Chances Of Your Death From Coronavirus?
COVID 19! A virus spreading amidst humankind like a fire in the forest! No matter how brave we portray ourselves in front of the world, at the end of the day when we go back to ourselves, to our brain, there’s a minor fear deeply buried in our hearts. Haunting and asking us what if we are its next prey?
on a lighter note, I would like to know, have you ever tried finding the answers to the questions your brain brings up every time? let me guess? No? because we are too lazy or maybe..too afraid to do so. Why not we face it today? right at this very moment! Let’s start with the most important and probably the only thing that you are here for. The question “what are your chances of dying from this tiny yet extremely deadly virus, CORONA?”
IMPORTANT NOTE: I REQUEST YOU MUST READ THE LAST PARAGRAPH OF THE BLOG AS IT SUMS UP THE WHOLE POINT OF THIS BLOG.
Now back to the topic, let’s start with what chances do you have of getting infected by the coronavirus? You wouldn’t believe me If I tell you that the chances of you getting infected and especially dying are very less. And why should you? You aren’t here to know my personal opinion so I will just present some statistics to you as there is a famous quote ”numbers don’t lie”.And to make this more interesting I will just present and evaluate the statistics of the most famous country because of this virus right now. So what if your country’s situation got as bad as Italy? What will be the chances of your survival?
WHAT IF YOUR COUNTRY’S SITUATION GOT AS WORSE AS ITALY?
The total population of Italy is 60.36 million (2019). According to Worldometers, “197,675” people are tested positive of coronavirus and it led to the death of “26,644” people(this information was Last updated: April 26, 2020, 17:28 GMT).
That’s a lot of deaths, right? But wait for a second! you didn’t realize one thing. WE ARE COMPLETELY IGNORING THE PEOPLE WHO RECOVERED! The people who fought the virus and came back healthy and fit again. The number of people that recovered is 64,928, isn’t that number a lot as well? but we will talk about why we think that way later sometime in my other blog, right now I have to fulfill my promise. So now we’ll just calculate the chances of your death from coronavirus if your country’s situation got as worse as Italy. If we do the maths with the numbers manifested by me above the chances of you getting infected by the virus “if” your country’s situation got as worse as Italy will be 0.32 and even if you get infected the chances of your death will be 13.5.
NOTE: ALL THE RESULTS SHOWN IN THIS BLOGS ARE JUST PROBABLE AND NOT PERFECTLY ACCURATE. THESE ARE JUST PREDICTIONS ACCORDING TO THE NUMBER WE HAVE, THESE PREDICTIONS CAN SURELY GO THE OTHER WAY.
IF CORONA ISN’T “THAT” DEADLY THEN WHY ARE WE FEARING IT?
I am pretty sure this question must be popping on to your mind while reading this blog. To get the answer to this question we must evaluate what’s so special about this virus. As I mentioned earlier in the first few lines of my blog that this virus is spreading among humans like fire in a forest which distinguishes it from any other disease or cause of death. The calculation I have done above is just according to the numbers we currently have. I am sure none of us know how worse the situation can get and if it does get worse the percentage can increase rapidly and we can have way more chances of dying from this virus than now.
SHOULD WE FEAR IT?
Being afraid can be an option but we can use a better and more effective option. We can be cautious, we can follow the instructions given by the government and we MUST. We must follow the precautions not just for ourselves but for our family and our friends. Because we might get infected and be lucky enough to recover but what if you pass the virus to the people you love? and the people who love you?. I think it will be worse than dying from the disease. Because it’s easier to die in peace than to live a regretful life. As I say “sure life’s too short but the regret is forever”.