John P. A. Ioannidis, a professor of medicine and epidemiology, recently published an article entitled “A fiasco in the making? As the coronavirus pandemic takes hold, we are making decisions without reliable data.“ In the article, he also argues that there is simply not enough data to make claims about reported case fatality rate. He stated that rates, “like the official 3.4% rate from the World Health Organization, cause horror — and are meaningless.”
Below, he shares his thoughts on camera.
When it comes to the total number of deaths as a result of COVID-19, we’ve seen models start off by predicting millions of deaths. In the United States we’ve seen models to from 2.2 million, to 200,000, to 100,000 all the way down to what the models are saying now, that there will most likely be approximately 60,000 deaths in the United States alone as a result of COVID-19. This fatality rate is on par with the seasonal flu, give or take a few years, and no, this does not mean that I’m comparing the new coronavirus with the flu. But as far as the total number of deaths resulting from the disease, in that sense, it seems that it’s not going to be too different from the flu.
Be Ready for Anything:... Best Price: $10.45 Buy New $9.69 (as of 07:15 EST - Details) The question that many experts within the field are asking, will the measures that’ve been taken by governments have greater consequences than the new coronavirus itself? Are the current lockdown measures at all justified? Can they be justified? Why aren’t we taking similar measures for other coronaviruses that’ve been in circulation for decades, viruses that also infect millions of people every year and have a high fatality rate?
There are many questions to ask, and there is nothing wrong with asking questions. Ioannidis was joined by some of his Stanford faculty asking whether this virus was going to be as serious as the media was and is making it out to be. Dr. Eran Bendavid and Dr. Jay Bhattacharya, two professors of medicine at Stanford University recently published an opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal entitled, “Is the coronavirus as deadly as they say?”
As time goes on, it’s turning out that their opinion seems to be coming true.
Below is a clip of Ioannidis, on camera, explaining his cause for concern. In it, he touches on his belief that what we are seeing from the media right now is nothing short of sensationalism. He’s one of many experts in the field to share these thoughts. I’ve focused on him, as well as Dr. Sucharit Bhakdi, a specialist in microbiology and one of the most cited research scientists in German history, who recently referred to the shutdown measures as “draconian” and unjustified. You can watch a video of him stating his opinion, here.
The below clip comes from OVAL Media Group founder Robert Cibis, a director, producer and distributor of documentary and theatrical films. He is currently putting together an investigative 90 minute documentary on the coronavirus and its media influence. This is a crowd funded campaign, and you can learn more about it, and contribute if you desire to do so, here.
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When it comes to the new coronavirus, there’s a lot to talk about from science, treatment and politics and our response to it. This topic is ever evolving, it’s deep, and as always with major global events, there are some narratives that are simply being ignored and not really being given any air-time. I didn’t want to go into it too deep with this article, and simply wanted to present the video and let Ioannidis share his opinion without my commentary. That being said, below you can find some of our most recent articles on the new coronavirus if you’re interested in diving down the rabbit hole:
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Reprinted with permission from Collective Evolution.