Stanford researcher says coronavirus isn’t as fatal as we thought; critics say he’s missing the point

UC Irvine’s [Public Health Associate Professor Andrew] Noymer agrees that the death rate is lower than initially estimated. That is to be expected, he said; faced with a growing case count and an unknown virus, we prepared for the worst. What matters is that COVID-19 will kill more people in the United States this year than even our most severe flu season, he said.