Just because we don't know the actual population of infected folks does not mean we can't have a fairly reliable knowledge of the mortality rate.
Correct. Dr. Fauci said yesterday that this corona virus is 10 times more lethal than seasonal flu. It is estimated that each infected person transmits it to 2 or 3 others, which is a bit more than double that of the flu. We have no immunity built up, and it won't be until a great portion of the population gets over infection that we'll have any "herd immumity" (when infection rates drop because susceptible folks are protected by being surrounded by immune folks).
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