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does it even kill anymore??
Quote:New CDC Estimates: Fatality Rate For COVID-19 Drops Again And May Surprise You

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by Tyler Durden
Sun, 09/27/2020 - 20:00

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Submitted by Mark Glennon of Wirepoints
What’s are the real chances of dying if you are infected with COVID-19? You’ll probably be surprised how low they are according to new numbers from the Center for Disease Control. We’ll state those numbers simply for those of you who aren’t crazy about math.
The CDC’s new estimate, for the first time, is broken down by age groups. Here is what the CDC calls its “current best estimate” of chances of dying from the virus if you get infected:
1 out of 34,000 for ages 0 to 19;

1 out of 5,000 for ages 20 to 49;
1 out of 200 for ages 50 to 69; and
1 out of 20 for ages 70 and up.
Here’s another way to look at the same numbers. If you get infected, your chances of surviving are as follows:
Age Group                                           Probability of Survival
0-19:                                                    99.997%
20-49:                                                  99.98%
50-69:                                                  99.5%
70+:                                                     94.6%

The CDC’s numbers are actually published as what’s called the “Infection Fatality Ratio” or IFR. The relevant portion of their chart is reproduced below. We’ve just stated their numbers a different way and rounded a bit. IFR includes, as those who were “infected,” those who got the virus but never got sick or displayed symptoms.
The CDC’s “best estimate” may be off and it offered other scenarios, also shown in the chart below. They are all very low, however, as you can see. For those age 20-49, for example, even under the worse case scenario, the IFR is only .0003. That means your chances of dying even if you got infected would be 1 out of 3,333.
Estimates of COVID’s lethality have been dropping regularly. In March, when most of the nation went into lockdown, Dr. Anthony Fauci estimated the mortality rate at about 2% and the World Health Organization pegged it at about 3.4%. Both are far higher than the current CDC estimate.
Those earlier numbers, which were far more frightening, got extensive press coverage. Very little media attention, however, has gone toward the new numbers.
The CDC numbers quoted above don't make the China virus seem so bad.  Hell, even a geezer like me has a good chance of surviving it.

I dream of an America where a chicken can cross the road without having it's motives questioned.
I'll use those numbers! Thanks!
Cool  How trustworthy are the stats ?

Are they really from the CDC ? ?

As of Mid-July the Covid numbers were supposed to go thru Trump's office.

You might recognize the Trump Brand, over 20,000 lies in just 3 years time.

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1 in 20 is about right for over 70s. If you get cancer it's way worse. Lots of things will kill you in old age. I wish there was more focus on all causes so our politicians stop playing God.
(09-28-2020, 08:11 PM)aqua Wrote: Cool  How trustworthy are the stats ?

Are they really from the CDC ? ?

To find out, you click on the link, read the article and then see that the article in fact provides a link to the CDC.

Jeez you're slow!
(09-29-2020, 08:15 PM)andrew_o Wrote:
(09-28-2020, 08:11 PM)aqua Wrote: Cool  How trustworthy are the stats ?

Are they really from the CDC ? ?

To find out, you click on the link, read the article and then see that the article in fact provides a link to the CDC.

Jeez you're slow!

If you believe those numbers, you're even slower than me. Smile Smile Smile 

Trump has filled the CDC with his toadies.


"President Donald Trump and his administration are actively trying to undermine and corrupt the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the country’s premier public health agency, in the middle of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The CDC is supposed the be the country’s top agency in the fight against diseases — it’s in the organization’s name. But as news reports have made clear over the past several months, the Trump administration has repeatedly interfered with the CDC’s work, hindering its ability to respond to the ongoing pandemic.

The latest news comes from Dan Diamond at Politico, confirmed by the New York Times: A vocal Trump ally and spokesperson for the US Department of Health and Human Services, Michael Caputo, and a scientific adviser he hired, Paul Alexander, are pushing the CDC to alter or halt reports that are unflattering to the president and his administration’s response to Covid-19."
Really? Vox?
Vox blows fake news sources like Project Veritas out of the water.

How 'bout this ?

"The Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Robert Redfield, was overheard talking on a plane about Trump’s new medical advisor for the coronavirus task force, Scott Atlas, a radiologist and talking head on the Fox News Channel.

“Everything he says is false,”
Redfield said. Atlas’s advocacy of exposing children to the coronavirus to achieve herd immunity has made public health experts blanch. “Many of his opinions and statements run counter to established science, and, by doing so, undermine public-health authorities and the credible science that guides effective public health policy,” 78 of his former colleagues wrote in an open letter."

Here we go - the legal repercussions

Meanwhile NBC is quite brave to air this article, which directly contradicts Democrat dogma over the pandemic:


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