WASHINGTON (PNN) - March 27, 2020 - The case fatality rate is far, far lower than we’ve been lead to believe.
On Thursday, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Dr. Anthony Fauci co-authored a report on the coronavirus in the New England Journal of Medicine.
The report, entitled COVID-19 - Navigating the Uncharted, was co-authored by Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., H. Clifford Lane, M.D., and Robert R. Redfield, M.D.
Here’s a direct quote from that report:
“If one assumes that the number of asymptomatic or minimally symptomatic cases is several times as high as the number of reported cases, the case fatality rate may be considerably less than 1%. This suggests that the overall clinical consequences of Covid-19 may ultimately be more akin to those of a severe seasonal influenza (which has a case fatality rate of approximately 0.1%) or a pandemic influenza (similar to those in 1957 and 1968) rather than a disease similar to SARS or MERS, which had case fatality rates of 9 to 10% and 36%, respectively.”
Please note that the case fatality rate is not ten percent, not five percent, not even one percent, but far, far lower than that.
According to the authors, the case fatality rate is only 0.1 percent (only one-tenth of one percent).
Are we willing to destroy Amerika over a bad case of the flu?