Context on the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak:
- H5N1: 375 deaths
- SARS: ~800 deaths
- MERS: 858 deaths
- H1N1: 151-579k deaths
- “normal” flu: 290-650k deaths each year
Coronavirus is absolutely still a tragedy, and worth every effort to contain, but fortunately doesn’t seem to warrant all the panic or fear-mongering.