As of Sunday, February 2, 2020 there have been 14,380 infections and 304 deaths associated with Coronavirus worldwide according to Knewz.
In the United States alone, the 2019-2020 flu season has been responsible for 180,000 hospitalizations and 10,000 deaths. Remember, that’s in the US alone.
That’s 304 coronavirus deaths (worldwide) compared to 10,000 influenza deaths (in the US alone).
Coronavirus Deaths Compared to Flu Deaths: 304 vs. 10,000
That’s a big difference.
Obviously, Coronavirus is bad. Very bad. We still don’t know how bad it is. Only time will tell. But, as of right now, the common flu has killed exponentially more people.
What Wisdom Can We Learn from Coronavirus?
We as humans both love and fear NEW things.
New things get headlines. New things cause excitement. New things cause panic. New things are always either less exciting or less useful than they initially appear to be OR always less scary than they initially appear to be. Usually, the things you really have to worry about won’t announce themselves in advance. The worst snow storms are always the ones that aren’t predicted by weather forecasters.
What was supposed to be the end of the world was just like a normal day. Remember when the new iPhone came out that you HAD to have? Two years later it was in your junk drawer.
This applies to everything both good and bad:
- Golf Clubs
- Girlfriend and Boyfriends
- And Viruses
New sells. Both good and bad. Don’t forget that as you navigate life.
The one thing that makes Coronavirus different is that it’s NEW.
Be safe and be wise.