Latest CDC Data Confirms Low Death Rate for People of All Ages and Health Conditions
Posted on May 26, 2020
The CDC recently released the following table of information to the public via its website:
In Scenario 5, the CDC’s best estimate, the overall COVID-19 mortality rate for symptomatic cases is .4%, much lower than the numbers that have been thrown about in the media for months.
The CDC doesn’t go into detail about how they came to their numbers, but I have few thoughts and comments after seeing this data:
- This is the information we’ve been looking for since the beginning of March. Why this isn’t the main news story right now is beyond me.
- A .4% fatality rate means that the CDC believes that 24.5 million people have had COVID-19 and have shown symptoms. Let that number sink in. It’s nearly 15x the number of reported cases today.
- The antibody tests have a lot of merit apparently, despite the flood of dismissive articles that have recently been written about antibody testing.
- The .4% fatality rate includes those suffering from serious health conditions. I’ve previously discussed that on average, 89% of all deaths were in patients who already have a serious health condition. If we removed those patients from the equation, the fatality rate drops to .04% for all age groups combined, an astonishingly low number.
- The .4% fatality rate includes the large amount of excess deaths that have come as a result of the disastrous state policies which mandated that nursing homes and long-term care facilities accept COVID-19 positive patients in order to free up hospital bed space. At least 40,000 people have died from COVID-19 while living in nursing homes and long-term care facilities. An absolute scandal and a disgrace for a nation that says it believes that “all men are created equal.” If we remove the number of unnecessary/excess deaths that have occurred in these facilities, the death rate drops even further.
And so here we are, 2.5 months after the cases started being reported nationwide. We have so much more information and clarity now than we did then. So I ask myself these questions:
- Why are we still taking draconian measures to prevent deaths that we now know aren’t going to take place?
- Why are we not immediately opening up everywhere, given that the hospitals are not overwhelmed, and haven’t been for quite some time?
- Why are we still allowing leaders in many areas of the country to tell us how to take care of ourselves, when they themselves have caused massive death and destruction through their foolish policies?
Suicide rates are up, businesses are dying by the 10s of 1000s, people have died unnecessarily because their needed surgeries weren’t deemed “essential.” 1000s of cancer cases were not discovered because routine screenings were not deemed “essential.”
It’s crystal clear: COVID-19 is not worth the associated destruction we’ve allowed to come upon us through obedience to the media and leaders who seem to talk out of both sides of their mouths.
We’ll get back to “normal” when we all decide to start thinking for ourselves again, and take back responsibility for our lives and health. Until that point, we’re just going to continue to see more death and destruction.