COVID-19 Lethality Not Much Different Than Flu, Says New Study
Take these numbers with a grain of salt. The seasonal flu kills almost no one. It’s the secondary pneumonia that may follow in the wake of the flu that kills people. The government however likes to list these as “flu” deaths so that it can promote the flu shot which, based on available data, does not save many lives.
Using these data, the researchers calculated the infection fatality rate, that is, the percent of people infected with the disease who die: “A hundred deaths out of 48,000-81,000 infections corresponds to an infection fatality rate of 0.12-0.2%,” they report.* That’s about the same infection fatality rate the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates for seasonal influenza.