While there is a lot of valid fear and panic going around, realize that we have to constantly remind ourselves to focus on what we CAN do to navigate our way around this pandemic.
Some Facts to Keep in Mind
- As of March 12, 2020, there have been 2,499 confirmed cases in the United States, and 55 deaths (or 2.2%). Over 14.9% of those fatalities have been in the 80+ year old range – majority of those cases involved immunocompromised people who were suffering with other valid / serious health issues. It’s safe to say that the fatality rate will be adjusted down at some point, once more people are tested and those with very mild or non-existent symptoms taken into account.
- While the risk of death is extremely low in the general healthy population, proper precautions should be taken to avoid contraction or complications.
- During the 1918 Influenza Pandemic, medical doctors treated 93,590 cases of influenza patients, with 6,116 deaths – that’s a mortality rate of 53% or approximately 1 out of every 15. On the other hand, 4,735 patients were under chiropractic care, with only 6 fatalities – a mortality rate of 0.12% or approximately 1 out of every 789.