How Dangerous is Covid-19 Really?

The Infection Fatality Rate for Covid-19 is lower than that of the flu

From the excellent mercola.com website:

The ugly truth about COVID-19 is that the world is being needlessly crippled by fear due to a false narrative says Nick Hudson, co-founder of Pandemics ~ Data & Analytics (PANDA).

Quantitative scientist John Ioannidis, professor of medicine at the Stanford Prevention Research Center, calculated the Infection Fatality Rate (IFR) for COVID-19 in a review of 61 seroprevalence studies, which was a median of 0.23%, and 0.05% in people younger than 70.6

Based on this, the IFR for COVID-19 is lower than that of the flu. And wouldn’t you know it, in a New England Journal of Medicine editorial published March 26, 2020, Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), and colleagues wrote that “the overall clinical consequences of Covid-19 may ultimately be more akin to those of a severe seasonal influenza.”7

The media have suppressed this fact, Hudson noted, along with the fact that there’s a 1,000 times difference in mortality among those younger than 19 and those older than 70 — something that should have been taken into account in the pandemic response.

Media and public health institutions have engaged in a campaign of smoke and mirrors — one that is perpetuating paralyzing fear, needlessly, to this day — data and facts don’t lie.

6WHO Bulletin 2021;99:19-33F

7N Engl J Med 2020; 382:1268-1269

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