There is a lot you can read about the Coronavirus. Here is an excellent article. I want to add a few of my thoughts to the discussion.
The statistics that are relevant to you
When you read about the statistics, especially mortality, you need to realize that these number only are relevant when considering large populations. The numbers that are relevant to you are the numbers that comes the closes to reflect your situation. For instance, men have a higher mortality rate than women. Men are almost twice as likely to die from the virus than women. Age is significant, and maybe the most important indicator. But also your health plays a big role. If you have heart disease or diabetes, you have a much higher risk.
Important of initial viral load
One factor, I believe, has a significant impact is the initial viral load. If you get a bit of the virus, it will take longer for the virus to reach critical levels. Having time gives your immune system the opportunity to create the antibodies needed to defeat the virus.
It is a numbers game
Getting the virus is pretty much a numbers game. The more people you interact with, the higher the chance that you will be exposed. Since I am 75 years old and male, I have decided to limit my interactions with others significantly. I am still going out to eat but only in restaurants where the placement of the tables provided me 6 feet of separation from the other tables. I will not go to social gathers, even small parties.
Don’t kill others
If you have a mild form of the disease and go out, you may be responsible for the death of others.
Places like Gaza
In places that have limited health care and terrible living conditions like Gaza or the Syrian refugee camps, we can expect a rapid rise of the virus with many deaths. It will then reduce because many people have already had the virus.
Maybe a vaccine by January
In Israel, where I live, the health authorities are working hard to ensure things will be under control around next January. There is a lot of good work being done to develop a vaccine.
You will know people that die
Most of us will know people that will die because of this disease, and sadly, it could be your parents or grandparents. Time to tell them you love them.
The USA is clueless about the numbers
The USA has no idea how many cases exist because of their failure to test people adequately.
The Coronavirus is here to stay like the flu
The Coronavirus will be here to stay like the flu. It will mutate and come back again and again. A vaccine will help, but we will have many sick and die every year until we find a different way to attach the virus if such a thing can be developed.