By B.N. Frank
The coronavirus is no laughing matter. For the last 2 months, there has been 24/7 media coverage of what is being considered a worldwide pandemic. People everywhere can’t help but be freaked out and for a few good reasons – not just the fear of themselves, their loved ones, and their pets contracting the disease, being temporarily or permanently disabled, or even dying. Steps being taken to stop the spread include the use of technology which completely invades our privacy IN ADDITION TO exposing us to harmful electromagnetic radiation. Even scarier – many healthcare workers are carrying and/or wearing devices that also expose vulnerable patients to immunity reducing and illness-causing wireless sources!
Now one researcher is saying that there’s much less to worry about – at least health wise – than what has previously been reported and publicized about the coronavirus.
From Full Measure:
An update to our interview with Stanford scientist Jay Bhattacharya who worked on one of the first coronavirus antibody studies.
Sharyl: Early results in Santa Clara County, California show up to about four percent of people, 81,000, had Covid-19 without knowing it. So the true number of infected could be 85 times higher than officials reported.
More studies are producing similar results. In Miami-Dade County, Florida, about 6 percent have been infected, more than 16 times what had been reported.
In New York State, almost 15% tested positive for antibodies. In New York City, nearly 25%.
Some say these test results are unreliable. However, they are in line with published research as far back as February when a study found 81% of coronavirus infections may not be detected.
In March, a study estimated 86% of coronavirus infections are so mild they are never diagnosed.
One reason it matters, it makes the death rate much lower than figures released to the public all of these weeks.
By way of example, when the U.S. recently hit one million documented cases and 53,928 deaths, the fatality rate was 5.4%. But that could be more than seven times too high because it ignores the undiagnosed cases. Factoring in those for a more accurate figure slashes the death rate to about three quarters of one percent.
New York is testing thousands of police, fire department, health care and transit workers for antibodies. And Georgia – they’re now testing in two counties.
So putting communities on lockdown seems unnecessary now, doesn’t it? Rushing for a global vaccine and requiring immunizations doesn’t seem necessary either. We could find ourselves in an even worse position than back in the 1970s when the “Swine Flu” was also considered to be life-threatening on a massive scale. There was also a rush for a vaccine and then a HUGE campaign to get people immunized. That certainly didn’t end well.
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