Report The Coronavirus in Health, Science and Technology Posted April 9, 2020 34 minutes ago, OftenWrong said: Numbers such as ratios of dead to survived, etc are very difficult to compare between this disease and the flu. The only real comparator is the number dead. Dead men tell all the tales. It is extremely contagious because it is a novel virus. Without social distancing, we could potentially have millions and millions of people infected all at once. That's all you really need to know, but being a Trumper you might still have a hard time with basic facts.