Table 6

Opinions regarding SARS-CoV-2—items of the ‘Covid Orthodoxy Score’ (marked with asterisk; n=1'032)

SARS-CoV-2 compared with seasonal influenza in terms ofLessSimilarMoreMuch more
Infectivity*35 (3.4%)199 (19.3%)248 (24.0%)550 (53.3%)
Infection fatality rate*67 (6.5%)229 (22.2%)263 (25.5%)473 (45.8%)
Challenge to the health system*35 (3.4%)216 (20.9%)293 (28.4%)488 (47.3%)
More important is*the immune systemthe virus
662 (64.1%)370 (35.8%)
Vaccine development*Not necessaryNormal order and sequence should be keptExpedited development necessary
64 (6.2%)518 (50.2%)450 (43.6%)
Most damage was done by#The virus*NPIs*MediaFake News
479 (46.4%)453 (43.9%)298 (28.9%)482 (46.7%)
  • #Multiple answers possible.

  • NPIs, non-pharmacological interventions.