Can Covid19 Statistics Ever Be More than a Guess?
I am not sure how they can ever get a true picture of the scale of this crisis. People are being told to stay home and not go to doc or hospital, or even ring 111 unless they become critical. Therefore when they recover, who is to know how many have had it unless there is a report line, and even then some people will misdiagnose themselves.
Looking at today's headlines there seems to be a huge discrepancy in figures from the USA and our own. They have 1 death in 56.8 cases and we have a staggering 1 in 15.8, it was 1 in 20 a few days ago.
I find it so difficult to understand how some can get it so mildly and others badly or even die, even with no underlying conditions. They also keep saying 'tested positive' but it is never made clear as to whether that means they are carrying it or suffering from it.
EDIT: Someone infected indirectly by touching a door handle could ultimately end up with milder symptoms than someone who inhales an infected person's cough, experts say.
And this is because it gives the immune system more time to get a handle on the infection before it gets overwhelmed and symptoms start to show.
Just found that online.
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