(Wow 0.3 percent. That sure seems worth burning down the house to fix)
That rate is much lower than the numbers used in the horrifying projections that shaped the government response to the epidemic.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the current “best estimate” for the fatality rate among Americans with COVID-19 symptoms is 0.4 percent. The CDC also estimates that 35 percent of people infected by the COVID-19 virus never develop symptoms. Those numbers imply that the virus kills less than 0.3 percent of people infected by it—far lower than the infection fatality rates (IFRs) assumed by the alarming projections that drove the initial government response to the epidemic, including broad business closure and stay-at-home orders.
The CDC offers the new estimates in its “COVID-19 Pandemic Planning Scenarios,” which are meant to guide hospital administrators in “assessing resource needs” and help policy makers “evaluate the potential effects of different community mitigation strategies.” It says “the planning scenarios are being used by mathematical modelers throughout the Federal government.”
2. The Rebel at the 5th weekly anti-lockdown protest in Toronto. These people really get it.
3. WHO continues its Marxist-Leninist crusade against Hydroxychloroquine, likely just to stop President Trump from looking heroic for saving a lot of lives with it. When you watch this video, please remember this man has no science or medical training, his ‘Dr. is honorary and his real bonafides is being a violent Marxist-leninist revolutionary in the fight to create an independent communist state of Eritrea out of what was Ethiopia.
4. Interesting tweet:
Just moved out of a blue state yesterday (CA)
Where my neighbors called the cops on me for swimming in my pool
Just crossed the border into a red state (AZ)
This is my first experience ??
— Darren F. Wilson (@DWilson2121) May 26, 2020
5. Australian news appears to be doing a series on the origins of the CCP WMD. It is scheduled to start this coming Sunday if I understand the host properly. The video embedded in this article is an interview with a top scientist in Australia who discusses the science of the virus and leads the listener to some important conclusions. Not surprising to anyone who follows this site. But it will be to people who live in denial.
A short excerpt is below:
— Vlad Tepesblog (@Vladtepesblog) May 26, 2020
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