Is Covid - 19 is considered a plague?
Just like black death?
- Andy CLv 7hace 2 mesesRespuesta preferida
No. It doesn't kill near enough people to be considered a plague. It's for that 'low' kill rate that it's obvious that it wasn't engineered for if it had been, it would be the equivalent to bringing a grenade to a nuclear war.
The bubonic plague was a bacterial infection spread by the fleas on rodents; mostly rats. That's why people fear rats.
The bacteria (Yersinia pestis) still exists today, but typically it is killed by modern antibiotics, but not always. Imagine dying of the black death in 2020!
COVID-19 is just a new virus that is incredibly infectious and contagious. It's not the # of deaths that it causes so much as HOW QUICKLY it causes them
Left unchecked, like in Florida, it spreads like wildfire and the bodies are stacked in cooler trucks and cargo containers because the morgue is out of 'rooms'.
COVID-19: 3-4% kill rate.
Bubonic plague: 25-65% kill rate.
It's a different scale.
- John PLv 7hace 2 meses
The word 'plague' is not often used these days, even for very wide-spread diseases. The usual term is 'pandemic', as you will have heard many times on the news.