It's based on WHO numbers. When you do the actual math, the death rate is actually closer to 4%, worldwide, which means the survival rate is, like, 96%
However, when you factor in all the "mistakes", and the blatant massaging and falsification of data that's been exposed and admitted, it's not hard to eke out that other 2%. Or more.
Our government is overreacting to it, just like every other government in the world.
Less than 250,000 victims, less than 20,000 deaths in the entire world--all elderly or with pre-existing health issues affecting immunity--since December. Younger and generally-healthy people have a minimum 98% recovery rate. That's reason to declare a pandemic that grinds everyday life to a halt for weeks or months? Puts people out of work and demolishes worldwide economies? I say "nay, nay".
It's an entirely media-driven panic. It's either worse than we're being told, much worse, or there's another agenda behind it all.
I think Trump and Boris and his Brexit have the Globalist weasels scared shitless. Bu that's just me.