So Northwich Park hospital has declared that it is at full capacity tonight after a number of patients admitted with coronavirus, i doubt the people looking after them or their families would say its just like the flu. Sadly this is the start and in 7. -10 days the hospital system will be under severe pressure. I have worked in the health service for over 30 years and i have never seen anything like it, there is a major storm coming and we all have to do our bit.
The mortality rate for flu is 1-1.5% the current mortality rate for corona virus is 3-3.5%, this virus is nothing like seasonal flu. I agree that the health service is chronically underfunded and perhaps when we get through this the politicians will realise the importance of having a fully funded and functioning health service with capacity built in to cope with any future crisis.
Those figures are from the WHO and yes of course they are estimated and will be until the epidemic has run its course, there is a variation in mortality rates in the regions with large amounts of patients in Wuhan the mortality rate was 5.8% but these figures will be skewed by the fact that the health services are under so much pressure which has an effect on the standard of care given, the mortality rate in other parts of China was 2.8%
I take it you mean if he was a 'sickly child' and not his medical history as in where he studied and he was a ophthalmologist etc.
I thought that after he had been hauled before the Wuhan Police Bureau and forced to sign a letter to say he had spread false info that this would not be the end of it. You would imagine as a healthy 34 year old doctor you should be able to survive a virus that your parents survived (although I was unaware of this scenario until now)