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[–] BusBoy [S] 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

Good point but who is to say the deaths won’t reach 10%? Seems like it’s not just spreading but taking many thousands Of lives in China already. Who knows when it will end? Every province in China now reporting identified persons with the virus. Please don’t pick at all the stray capitals here. My iPad seems to slip them in when I’m not looking.

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[–] tokui 2 points -2 points (+0|-2) ago 

Etymologically speaking, yes.

Vernacularly speaking, no.

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[–] Sir_Ebral 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I usually favor using words by their original definitions.

We have plenty other words to use for the meaning OP wished to convey.