Rancid wrote:What would be the estimates of death if the virus were allowed to just rip through the global population?
Its too early to tell. Allegedly it started somewhere around in december. So its hard to say since most people would be infected just now. Mostly older people are affected. The youngest dead person is 48 years old.
It seems that it is spreading from person to person. Early reports were wrong and this is concerning considering that the incubation period is a from couple of days to 2 weeks. (Spanish flu was similar)
Another negative side seems to be that some patients that died didn't have fever, which means that standard means of checks in airports/terminals will not work.