate of 10% while COVID-19 has a fatality rate of 2%!
Moreover, looking at the ages of those who are dying of this virus, the death rate for the people UNDER 50 years of age is only 0.2%!
This means that the majority of people actually recover!
This means that if you are under 50 years of age, and not living in China, you are more likely to win the lottery which is a 1 in 45,000,000 chance!
NOW, Let’s take one of the worst days so far – the 10th of February. Whilst we were enjoying our Public Holiday, 108 persons in CHINA died of Coronavirus.
BUT, on the same day
26,283 people died of Cancer
24,641 people died of Heart Disease
4,300 people died of Diabetes
and on that day, Suicide, unfortunately, took more lives than the virus did, by 28 times.
Moreover, Mosquitoes kill 2,740 people every day, HUMANS kill 1,300 fellow humans every day and Snakes kill 137 people every day.
One final thing which we would like to address is the Myth of the Mask. No, this is not the latest Indiana Jones instalment but a huge misconception.
Basically, people who are not sick do not need to wear any mask. A mask is worn to contain germs, in case, those who are affected sneeze (which is the most common way of spreading the virus). The mask should be worn by those who feel that they might be sick. The mask carries germs on its outer part, and, if not changed frequently, then it might actually be one of the carrying vehicles of the germs!
What is this telling us, in a nutshell?
Our advise is simple! We should cherish life every single day. We should care for our lives always, and not only when we are afraid of some virus or other hitting our shores…oh, and don’t forget to wash your hands!