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Studies on COVID-19 Lethality

Reposted from Swiss Policy Research

Updated: July 2021
Published: May 2020
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[Editor: the following is a bit sciency but is well worth the study.]

Overview

1) Antibody studies  2) Immunology  3) Median age of death  4) Hospitalizations  5) Nursing homes  6) Overall mortality  7) Influenza comparison  8) Seroprevalence per country 

1) Antibody studies

The covid infection fatality rate (IFR) depends on demographics (age and risk structure), public policies (e.g. protection of care homes), and medical treatment quality. In most Western countries, the median age of covid deaths is 80+ years and about 50% of deaths occurred in care homes (s.b.)

For comparison, the IFR of seasonal influenza, against which prior immunity and vaccines exist, is about 0.05% to 0.1%; the IFR of epidemic and medium pandemic influenza, such as in 1936, 1951, 1957 and 1968, is about 0.3%; the IFR of the 1918 pandemic influenza was about 2%. (Source)

In terms of covid-19 IFRs, an important difference exists between places with and without a partial or total collapse of local health and elderly care, and between the early and late pandemic phase. In the following table, NNH refers to the non-nursing home population (see section 5).

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Mask research unstuck

The following was emailed to me. It is self explanatory and highlights the dangers of blindly accepting any study relying on statistics. Correlation is not causation. In this case it would seem that they deliberately ignored the elephant in the living room.

I’m scouring through banks of research and data that you will never see on the news. 

But you should know, there are lots of smart people out there committed to scientific integrity and exploration, despite public health leaders, government, big tech and media doing their best to mute anything beyond a tightly controlled narrative that serves a targeted purpose: vaccines.

One of the touchiest of subjects as a result of the pandemic response has been mask mandates.

You either praise them or loathe them, it seems there is no middle ground on the issue.

Health departments around the country have created billboards, advertisements, slogans etc. promoting the profound benefits of slowing the spread with mask (or double mask) wearing.

I found something that raised an eyebrow, to put it lightly.

One CDC study, released in February apparently proved the effectiveness of far reaching mass mask mandates.