Could coronavirus' death rate be lower than first thought?
Mar 29, 2020 · 9 min
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There have been many infections from the Diamond Princess cruise ship, which was quarantined in Japan for weeks.

But it turns out it might have helped scientists get a better estimate on the fatality rate COVID-19.

So, could it be a little less than we previously thought? And if so, why are there still so many people dying from it?

On today's show:

* The infection rate has halved over the last few days, what does that mean?

* Is the way we test people possibly skewing the numbers?

* Can I see my partner if we don't live together?

* My hands are dry because I'm washing them a lot. Can I fix that?

* Does UV/sunlight kill coronavirus?

And Dr Norman Swan explains the research in The Lancet about mortality rates of COVID-19, compared to influenza and SARS.
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