Skip to comments.NPR: “Mounting Evidence” Suggests COVID Not As Deadly as Thought. Did the Experts Fail Again?
Posted on 07/03/2020 7:47:19 AM PDT by teeman8r
A new NPR report suggests the global response to COVID-19 may have been reached on a flawed premise.
Mounting evidence suggests the coronavirus is more common and less deadly than it first appeared.
The evidence comes from tests that detect antibodies to the coronavirus in a person's blood rather than the virus itself.
The tests are finding large numbers of people in the US who were infected but never became seriously ill. And when these mild infections are included in coronavirus statistics, the virus appears less dangerous.
"The current best estimates for the infection fatality risk are between 0.5% and 1%," says Caitlin Rivers, an epidemiologist at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security.
That's in contrast with death rates of 5% or more based on calculations that included only people who got sick enough to be diagnosed with tests that detect the presence of virus in a person's body.
Many people will recall the fatality risk debate that took place prior to and in the early stages of the lockdowns. There was much discussion over how deadly the virus was and what the collective response to the virus should be.
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Whoa, honest reporting from NPR?
Will this be the crack that busts the dam coverage
Somebody needs to tell Fauci that when you’ve lost NPR...
Not to worry. China is about to foist a new strain of Swine Flu on the planet to help expand the lockdowns. Either nuke China or let God reboot the planet. Anything else is just misery.
This will be used against president trump
Calling all fearbros... Please pick up the red enlightenment phone.
Widespread testing will drive down fatality rates.
Positive result test inflation will drive it down even more.
Pretty soon the lock-downers will be looking more ridiculous and totalitarian.
I guess they missed the memo to hold all these stories until Nov. 3.
I was promised crematoriums that could be seen from Space.
Its a pity that scientists are studying this virus through the prism of political correctness. There is much data available to analyze to give an understanding just who are most susceptible to serious illness and why. Sadly the truths is being subjugated to the political narrative.
At some point, the leftist narrative will do a 180, with the talking point being: "Donald Trump never had a handle on the situation. He overreacted, shutting down the economy and putting millions out of work when it wasn't necessary."
> Whoa, honest reporting from NPR? <
If its honest reporting, its just by accident. NPRs overriding goal is to damage Trump. So if NPR ran this story, they must think it will somehow damage Trump.
Did the experts fail again?
No, the experts got exactly what they wanted.
We failed by believing they are experts when they are just paid political hacks.
No. They lied again for political advantage.
Always remember. 'Trust Scientists. Believe the evidence.'
Discussions, debates, and questions are not allow.
IOW, NPR still denies facts and doesn't own up to its participation in the Plannedemic. Defund NPR, Defund PBS.
I’ll bet the dam is cracking, liberals can’t keep this kind of narrative and fear pandering up forever. Its too disruptive to their own lives/livelihood
Flawed premise? Ya think?
When they start to be honest about the data and how it is correlated, well listen. Until they admit they lied for political reasons, we will not comply
Article is dated June 12th, three weeks ago. Why so long before discussing it?
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