COVID-19 Massive Fatality Rate Results : We have thus far been dealing with the coronavirus pandemic and the lockdowns for months. During this time the Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has presented us with “apocalyptic” numbers of those who have died of the COVID-19, instilling fear and paranoia into the average American, or for that matter the global population—thus far over 99,000 deaths in the U.S. have been registered out of 1,688,709 infected people; the global number is 5,529,589 people tested positive, of which over 347,000 have succumbed to virus, but are these the real statistics?
The tale all appears to be that these figures are being inflated. According to a May 16 report, deaths have been classified as a COVID-19 death even after a physician or loved ones reported otherwise. And those who died “with” the coronavirus have been included in the count with those who died “of” COVID-19—this is contested by other media outlets, such as CNN as right-wing conspiracy theories to bolster President Donald Trump.
Last Friday The Conservative Review published some figures released by the CDC that, as Daniel Horowitz explained, should be earth-shattering to the narrative of the political class, yet it will go into the thick pile of vital data and information about the virus that is not getting out to the public.
COVID-19 Massive Fatality Rate Results : CDC numbers
It seems, as per the CDC’s numbers that of the overall death rate for COVID-19, and under its most likely scenario, the number is 0.26%. Officials estimate a 0.4% fatality rate among those who are symptomatic and project a 35% rate of asymptomatic cases among those infected, which drops the overall infection fatality rate (IFR) to just 0.26%—last month a Stanford anti-body study showed the fatality rate to be 50-85 times lower than what the government data suggests.
Apparently, such doctoring of the figures has been part of governmental reporting since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus.
Back in early April, Dr. Deborah Birx, the response coordinator for the White House coronavirus task force, said the federal government is continuing to count the suspected COVID-19 deaths, despite other nations doing the opposite. As she stated:
“There are other countries that if you had a pre-existing condition, and let’s say the virus caused you to go to the ICU [intensive care unit] and then have a heart or kidney problem. Some countries are recording that as a heart issue or a kidney issue and not a COVID-19 death. The intent is … if someone dies with COVID-19 we are counting that.”
In Italy — where thus far under 33,000 deaths have been registered out of 229,858 who have tested positive — Dr. Walter Ricciardi, scientific adviser to Italy’s minister of health, that Italy’s death rate may also appear high because of how doctors record fatalities. He said a couple of months ago:
“The way in which we code deaths in our country is very generous in the sense that all the people who die in hospitals with the coronavirus are deemed to be dying of the coronavirus. On re-evaluation by the National Institute of Health, only 12 per cent of death certificates have shown a direct causality from coronavirus [highlighted for emphasis], while 88% of patients who have died have at least one pre-morbidity — many had two or three.”
We know that the Coronavirus is deadlier than the regular influenza, but thus far it has not reached the mortality rates seen in other recent outbreaks. Although it infects hundreds of millions of people each year, and is largely treated as a nuisance because it is not life-threatening for most people who catch it.
Numbers for other Deaths & Diseases
Ebola, in contrast, had less than 30,000 reported cases total over a multiyear outbreak, but it was treated as a crisis because of how deadly the disease can be if people do get sick. Nevertheless, according to Worldometers, hundreds of thousands, if not millions have already died this year from something other than the coronavirus:
- Infectious communicable diseases: 5,221,357
- Road traffic accidents: 542,945
- Deaths of children under 5: 3,032,256
- Deaths of mothers during birth: 124,318
- Deaths caused by HIV/AIDS: 676,140 of 41,818,183 infected people
- Deaths caused by cancer: 3,303,320
- Deaths caused by malaria: 394,521
- Deaths caused by smoking: 2,010,667
- Deaths caused by alcohol abuse: 1,003,375
- Suicides: 431,311
- Abortion: over 17,000,000 — unborn babies are not recognized as human beings by most world governments and NGOs, like the United Nations, even though biology indicates that they are unique, living human beings from the moment of conception and they die brutal, violent deaths in abortions.
It is eye-raising to say the least that these statistics do not get the attention the COVD-19 has gotten, and that is a subject to be treated at a different time. In any case, the facts are this: COVID-19 is a real disease that sickens some, proves fatal to others, mostly the elderly—and does nothing to the vast majority. Yet, as Horowitz says:
“We destroyed our entire country and suspended democracy all for a lie, and these people perpetrated the unscientific degree of panic. Will they ever admit the grave consequences of their error?”
The facts are this: COVID-19 is a real disease that is horrible, proven fatal to some, mostly the elderly—and does nothing to the vast majority. Yet the response is hyped and politicians know this, just like most reasonable people. The difference is that the former dictates policy the latter can hardly confront.
Mario Alexis Portella is a priest of the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Chancellor of the Archdiocese of Florence, Italy. He has a doctorate in canon law and civil law from the Pontifical Lateran University in Rome; he also holds a M. A. in Medieval History from Fordham University, as well as a B.A. in Government & Politics from St. John’s University. He is author of Islam: Religion of Peace – The Violation of Natural Rights and Western Cover-Up.