The New York Times shared an enlightening graph last Sunday. A graph of deaths per year per 1,000 people living in New York City.
Here we are in the midst of a horrific global pandemic. Over 13 million known infections and more than half a million known deaths, and counting. This disease is far from the worst of history.
As of today, the death rate in New York City is 19 per 10,000 or 1.9 per 1,000. Across the whole U.S. the death rate is 419 per 1,000,000 or 0.4 per 1,000.
Thank goodness for modern medicine and instant communications. This pandemic could have been so much worse.