March 29, 2020

I found an interesting website yesterday talking about the Covid-19 and the numbers. The numbers are stark and scary. When you actually start looking at them closely it becomes even more so. I almost wish they would talk about the scary data so that those that think this is nothing can really see it.

Globally the death rate is about 4.6% or about 4 in every 100 people infected will die. If you were to extrapolate that to the global estimated population of 7.8 billion people, you would see that if we were able to get 100% infection rate around the world right now, we would loose 365,864,201 people around the world. This is slightly higher then the population of the United States dying. However this doesn’t take into effect the fact that most of the countries right now reporting have an infrastructure allowing them to report with hospitals and so on. There are countries where the medical infrastructure is lacking, therefore one can assume that their death rates would be higher.

In America right now the death rate is much lower (thankfully). It is 1.74% as things stand right now. Even this relatively low number (compared to the 4.6% globally) would result in the deaths of 5,759,746 Americans. Or the population of LA and Houston combined!