Short tracks and road courses.
- Oct 17, 2012
- Lexington, SC
I'm not going to debate whether you should or shouldn't take your chances; you're an adult, that's your call. But it's NOT 'just like the flu'. That's not opinion, or judgment call, or political stance; it's science. If you are going to take your chances, know the facts.I'll take my chances because it's just like the flu or any other virus thru human history.
- There’s no vaccine yet for COVID-19 and community-wide immunity hasn’t built up.
- COVID-19 is also more infectious than the flu and has a higher death rate.
- COVID-19 also has a higher rate of hospitalizations.
- The average number of flu deaths during the week of peak flu mortality in recent seasons (from 2013 to 2020) was 752 deaths. In contrast, for COVID-19, there were 15,455 deaths reported in the U.S. during the week ending April 21
- While both the flu and COVID-19 may be transmitted in similar ways, there is also a possible difference: COVID-19 might be spread through the airborne route, meaning that tiny droplets remaining in the air could cause disease in others even after the ill person is no longer near.
- Flu: A vaccine is available and effective to prevent some of the most dangerous types or to reduce the severity of the flu. COVID-19: No vaccine is available at this time, though development and testing is in progress.
- Flu: In the U.S., from Oct. 1, 2019 – Apr. 4, 2020, the CDC estimates that 24,000 to 62,000 people died from the flu. COVID-19: In the U.S, 111,007 people have died of COVID-19, as of June 9, 2020.