The virus is just another flu, but because it is a new strain it is a little bit more dangerous compared to the seasonal flu. As people have not met this strain before, people are less resistant. And therefore it is easier for the flu to get around, infect and kill. But do note that it is deadly mainly for the elderly and especially for those with underlaying health issuess.
The above is not made up or wishful thinking. It is actually confirmed by Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, who is one of the lead members of the Trump Administration's White House Coronavirus Task Force addressing the 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic in the United States.
He stated in the New England Journal of Medicine, on 28 February 2020, the following:
This suggests that the overall clinical consequences of Covid-19 may ultimately be more akin to those of a severe seasonal influenza (which has a case fatality rate of approximately 0.1%) or a pandemic influenza (similar to those in 1957 and 1968) rather than a disease similar to SARS or MERS, which have had case fatality rates of 9 to 10% and 36%, respectively.
Furthermore, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General, said about a week later, on 5 March 2020 the following:
This is a serious disease. It is not deadly to most people, but it can still kill. We are responsible for reducing our own risk of infection. And if we are infected, for reducing our risk of infecting others. There is something all of us can do to protect vulnerable people in our communities. That's why we keep talking about solidarity.
This is not just a threat for individual people, or individual countries. We are all in this together. And we can only save lives together
We know about viruses the following:
However the fear put around it by the mass media and governments is far more dangerous. As we all know, the immune system is build for internal protection, to defend against viruses, bacteria and parasites. And it uses energy to fight these bad intruders.
Now there is also another system to defend us, from external threats: the fight or flight system. This system is designed in such way, that when we perceive a threat, your body will release stress hormones to shutdown all non-essential body functions to be able to distribute all energy to your arms and legs so that you can protect yourself, either to fight or flight.
Countries and states experiencing high growth rates such as Italy, Iran, South Korea, New York and Washington (US) exhibit weather patterns similar to original hotspots of Hubei and Hunan with mean temperatures between 3 and 10C in February and March. On the contrary, countries with warmer humid climates such as Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and other South-East Asian countries exhibit a lower growth rate.
It shows also that between 22 January 2020 to 21 March 2020 the maximum number of new cases developed in regions with mean temperature between 4 to 17C and absolute humidity between 3 and 9 g/m3. The data so far clearly shows that the number of cases for temperature greater than 17C and absolute humidity greater than 9 g/m3 is low.
Another problem causing clusters of infections are indoor events whereby the air is recycled and little to no fresh air is added, even when people have a distance of 1,5 meters distance. The air is being circulated and therefore it is much easier to be infected.
The Diamond Princess is a good example for this problem. Even though the people on board were confined to their rooms, the virus could still spread around via the ship's air conditioning system. One reason is that not all rooms have a balcony or even a window, and therefore no fresh could come in and those people would depend on the internal air circulation.
Other similar incidents, on land and indoor events can be found in the US, Singapore, The Netherlands and South Korea to name a few.
In short we can safely say that the lockdown occuring in most of the world is criminal and dumb. Locking up healthy people has not proven to be effective. Quarantine was used in the past to lock up the sick, to prevent them from spreading the disease. Never should it happen that the healthy people are being locked up. As now we can see that the economy is crashing, we can see that people die from other causes (like suicide, solitude and lack of treatment) and we can experience how living within a police state would be.
But there is more going on than the average person knows, that up in the next chapter!