Covid-19 deaths aren’t rising as fast in Europe and US, despite soaring new infections. That doesn’t mean the virus is less deadly

Covid-19 deaths aren’t rising as fast in Europe and US, despite soaring new infections. That doesn’t mean the virus is less deadly

Europe is drowning in the second wave of the coronavirus epidemic. Infection rates are skyrocketing across the continent. Governments are imposing strict lockdowns. Economies are shutting down again. But there is a glimmer of hope: The virus, while still deadly, appears to be killing fewer people on average.

By Miki