Coronavirus crisis warns us what an anti-vaccine reality would look like

Coronavirus crisis warns us what an anti-vaccine reality would look like

Mar 18 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has brought the planet to a standstill. With workers forced to quarantine in their homes, the global economy is crashing, and even as world powers redirect every effort into medical development, the death toll is mounting. But while the coronavirus may feel like a black swan pandemic in our contemporary era, it provides just a glimpse of insight into the world the anti-vaccine crowd craves.

The data for the coronavirus is still in its infancy, but we know around one-fifth of the cases are severe enough to require hospitalization, and the death rate is around 2%, depending on the given population's quarantining efforts and age. Each infected coronavirus patient, on average, will infect another two people. Compared to the seasonal flu, which has a fatality rate of just 0.1% and a basic reproduction number of just 1.3 people infected per initial patient, the coronavirus is undoubtedly dangerous.

Source: The Washington Examiner