CDC: Coronavirus fatality rate could be as low as 0.26%

Earlier estimates pegged the rate significantly higher

Just the News: New estimates released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicate that COVID-19 may have an infection fatality rate as low as 0.26%, a number that is double the seasonal flu but significantly lower than earlier estimates. 

Determining the infection fatality rate of the illness has been a critical goal of scientists around the world since the discovery of the disease in late November. Infectious disease experts were shocked at the end of last year and into 2020 at both how quickly the disease spread and how many of those who became ill ultimately died. 

In early February, modelers at Imperial College London estimated that around 1% of infections of COVID-19 would ultimately result in death. That number, which is about 10 times higher than the seasonal flu, shocked much of the world, including the U.K. government and most of the 50 U.S. state governments, into shutting down major swaths of their economies and placing many of their citizens under strict stay-at-home orders. 

Those high estimates have persisted in recent months. In early March, White House adviser Anthony Fauci said the disease was “10 times more lethal than the seasonal flu.” The Trump administration would eventually go on to urge temporary severe mitigation measures across the United States, including pulling children from school, limiting gatherings to fewer than 10 people, and refraining from eating at restaurants and bars. 

Numbers have dropped over time

Over the past several weeks, however, the estimates of the fatality rate have brightened considerably. Driven in part by large-scale serology tests, which have consistently indicated that the disease is far more widespread and consequently less deadly than it initially seemed, scientists have lately been revising their fatality rate assumptions down significantly.  read more

16 Comments on CDC: Coronavirus fatality rate could be as low as 0.26%

  1. would be a lot lower if Blue State governors didn’t deliberately kill locked-up Seniors in Nursing Homes

    … killing babies, now the old … the ‘Progressives’ are insidious monsters

    these murdering assclowns must be held accountable!

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  2. This flu is ‘a political act’ which explains the shrill doomsday predictions and the shrieking demands to shut the country down. We are tougher beings and will scoff at the shutdowns and the clowns with the masks.

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  3. Not if I have anything to say about it: https://mynorthwest.com/1889564/rantz-gun-shot-victims-washington-coronavirus-deaths/

    Washington state counts gun shot victims as coronavirus related deaths, state public health officials admit.

    This method of counting coronavirus deaths, which could pad the numbers, has incredible implications. It doesn’t just artificially increase the death rate. It is used by Governor Jay Inslee to keep the economy shut down longer than may be necessary.

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  4. President Trump needs to open a federal investigation into the Inslee Administration. North of $100 Million In unemployment benefits direct deposited into overseas bank accounts.

    You telling me this wasn’t an inside job? Yea right.

    ‘Hundreds of millions of dollars’ lost in Washington to unemployment fraud amid coronavirus joblessness surge
    https://www.seattletimes.com/business/economy/washington-adds-more-than-145000-weekly-jobless-claims-as-coronavirus-crisis-lingers/

    This has inside job written all over it.

    You made how many tens of thousands of direct deposits into accounts in overseas banks and didn’t notice anything out of the ordinary? Bull fucking shit! You didn’t notice shit because you were busy doing shit.

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  5. Watch your mouth, JDHasty, or you might end up killing your granddad. (That’s what I told the people and they bought it. He he he. *grin*)

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  6. Word is Inslee personally made it his mission to eviscerate the fraud controls in place at Employment Security. He and his coconspirators then bided their time looking for the right opportunity to maximize the take.

    He fancied himself untouchable. And why not? He is the head of the Pierce/King/Snohomish Democrat machine. There is little difference between how they operate and the mob.

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  7. “Determining the infection fatality rate …”

    Can only be done by honest accounting – which hasn’t occurred.
    Everything from Cancer to GSW is being counted as Wuhan Flu death.
    CDC can’t be trusted to roll gauze, much less combat disease.

    izlamo delenda est …

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  8. If you believe anything that comes out of the CDC, they claimed the 2017-2018 flu season had a 18.5% infection rate and a death rate of 0.1%. Read in a newspaper in Missouri the other day that the national virus infection rate was at 5.3% excluding NY. Excluding NY the death rate would be .01%.

    So it’s less contagious than the flu and has a lower death rate. Yet people are still running around in masks and gloves and restaurants are limiting number of people sitting together. States like Iowa still have it where events like dirt tracks can’t have fans. Yes, Iowa is still bugging the shit out of me.

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