Come on, Umair. It can't both be more virulent AND milder!

It is not more virulent, it is more infectious, but milder (which is to say, less virulent).

It's too soon to know whether less virulent means a lower death rate, but that seems like a reasonable expectation. And your use of 2% as the death rate is probably the high side of the average, depending upon where you're looking. In the US and Europe it's around 1.5%.

Psychology graduate with interests in values and morality, cognition and executive function, and High Functioning Depression. Kiwi living in London, UK.

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