New academic study shows Covid deaths same as flu

Before posting this, I had it checked out by a Doctor I know in the US who said he is very familiar with Ioannidis’s work. This is legit.

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Abstract
Background: Estimates of community spread and infection fatality rate (IFR) of COVID-19 have varied across studies. Efforts to synthesize the evidence reach seem- ingly discrepant conclusions.
Methods: Systematic evaluations of seroprevalence studies that had no restrictions based on country and which estimated either total number of people infected and/or aggregate IFRs were identified. Information was extracted and compared on eligibil- ity criteria, searches, amount of evidence included, corrections/adjustments of sero- prevalence and death counts, quantitative syntheses and handling of heterogeneity, main estimates and global representativeness.
Results: Six systematic evaluations were eligible. Each combined data from 10 to 338 studies (9-50 countries), because of different eligibility criteria. Two evaluations had some overt flaws in data, violations of stated eligibility criteria and biased eligi- bility criteria (eg excluding studies with few deaths) that consistently inflated IFR es- timates. Perusal of quantitative synthesis methods also exhibited several challenges and biases. Global representativeness was low with 78%-100% of the evidence com- ing from Europe or the Americas; the two most problematic evaluations considered only one study from other continents. Allowing for these caveats, four evaluations largely agreed in their main final estimates for global spread of the pandemic and the other two evaluations would also agree after correcting overt flaws and biases. Conclusions: All systematic evaluations of seroprevalence data converge that SARS-CoV-2 infection is widely spread globally. Acknowledging residual uncer- tainties, the available evidence suggests average global IFR of ~0.15% and ~1.5-2.0 billion infections by February 2021 with substantial differences in IFR and in infec- tion spread across continents, countries and locations.

KEYWORDS

bias, COVID-19, global health, infection fatality rate, meta-analysis, seroprevalence

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8 Replies to “New academic study shows Covid deaths same as flu”

  1. If the “pandemic” was real they would have jumped on the “Zelenko Cocktail” the minute it appeared as they focussed 90% of their energy in the direction of “at-risk” people and they wouldn’t have been enthusiastically padding their stats in favor of making the “crisis” appear as bad as possible. Both changes in climate and flu outbreaks are a part of nature, not great crises that we need to drop everything over…

    The “pandemic” is most definitely a great big hoax, just like anthropogenic climate change and “systemic racism” and “the white supremacist movement”. All pure grade-A bullshit…

    • NO. It’s too cheap in revenue for Big Pharma. Don’t forget that Big Pharma are heavy contributors to electoral campaigns.

      Our politicians aren’t interested in our health. It’s always about money.

  2. The INFLUENZA jab is proving to be quite effective. Has anyone noticed there was no campaign to get the ‘Flu’ shot?

    MONDAY, Nov. 2, 2020 (HealthDay News) — The coronavirus and the flu are two entirely different viruses. But a new study suggests those who get a flu vaccine face a considerably lower risk for being hospitalized if and when they get COVID-19.

    And the flu vaccine also appears to significantly reduce a COVID-19 patient’s risk for ending up in an intensive care unit (ICU), researchers say.

    https://www.webmd.com/lung/news/20201102/get-your-flu-shot-it-might-shield-you-from-severe-covid

    Meanwhile, you can visit Europe if you’re vaccinated.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9510375/Vaccinated-American-tourists-allowed-visit-Europe-summer.html

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