- Published: Friday, 01 May 2020 07:19
- Written by Letter to the Editor
“Globally, about 3.4% of reported COVID-19 cases have died,” according to the World Health Organization, March 3rd, 2020. To date in Canada about 3.6% of reported COVID-19 cases have died. In context, that denotes a case fatality rate about 36 times greater than the seasonal flu (.1% in Canada). Those numbers justify the drastic measures taken thus far and make the collective fear that permeates our communities understandable. However, these numbers are very misleading for a very simple reason.