German chancellor Merkel and health minister Spahn today confirmed they're expecting 60 to 70% of the country's population to eventually be infected by #corona.

At the currently estimated mortality rate of 3.45% that would mean close to two million dead people in Germany alone.

Of course we still have too little data to confirm that mortality rate in Germany.

@fribbledom If you look at South Korea, the place doing the most testing on their population and catching more mild cases, the rate is closer to 0.7%. That's still a massive number though.


@fribbledom Also, they're aggressively using medications that they haven't done a double blind trial on yet, including hydroxychloroquine and some HIV antivirals, so that could be driving their serious and death rates down.

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