With new cases of the COVID-19 virus popping up around the world it seems it will get worse before it gets better. How much worse though?

Well according to the below article there’s reason to believe 40-70% of the world will be infected within a year.


The problem gets amplified by the fact that this virus has an estimated 2.3% mortality rate.

If both of these hold true then you can expect about 3 million (yes, million) people in the US alone to die from this. (327 million people x 40% x 2.3%)

For comparison the flu virus kills well under 100,000 Americans each year.

Edit: Just going to add that while 40-70% is the estimate, that’s far from certain. And the 2.3% mortality rate is based on numbers reported from China which are probably not reliable. In other words, it could be worse than this or it could be better. Either way it’s good to be prepared and aware of the situation.


Sorry for the doom and gloom, but it’s good to stay informed. Stay safe out there oppo.

Have a Lykan Hypersport to cheer you up a bit.

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