In China, 87% of the more than 80,000 people sickened by the virus have already recovered from COVID-19, says this article in the Daily Mail.
More than 80% of coronavirus patients get only mild symptoms, like cough, fever, some aches and pains, and most recover quickly, Chinese data suggests.
Coronavirus became severe in 15 percent of cases and critical in five percent, but on the whole, only 2.3 percent of infected people died and most were over age 80. (I’m not sure the word ‘only’ is the appropriate word here, but for those who think billions of people are going to die, perhaps it is.)
Since 20% of hospitalized patients in the US are between ages 20 and 44, the fact that most China deaths occurred in the over-80 age bracket could give them reason for hope.
Another cause for optimism is that some studies suggest that people become ‘low risk’ for transmitting virus within just 10 days of starting to feel sick.
This gives me great hope that self-quarantining procedures may help tremendously in a very short time.
Thanks to Stephen Bird for this link