ledhead1969 wrote on Feb 29, 2020, 18:01:
RedEye9 wrote on Feb 29, 2020, 12:50:
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Feb 29, 2020, 12:42:We'll be ok. https://twitter.com/Laurieluvsmolly/status/1232432656454864896/photo/1
I don't see the situation being any better in summer, so postponing the event seems rather silly. Better to instead make it a digital show as a one-off.
Actual numbers instead of stupid memes...and from a hack liberal site so you can't cry Fox.
Eat those numbers.
I mean, we're arguing the same thing.
First off, your article is incorrect. It says the fatality rate of Spanish Flu, 1918, was 10%. He's wrong, it was well documented as 2.5%. He says that's the mortality rate. Again, that's incorrect.
So we're off to a bad start by using an investment site as our primary source, when they can't get their historical numbers correct.
Next, he goes into the rates of what we're seeing here. Again, they're pretty high.
Individuals aged 10 years to 39 years had a case fatality rate of only 0.2%. The case fatality rate increased for individuals with confirmed cases in their 40s (0.4%), 50s (1.3%), 60s (3.6%), 70s (8%), and 80s (14.8%).
The flu is 0.1% across the board. Each of these rates is about 20x what the regular flu is. Which means that these are the same numbers we're telling you are a concern. 1 out of every 100 people over 50 that get this will die. That's why conferences are shutting down. How many people at GDC do you think are over 50? A few thousand.
But the biggest issue, unsurprisingly, is that this will kill 15% of people over 80. You guys seem to think that's cool. Others of us feel like we need to be prepared to find ways to bring that number down.