Antibody tests support what’s been obvious: Covid-19 is much more lethal than the flu (Washington Post)

Washington Post: Antibody tests support what’s been obvious: Covid-19 is much more lethal than the flu. “The new serological data, which is provisional, suggests that coronavirus infections greatly outnumber confirmed covid-19 cases, potentially by a factor of 10 or more. Many people experience mild symptoms or none at all, and never get the standard diagnostic test with a swab up the nose, so they’re missed in the official covid-19 case counts. Higher infection rates mean lower lethality risk on average. But the corollary is that this is a very contagious disease capable of being spread by people who are asymptomatic — a challenge for communities hoping to end their shutdowns.”

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