Not really. It's a medical classification on how they treat the disease that has little to do with the general population. A high consequence means a high mortality rate. The most well known disease of that type is rabies, which is essentially 100% fatal if left untreated. I think that in the entirety of recorded medical history there has been one person who got rabies, didn't get treated right away and survived.
Another HCID would be Ebola, very dangerous and, if you remember the pictures, they had to dress up like they were going on a moon walk to even go near someone who was infected.
Coronavirus is highly contagious but most people will recover from it, even if they don't see a doctor. That is why it got downgraded.
No matter how you spin this, just as the MSM seems to be amping up the fear for ratings and to hurt Trump, etc, the mortality rate, as massive testing in Korea and elsewhere has shown, appears to show this isn’t a case of 1, 2, 3 or 4% of people worldwide WILL die, but somewhere in there is the percentage of those who are known to have caught it will die.
“Coronavirus is highly contagious but most people will recover from it, even if they don’t see a doctor. That is why it got downgraded.”
Thanks, I was wondering about their rationale. When you have a healthcare system with one ICU per 10,000 people, because that covers the usual need, but then 1 in 100 people need it (for Coronavirus), or 1 in 10 need it (for Ebola, if it transmitted easy)...it really doesn’t make much difference. Either way the system is totally crashed and people will be dropping dead who could have been saved and recovered.