According to the WHO ‘s best guess is that 10% of the world my have been infected by COVID-19. ( that would be 3,8 million people in Canada) People who show symptoms of the virus is a small fraction of that.
The infection mortality rate of KNOWN COVID-19 infections is 0.13%.
According to the CDC, the annual mortality rate of the seasonal flu over the past 10 years ranges between 0.10% and 0.18%….not much different than COVID-19, yet the world did not go into lockdown. No masks. No social distancing. No closures of businesses.
And what does testing positive for COVID-19 mean? Not much.