Grim math | COVID-19 death rate in EU way higher than those of any flu outbreak – study

The COVID-19 – related death toll in Europe, both among older generations as well as the 15 to 44 age group, is 2/3 higher than expected in a bad flu year, according to a new study.
RT speaks to Dr. David Nabarro, the WHO’s special COVID19 envoy to Europe.

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In This Story: COVID-19

Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.

Symptoms of coronavirus

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
  • a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
  • shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)

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