Pakistan Institute of Development Economics

We Would Not Die!
Publication Year : 2020

The World Health Organization has estimated that 3.4% of people affected by the novel coronavirus have died. According to a report by WHO carried out with Chinese authorities, the death rate for people over the age of 80 was 21.9 percent. The elderly, especially those with diabetes, heart disease and lung disease, can be severely affected by the new virus. CoVID-19 is more or less like seasonal flu in some cases. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), flu-related deaths are 70 to 85 percent, and up to 50 to 70 percent in flu-related hospitalization occurs among those 65 years and above.