While I am getting this information from credible resources such as WHO and my own General Practitioner, I am in no way shape or form, a Doctor.
I've been faced recently with a lot of my friends being concerned about Covid-19, which I don't blame them! I am one of them. It is definitely scary, and not something we deal with every single day.
There are a lot of things that I want to go over, but these are going to be facts, not conspiracies. If you are here for conspiracies and fear mongering.. you should look elsewhere.
Firstly I want to go over the numbers
As of Tuesday, March 3rd 2020, there are 92,000 confirmed cases. 80,150 of those cases being in Mainland China. Out of those cases there are 47,000+ recovered, and 2,945 deaths.
Now I know what you might be thinking. That is a lot of deaths. IT TOTALLY IS! But lets look at some real numbers here. There are 1.386 billion people in China. The percentage of people infected is 0.006153846153846154
to put it simply, not even 1% of China is infected at this time. As for the United States, 105 people are infected at time of writing. There have been 6 deaths, 4 of which were in a nursing home, all being in Washington.
How many people are in the USA? 327.2 million. Now we calculate the percentage of people infected 0.00003209046454767726... are you picking up what I'm putting down?
Here are some FACTS to help you feel a little better.
Most people (about 80%) recover from the disease without needing special treatment. Around 1 out of every 6 people who gets COVID-19 becomes seriously ill and develops difficulty breathing. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like high blood pressure, heart problems or diabetes, are more likely to develop serious illness.