(ORDO NEWS) — The World Health Organization has finally confirmed what many experts and studies have been saying for months – the coronavirus is no more deadly or more dangerous than seasonal flu.
WHO’s senior management made this announcement during a special session of the 34-member WHO executive board on Monday 5 October. But no one seems to have figured it out.
In fact, it seems that they themselves did not understand it.
At that session, Dr Michael Ryan, Head of (Program – SD) WHO Emergencies, stated that they believed that approximately 10% of the world’s population was infected with Sars-Cov-2. This is their “best estimate” and a huge increase over the number of officially recognized cases (about 35 million).
Dr Margaret Harris, WHO Representative, later confirmed this figure, stating that it was based on the average of all broad serological studies conducted worldwide.
Even though the WHO tried to portray it as bad, Dr. Ryan even said that it meant that “the vast majority of the world remains in danger.” This is really good news. And this once again confirms that the virus is not as dangerous as everyone predicted.
The world’s population is approximately 7.8 billion. If 10% is infected, then this gives 780 million cases. The total death toll currently attributed to Sars-Cov-2 infections is 1,061,539.
Thus, the mortality from infection is approximately 0.14%. Which is fully consistent (with a similar indicator – S.D.) seasonal flu and the forecasts of many experts from around the world.
0.14% – more than 24 times LESS than the WHO “preliminary figure” of 3.4%, announced back in March. This figure was used in those models used to justify lockdowns and other draconian policies.
In fact, given the overestimation of the estimated deaths from Covid, the death rate from this infection is probably even below 0.14%, and could suggest that Covid is much less dangerous than the flu.
None of the leading media outlets noticed this. While many media outlets broadcast Dr. Ryan’s words, they all tried to make the headline scary and create panic.
Obviously, neither they nor the WHO have been able to perform the simple mathematical steps that show us that this is good news. And also – that Covid skeptics were always right.
UPDATE 10/9/2020: In the interests of being thorough, wanting to rely on original sources, and not depending solely on mainstream sources (which may delete or modify articles), I decided to find the actual video with Dr. Ryan’s remarks.
For some reason, even though it was an important WHO meeting during a supposedly super-severe pandemic, the video is hard to find. The only place you can see it is on the WHO’s own website, and even then you will have to look at almost 6 hours of footage. Well, I did it, you can take a look.
Go to this page , click Session 1 and go to 1:01:33 to hear the exact quote: “Our current best estimates tell us that about ten percent of the global population may have been infected by this virus. This varies depending on country, it varies from urban to rural, it varies between different groups.” (Our current best estimates tell us that about ten percent of the world’s population may have been infected with this virus. This varies from country to country, from city to village, from group to group.)
UPDATE 10/13/2020: The actual copied audio is at the address of the original article.
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