The Median Age of Wuhan Virus Fatalities Is 75

The media has every incentive to hype up the threat

When a new disease appears a measure of concern is natural since we don’t know yet what we’re dealing with, but just statistically it’s highly unlikely a disease, just because it is new, will be particularly deadly. On the contrary, chances are a new disease will be no more deadly or untreatable than the average existing one.

We can applaud China for taking the threat seriously, just to be on the safe side, but there is no reason to fall for the media’s relentless attempts to maximize your stress levels. They’ll use every trick in the book to maximize your attention and earn a bigger advertiser buck.

We go through this every couple of years. Mad cow disease, bird flu, SARS, ebola are just a few of the past examples. In the end, none of them ever racked up high body counts.

The Wuhan virus has so far killed 26 people, all of whom were elderly or had pre-existing conditions. In fact, the median age of the first 19 victims is 75-years old.

The common flu kills 300,000-600,000 people yearly, depending on the year. Likewise overwhelmingly among the elderly.

UPDATE — Chinese authorities announce first CURED coronavirus patient discharged from hospital in Shanghai

  1. Mikhail Garchenko says

    …all that I can see is a BIG PROFIT for the cretins of the biopharma “mob”. Just “wait and watch”… 😉

  2. Elisabeth Jenders says

    There’s a new ultra biohazard-lab stuying most dangerous pathogens in Wuhan:
    and the corona virus was patented in 2015 – Bill and Melinda Gates foundation involved, mass epidemic forecast last autumn (last part of the article):

  3. ke4ram says

    The worse illness I ever had so far in my life of 70 years was after spending a day at the local Social Security Office. I was down for three weeks with,,, I am assuming ,,, the Flu.

  4. James Willy says

    Q. When is Xi going to retaliate against these attacks?

    A. NEVER.
    WTF ????????????????????????????????????????

    1. rightiswrong rightiswrong says

      Didn’t you notice the opioid and obesity levels of US citizens?


      1. James Willy says


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