Before everybody castigates poor old Phildog for his opinions, it would be a good idea for us to look at the facts rather than the headlines. 2.3% is the death rate among those tested and found to be positive, not of the infected population. Those tested are not randomly tested, they have either presented at hospital or GP surgeries with relatively severe symptoms or as a precaution, and many will have been in the high risk group. I believe that actual figures of about a 0.7 % death rate were predicted by the WHO recently, but of course even they might be being a tad pessimistic. Truth is, when a virus presents with a degree of severity ranging from asymptomatic to lethal, we simply don't, nor will we know the whole picture until whole populations are tested. Compared to seasonal flu, which depending on who you believe is running at between 8 and 17000 deaths a year, corona may yet prove to be no worse, although there is no doubting it's potential to be just that, and of course it does present a terrific threat to at risk groups. When the dust has settled, it will be interesting to see how much higher death rates from depression and the psychological damage inflicted on those who's livelihoods rely on social mobility become. Personally I will withstand the constrictions of self isolation, albeit reluctantly, until the shelves are emptied of red wine by the selfish sods who appear to be stocking up for a five year containment period on other consumables. After that, who knows.