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COVID-19 Summary

(COrona VIrus Disease of 2019)
by
Vaughn Aubuchon

Here is a brief summary of the coronavirus (COVID-19), showing progression from exposure, through incubation, through symptoms and recovery.
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SYMPTOMS Summary Chart

Death Rate by AGE Group

Death Rate by COUNTRY

COVID-19 vs. MERS and SARS


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COVID-19
Symptoms Summary Chart

Expo-sure

Incubation
Period

You Get Sick!
Symptoms -
"Symptomatic Disease"

Death

Recovery

Day 1
2 - 14 days

Ave= 5 days

6 - 41 days

Ave= 14 days

Either you die, or Recover
Ave= 20 days

The WORST aspect of this virus is - you are infecting others BEFORE you get sick!

Unlike previous versions of the flu. That is what makes it so infectious,
insidious and NASTY!

Rate of Symptoms
88% - Fever
68% - Dry Cough

38% - Fatigue
33% - Sputum production
19% - Shortness of breath
15% - Muscle pain

Other Symptoms
Loss of taste and smell
Intestinal discomfort
EXTREME shortness of breath

Contagious

Most contagious

Not
contagious

Symptomatic disease lasts from a few days to weeks, and the duration correlates with other ongoing health issues in the individual.

Me
Mar.
30
In n Out
5 days

April 6

April 30

Salient Facts

1.
We are beyond containment.
    MOST people will get it and recover.
    Primary objective - Reducing the spread rate.
    Flatten the infection peak.

2. Prevention measures -
    - Frequent hand washing
    - Social distancing
      - If you attend a coronavirus party, U R N IDIOT!

3. It has been estimated the live virus can live on certain surfaces for up to 72 hours (3 days), based upon type of surface, temperature and humidity.
WASH YOUR HANDS FREQUENTLY!
Don't touch your face
between hand washings.

4. The older the individual, the more vulnerable they are
    to complications and death,
    as illustrated in the
age chart below.

5. Children have much milder symptoms than adults,
    as illustrated in the
age chart below.

6. As yet, there is NO CURE.
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7. Stop panicking. Stop hoarding water and TP.
   Folks are going insane at Costco and Trader Joe's.
    The only thing that hoarders accomplish is -
         MAKING LIFE DIFFICULT FOR OTHERS.

     Do you think that Crown Zellerbach and Georgia-Pacific are unable to produce all the toilet paper we will ever need? YOU ARE CRAZY. It is made from trees. There is no shortage of trees.

There is also no shortage of people whose biggest fear is not being able to wipe themselves. TP was not even invented until 1857. Folks managed to live their lives before that date.

Why spend all your time making certain that others can't get it?
The virus does not make people crazy.
But, the fear of it does.

A few panic, which forces all others to panic.
Lemmings.

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60

100

240 - 540

70

70




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COVID-19
Fatality Rates by AGE (%)
March 14 Data

Age

80+
70-79
60-69
AVE
50-59
40-49
30-39
20-29
10-19
.
0 - 9

China
(Feb. 11)

14.8
8.0
3.6
4
1.3
0.4
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.0

Italy
(Mar. 9)

13.2
6.4
2.5
4
0.2
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0

S. Korea
(Mar. 12)

8.2
4.8
1.4
4
0.4
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0

U.S.A.
(Mar. ??)

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?
?
4
?
?
?
0.0
0.0
0.0

This chart clearly suggests that you do not have to get overly worried about your children.

BUT, you do need to worry about Grandma and Grandpa, especially if they have respiratory issues. This virus has highlighted the fact that they
SHOULD RECEIVE both Pneumonia vaccinations -

the "Prevnar 13" (PCV13) vaccination, and

the "
Pneumovax 23" (PPSV23) vaccination.

BEFORE they are exposed to COVID-19.
AS IN, long before YESTERDAY!

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150 - 600

45

45

45

45

45

45

45

45

45

45




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COVID-19
Fatality
Rates by Country (%)
March 31 Data
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Country

Cases
Deaths
Death
Rate
.

1

U.S.

181,906
3,655

2.0 %

2

Italy

105,792
12,428

11.7 %

3

Spain

94,417
8,269

8.8 %

4

China

81,518
3,305
4.1 %

5

Germany

70,985
682

1.0 %

6

France

52,128
3,523

6.8 %

7

Iran

44,605
2,898

6.5 %

8

U.K.

25,150
1,789

7.1 %

9

Switzerland

16,605
433

2.6 %

10

Turkey

13,531
214

1.6 %

11

Belgium

12,775
705
5.5 %

TOTAL =

854,028
42,006
~ 4.5 %

30

120 - 450

100

80

70

40



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COVID-19
Fatality Rates by Country 
(%)
March 30 Data
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Country

Cases
Deaths
Death
Rate
.

1

U.S.

145,369
2,611

1.7 %

2

Italy

101,739
11,591

11.3 %

3

Spain

85,195
7,340

8.6 %

4

China

81,470
3,304
4.0 %

5

Germany

63,929
560

1.0 %

6

Iran

41,495
2,757

6.6 %

7

France

40,174
2,606

6.5 %

8

U.K.

22,141
1,408

6.4 %

9

Switzerland

15,526
333

2.1 %

10

Belgium

11,899
513
4.3 %

TOTAL =

784,659
37,768
~ 4.5 %

30

120 - 450

100

80

70

40




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COVID-19
vs. MERS and SARS
Global Fatality Rates 
(%)
Country
First
Case
Global
Cases
Deaths
Death
Rate

COVID-19

2019
845,500
41,000
4.9 %

MERS

2012
2,519
866

34.4 %

SARS

2002
8,098
774

9.6 %

What makes COVID-19 so much worse than the others is that it is
SUPER-INFECTIOUS.

130 - 450

50

100

80

80




SOURCES -

Wikipedia Coronavirus_disease_2019

Wikipedia 2019-20 Coronavirus Pandemic

Coronavirus Disease

MERS (34.4% death rate)

SARS (9.6% death rate)

DISCLAIMER:
The author has no medical training. No advice is intended.

This page is speculation by a lay person. Me.

Although the author has tried to be as accurate as possible, errors and misstatements are possible.

This is simply a summary of what I have read about COVID-19.

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