New estimates released by the CDC indicate that the Coronavirus Infection Fatality Rate could be as low as 0.26%, but the Democrats still want to extend their unconstitutional COVID-19 lockdowns.
While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 0.26% infection rate is double the seasonal flu it’s still by far significantly lower than earlier estimates of 2-4% fatality rate they originally had predicted.
Determining the infection fatality rate of the illness has been a critical goal of scientists around the world since the discovery of the disease in late November.
Infectious disease experts were shocked at the end of last year and into 2020 at both how quickly the disease spread and how many of those who became ill ultimately died.
In early February, modelers dropped their estimated infection rate to around 1%-2% of infections of COVID-19 would ultimately result in death.
That number, which is up to 20 times higher than the seasonal flu, shocked most Governors into shutting down America’s economy and placing many of their residents under unconstitutional stay-at-home orders.
In early March, White House adviser Anthony Fauci was still claiming that the disease was “10 times more lethal than the seasonal flu.
Democrats Care Little That The Coronavirus Fatality Rate Continues To Drop
Over the past several weeks the estimates of the fatality rate have dropped considerably.
Driven in part by large-scale testing, which has consistently indicated that the disease is far more widespread and consequently less deadly than it initially seemed.
Since the disease is more widespread in the general public it meant that scientists were compelled to revise their fatality rate assumptions significantly down.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week continued that trend, releasing a list of what it called “COVID-19 Pandemic Planning Scenarios.”
That document laid out five different scenarios for public health experts and government officials to consider, one of which the agency called its “current best estimate” of the parameters of the viral pandemic.
That scenario states that the overall fatality rate of infections that show symptoms is around 0.4%. Yet the CDC says it estimates that around 35% of all infectious are asymptomatic, meaning that the total infection fatality rate under the agency’s “best estimate” scenario is around 0.26% or a little more than twice that of the seasonal flu.
Those numbers, while much lower than the earlier estimates that drove the lockdowns, still represent a significant number of deaths, as well as a significant burden on local healthcare systems.
The CDC estimates that as many as 60,000 Americans die of the flu in an average year, meaning—if the agency’s current estimates are correct—the U.S. could still see tens of thousands of more deaths before the fatalities begin to recede.
But no one had ever suggested that we shut down America’s economic engine for those horrific deaths’
While the COVID death rate continues to plummet, an encouraging sign that the disease is not as lethal as was earlier estimated.
Democratic policymakers, public health officials, and the mainstream liberal-biased media have renewed their bloviating that their coronavirus lockdowns need to be not only continued, but extended as well.
Of course, this is a blatant and sickening attempt by the Democrats to keep the economy floundering in hopes that it will help defeat President Trump in the upcoming 2020 Presidential election.
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