People arrive at Wuhan railway station on Wednesday. The new virus was first reported in the central Chinese city late last year. Photo: Reuters People arrive at Wuhan railway station on Wednesday. The new virus was first reported in the central Chinese city late last year. Photo: Reuters
People arrive at Wuhan railway station on Wednesday. The new virus was first reported in the central Chinese city late last year. Photo: Reuters

Coronavirus death rate may be as bad – or worse – than for Spanish flu pandemic

  • Chinese and US researchers have come up with an estimate of 4.54 per cent using new data and modelling based on the initial outbreak in Wuhan
  • That compares to estimates ranging from 1.61 to 1.98 per cent for the influenza virus over a century ago

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
People arrive at Wuhan railway station on Wednesday. The new virus was first reported in the central Chinese city late last year. Photo: Reuters People arrive at Wuhan railway station on Wednesday. The new virus was first reported in the central Chinese city late last year. Photo: Reuters
People arrive at Wuhan railway station on Wednesday. The new virus was first reported in the central Chinese city late last year. Photo: Reuters
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