US Coronavirus Mortality Rate Already Down to 1.4% – When Will WHO Director Be Held to Account for Setting Off Global Panic with His Faulty Numbers?

The US coronavirus mortality rate dropped to 1.4% today using deaths (161) divided by confirmed cases (11,329).

That number is actually SIGNIFICANTLY lower if you factor in ALL OF THE CASES that are not being reported, where people are not feeling sick enough to be tested.
That number could be 6-7 times higher than the current number of 11,329.

As we have reported numerous times now…
The estimates based on current data are completely inaccurate. Current data shows that this virus is much less deadly that even the common flu from the 2019-2020 season.

The Gateway Pundit earlier this week reported that the controversial Ethiopian politician and Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, claimed in a press conference in early March that the fatality rate for the coronavirus was many multiples that of the fatality rate of the common flu. Ghebreyesus claimed the mortality rate of the coronavirus was 3.4%. This caused a GLOBAL ECONOMIC PANIC!

The controversial Ethiopian politician and Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, claimed in a press conference in early March that the fatality rate for the coronavirus was many multiples that of the fatality rate of the common flu.

 This egregiously false premise has led to the greatest economic panic in world history.

The Director General of the WHO spoke on March 3, 2020 and shared this related to the coronavirus:

While many people globally have built up immunity to seasonal flu strains, COVID-19 is a new virus to which no one has immunity. That means more people are susceptible to infection, and some will suffer severe disease.

Globally, about 3.4% of reported COVID-19 cases have died. By comparison, seasonal flu generally kills far fewer than 1% of those infected.

Here is the video of Dr. Ghebreyesus’s remarks.

This statement led to the greatest panic in world history as the global elite media shared and repeated that the coronavirus was many, many times more deadly than the common flu.

The problem is his statement is false. 

It was not accurate! 

As The Gateway Pundit reported Monday,  the coronavirus mortality rate reported by the media as stated by Dr. Ghebreyesus is completely inaccurate.

Here’s a summary of the analysis updated with today’s latest numbers proving the Director General’s statement was very misleading and materially false:

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A look at the numbers:

** Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus used the actual number of deaths due to coronavirus divided by confirmed cases to get his 3.4% mortality rate number (from last week -since that time the mortality rate based on current reported numbers is near 4%)

** Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus then compared the actual coronavirus mortality rate to an estimated flu mortality rate of 0.1% —  The US flu mortality rate is based on an estimated 22,000 deaths divided by an estimated 36 million flu cases giving a 0.1% mortality rate.

** Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus compared known numbers for coronavirus (3.4 percent mortality rate) but did not include the estimated number of those infected who are asymtomatic. This number is likely in the tens of thousands and could be in the millions!  There is no way of knowing right now. One study released this week revealed that 6 of 7 people infected by coronavirus are asymptomatic! They do not know they are infected!

** Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus then compared the known numbers of 206,845 cases of coronavirus to the millions of estimated annual cases of flu cases.  Again he does not include the asymtomatic cases, the 6 of 7 people infected who do not suffer severe symptoms.

** If asymtomatic cases are included in Ghebreyesus’s calculation the actual mortality rate of the coronavirus is somewhere between 0.2% to 0.8% or lower.

Ghebreyesus compared apples to oranges and his numbers were completely inaccurate!

The current US mortality rate for the coronavirus is 1.4% — NOT 3.4%.
And the actual number is much lower.

This was a multi-trillion dollar mistake!

Here is more breaking news and opinion—

Dr. Richard Epstein at the Hoover Institution published a provocative piece this week on the coronavirus– Coronavirus Perspective.
Dr. Epstein argues the death and infection rates will continue to decline in the coming days and weeks after the United States went into overdrive with its measures to attack the deadly virus.

Similar to the flu, those most at risk of dying from the coronavirus are the elderly and the sick.

In the recent 2016-2017 flu season, via the CDC —  roughly 86% of all influenza-related hospitalizations were of older adults, and adults 65 years of age and older went to the hospital twice as often as all other age groups combined. Historically, older adults have borne the brunt of influenza-related deaths, with 90% of influenza-related deaths occurring in adults 65 years of age and older.

And 90% of influenza deaths occur in adults 65-year-old and older!

This is very similar to the numbers we are seeing from the coronavirus.

The US lost 22,000 people in this year’s flu epidemic.

So far the US has lost 155 individuals from the coronavirus.  And at least  30 of those deaths were linked to the Life Center senior center in Kirkland, Washington.

Italy is seeing similar results.
In fact 99% of the deaths were seniors 60-years-old and older.

90+ years old: 6% of deaths
80 – 89 years old: 42% of deaths
70 – 79 years old: 35% of deaths
60 – 69 years old: 16% of deaths

And likewise in South Korea 90% of the deaths are those individuals age 60 and above.

Via the Hoover Institution toll from the flu in the United States since October ran as follows: between 36 to 51 million infections, between 370 thousand to 670 thousand flu hospitalizations, and between 22 thousand to 55 thousand flu deaths. That works out to between roughly between 230,000 to 320,000 new infections per day, and between 140 to 350 deaths per day for an overall mortality rate of between 0.044 percent to 0.152 percent.

We will continue updating you with this breaking news.


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