Where have all the people gone? Could be a line in a song.
Addendum Mar26: Sounded quite amusing, till I bumped into Maria Burmaka‘s version. Guess the “when will they ever learn” is not happening yet. A sad reminder, there is still a war in Eastern Ukraine. Ukraiina has empty streets for a real reason.
This photo is of Calle Laurel, which is THE tapas street in Logrono, possibly in all of Spain.
Laurel is normally bustling.
My front door is 20 paces on the right, opposite where the grey starts on the left-hand walls. With my front windows above the front door. So I do know when Laurel is busy and quiet. And Laurel is REALLY, REALLY quiet. All restaurants, cafes and bars are closed.
I’d be really skinny, really quickly, if it wasn’t for my homemade tasty Torreznos
And why all the fuss?
Lots of people getting the Coronavirus.
And no vaccine for a year.
So how bad is it?
The USA stats are that just under 1% of the population dies each year. Or 2.8 million in 2018.
The USA had 80,000 flu-related deaths in 2018.
The Washington Post reports that Coronavirus has somewhere between 1.4%(USA) and 2.3%(China) mortality rate. Normal flu killing 80,000 a year, or about 0.1% of those infected.
So, if the USA did nothing, they could expect an increase of flu related deaths, by 10-20 fold. Or from 800,000 to 1,800,000 which placed against the annual 2.8million deaths, means a total increase from 33% to 65%. Quite a bit. But hardly devastating.
ADDENDUM Mar26: The Washington Post article has changed since March 15h as more information becomes available. The numbers above were easy to find in the article on the 15th.