From Dick Atlee:
Here’s an interesting comment from the World Health Organization, apparently intended to scare people into thinking the world is in for endless pandemic, but actually implying something quite different:
WHO: 10% of world’s people may have been infected with virus
October 5, 2020
Dr. Michael Ryan, speaking to a special session of the WHO’s 34-member executive board focusing on COVID-19 … told attendees from governments who make up the executive board and provide much of the WHO’s funding. “Our current best estimates tell us that about 10 percent of the global population may have been infected by this virus.”
The estimate — which would amount to more than 760 million people based on a current world population of about 7.6 billion — far outstrips the number of confirmed cases as tallied by both the WHO and Johns Hopkins University, now more than 35 million worldwide. Experts have long said that the number of confirmed cases greatly undershoots the true figure.
Ryan did not elaborate on the estimate. Dr. Margaret Harris, a WHO spokeswoman, said it was based on an average of antibody studies conducted around the world…
If https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/ is correct, the current total number of deaths as of now is 1,092,251. That implies an infection fatality rate of 0.14%. The CDC offers IFRs for various age ranges in a variety of scenarios; 0.14% is roughly in that ballpark.
And it’s about the same as the seasonal flu’s IFR.
Yes, it’s different from the flu, and has some bizarre manifestations, and the mainstream press will tell you about long-term disabling injuries, without providing statistics on them—or on the long-term injuries from the lockdowns, and the antibody tests are highly suspect. But unless we choose to disbelieve BOTH the WHO and CDC (who often disagree on other things), we have to acknowledge that COVID-19 and the flu are essentially the same in terms of deaths.
And we have a cure for COVID-19 that would change that.
Thanks to Kit Knightly of Off-Guardian.org for pointing this out.