mathjak107 wrote: ↑
Wed Feb 10, 2021 1:05 pm
You need a good case to learn the difference between the flu and covid ...having had covid and the flu I can tell you when covid takes over there is no comparison.
We have never had such an age graduated disease like covid ...compared to a kid a senior has a 7500 x greater chance of being hospitalized or dying .
So no covid ain’t like the flu unless you have a mild case.. I love how those who have either not had it or had very mild cases go covid ain’t so bad.
My wife and I would be more than happy to have swapped our covid cases for the flu
mj I am not disputing you and your wife were awfully sick. I will happily admit that the only first-hand positive test-cases in my life are all people under 50
, about 10 or so friends. To a person they all described it as a mild cold.
Regarding the age graduated nature of the flu, I looked at the CDC's numbers.
For the 2018-2019, there were approximately 23 million symptomatic cases for people aged 0-49 with 3k deaths. For seniors it was 3M symptomatic cases and 26k deaths.
That amounts to about a 6,600% greater chance of death if you are symptomatic and a senior vs. symptomatic and under 49, a graduation level that surprised me.
One can only assume that you're also less likely to by symptomatic if you're under 49 so the numbers might approach 10,000% greater chance of seniors dying from contracting the flu (but not necessarily exhibiting symptoms).