I see your point.your gateway attack on the media is misleading and misguided
when people get the flu they stay home, they dont see the doctor, and no one knows they are even sick unless they have serious complications and need to be hospitalized.
then the doctor confirms they have the flu - those are the most serious cases, which is why 10% of the "confirmed" flu patients may die
but the actual percent of people dying overall is the 0.1% - and that an estimate and its all we will ever get.
The death rate for the new virus was reported over 2% in China. But people in china tend to smoke heavily and are generally not in good shape or health.
Over the next few months it might be as low as 1% in the USA, our health care is better than china, esp for the elderly in nursing homes and on Medicare.
Declaring the media is intentionally given false numbers sounds a lot like when people were saying the government was stockpiling coffins that could hold 6 bodies right after President Obama took office, because the Affordable Health Care act was going to lead to millions of people being left to die.
Remember when millions of people were left to die by their AHC doctors?
In the USA 7,000 people die every day on average
If the entire population of 350 million americans is affected by the virus in a year, and 1% dies, then 3.5 million americans will die over the next year
that is 9,600 deaths per day, in addition to the average 7,000
what number are you comfortable with?!