Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 2 months ago

Is the Coronavirus as bad as Black Death was ?


I know the death toll is lower because we have better medicine but is the disease just as bad?

7 Answers

  • xyzzy
    Lv 7
    2 months ago
    Favorite Answer

    Not even close. The death rate of CoVir 19 is about 0.5 to 2% of those who get it. The Black Death had a death rate of about 40% and in some places as high as 60%. As of today worldwide 18,442,382 people have had the virus and 697,175 have died or .037. Also 11,672615 have recovered.

  • 1 month ago

    Back then it was, "Bring out your dead" everyday. 

  • 1 month ago

    No, it isn't so far. The Black Death is estimated to have killed 75–200 million people over 4 years.

  • Not close.....the h1n1 virus in the Obama years was far worse 35 million dead

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  • John
    Lv 5
    1 month ago

    No where near.

    The survival rate for the Chinese flu is around 2%.

    The Black Death (known as 'The Pestilence' to its contemporaries.) took as many as 50%.

  • 2 months ago

    Dude,  the Spanish flu was worse than covid.  It had a 20% death rate.  Covid has a 2 to 3% death rate. 

  • Marli
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    The Black Death recurred annually until it was just known as "the plague".  The coronavirus  pandemic is less than a year old. The total body count won't be available until it ends. Keep your mask on and wait.

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