What is the real mortality rate of Covid 19?

Statement

At the start of the coronavirus outbreak, around March 2020, numerous epidemiologists, microbiologists and researchers including the Covid-19 Extra-Parliamentary Inquiry Committee told us that Covid-19 was comparable in severity with influenza. And in March 2020, coronavirus was downgraded from a High Consequence Infectious Disease (HCID) a fact that former, disgraced Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, failed to pass on to parliament and MPs.

People were advised that the main symptoms would be a new, continuous cough, fever and loss of taste and smell, to “stay at home to save the NHS” and that most people would get better, at home, within 4 to 10 days as they would if suffering from a bad flu. Yet the media and politicians continue to maintain that such comparisons are irresponsible. Apparently, Covid-19 is so transmissible and deadly that governments needed to implement never before seen controls over society in order to fight it.

So what is the true mortality rate of Covid-19?

As of August 2021,, SARS-CoV2 is reckoned to have killed four and half million people across the globe. That is still just 0.07% of the world’s population. However, one problem with the counting of covid deaths  – with influenza, a similarly fatal respiratory illness, we count for one year, then start again the next year. With COVID19 we have just kept on counting, adding this year figures to last years, and so on.

Multiple studies have found that Covid-19 has an infection fatality rate (IFR) (an estimated death rate in all those infected with the virus) of between 0.02% and 0.8%. This brings it closer to seasonal flu (influenza) which is around 0.1%-0.2%.

Key Points & Evidence

"Infection fatality rate of Covid-19 inferred from seroprevalence data", World Health Organisation, 14 Oct 2020

WHO Professor, John Ioannidis of Stanford University, one of the most highly cited scientists in the world, demonstrates that the infection fatality rate for Covid-19 is around 0.15%-0.2%.

Read more...who.int

"How deadly is COVID19?", Malcolm Kendrick, 17 Feb 2021

COVID19 seems, so far, to be equivalent to a bad flu pandemic. Worse than most in recent times. However, it seems to have had an extremely variable impact.

Read more...drmalcolmkendrick.org

"Mortality data & COVID-19", HART Group, 28 March 2021

Not everyone can [catch COVID-19] contract SARS-CoV-2 - many have pre-existing immunity so would never be a viable ‘host’ (studies show this is about 50% of the population).

Read more...hartgroup.org

An analysis of excess mortality caused by the SARS-CoV-2 respiratory virus in England – Part 1, HART Group, 17 Feb 2021

This article presents an analysis of the impact of the SARS-CoV-2 respiratory virus on excess mortality in England. It is an investigative and open-minded attempt to find an explanation for the pattern of excess mortality recorded so far that fits the empirical data.

Read more...hartgroup.org

Covid-19 in proportion, Evidence not Fear, 25 August 2020

Multiple studies have found that [COVID-19] SARS-CoV-2 has an infection fatality rate of between 0.02% and 0.8%. An October 2020 paper by Professor John Ioannidis showed the infection fatality rate for [COVID-19] SARS-CoV-2 to be around 0.15%-0.2%. This brings it close to seasonal flu which is around 0.1%-0.2%.

Read more...evidencenotfear.com

Conclusion

Data from back in October 2020 shows that the infection fatality rate (IFR) for Covid-19 to be around 0.15%-0.2%. This brings it close to a ‘strong flu’ – the infection fatality rate for seasonal flu being around 0.1%-0.2%.