9. Is It the Same as Normal Influenza?
Normal influenza, or seasonal flu, kills around 400,000 people worldwide every year. However, the mortality rate of seasonal flu is below 1%. So whilst the normal influenza is much more contagious, it’s also far less deadly.
Moreover, the symptoms of normal influenza can usually be treated at home with lots of rest. What makes this coronavirus different is that the symptoms of pneumonia are serious enough for individuals to seek medical assistance and even attend hospital.