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Old 28th Feb 2020, 16:30
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Spanish eyes
 
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Originally Posted by Expressflight View Post
Always a bad idea not to attribute a source to claims such as that.

Dr Tedros Adhanom, Director General of WHO said recently that over 80% of those infected suffer mild symptoms, 14% severe symptoms such as pneumonia/shortness of breath, 5% critical symptoms, including respiratory failure, and 2% die. He went on to say the risk of death increases the older you are.

Far easier to draw meaningful conclusions from a source such as that.

Source: The Guardian, 20th February 2020.
Yes as you have stated 21% get pneumonia, critical symptoms or die which is a far high percentage than flu.
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