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?
- xyzzyLv 72 months agoFavorite 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.
- conley39Lv 71 month ago
No, it isn't so far. The Black Death is estimated to have killed 75–200 million people over 4 years.
- 1 month ago
Not close.....the h1n1 virus in the Obama years was far worse 35 million dead
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- JohnLv 51 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%.
- Elaine MLv 72 months ago
Dude, the Spanish flu was worse than covid. It had a 20% death rate. Covid has a 2 to 3% death rate.
- MarliLv 72 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.