Stanford University’s disease prevention chairman Dr. John Ionnidis absolutely destroyed states attempting to prevent the spread of the Chinese Coronavirus with draconian lock down measures on Thursday.
What was doubly surprising was Dr. Ionnidis’s assertion that the fatality rate for Chinese Coronavirus patients under 45 years of age was nearly 0% (emphasis added)
“There are already more than 50 studies that have presented results on how many people in different countries and locations have developed antibodies to the virus,” Dr. John Ioannidis said during a recent interview with Greek Reporter. “Of course, none of these studies are perfect, but cumulatively, they provide useful composite evidence. A very crude estimate might suggest that about 150-300 million or more people have already been infected around the world, far more than the 10 million documented cases.”
Ioannidis pointed out the mortality rate is low among young people who have contracted the virus.
“The death rate in a given country depends a lot on the age structure, who are the people infected, and how they are managed,” Ioannidis said. “For people younger than 45, the infection fatality rate is almost 0%. For 45 to 70, it is probably about 0.05%-0.3%. For those above 70, it escalates substantially.”
Chinese Coronavirus cases are rising in several states due to factors such as increased testing and decreased social distancing. Almost no one is dying from these infection, however. In fact, many states that are reporting new cases are reporting zero new deaths.
Rather than opening the states up while protecting the vulnerable elderly populations, however, governors and local officials are using the Chinese Coronavirus to illegally increase their power over their citizens. They keep telling us that the best way to keep everyone safe is to keep everything shut down until a vaccine is ready. Elected officials are pushing illegal mask orders using this same premise.
This evidence shows that these elected officials are lying to us.