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Saturday, May 30, 2020

Antibody Tests Point To Lower Death Rate For The Coronavirus Than First Thought

Antibody Tests Point To Lower Death Rate For The Coronavirus Than First Thought
Mounting evidence suggests the coronavirus is more common and less deadly than it first appeared. The evidence comes from tests that detect antibodies to the coronavirus in a person's blood rather than the virus itself. 
The tests are finding large numbers of people in the U.S. who were infected but never became seriously ill. And when these mild infections are included in coronavirus statistics, the virus appears less dangerous. 
"The current best estimates for the infection fatality risk are between 0.5% and 1%," says Caitlin Rivers, an epidemiologist at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security. 
That's in contrast with death rates of 5% or more based on calculations that included only people who got sick enough to be diagnosed with tests that detect the presence of virus in a person's body. 
And the revised estimates support an early prediction by Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and a leading member of the White House coronavirus task force. 
In an editorial published in late March in The New England Journal of Medicine, Fauci and colleagues wrote that the case fatality rate for COVID-19 "may be considerably less than 1%."

Important COVID-19 studies that the mainstream media won't report to you....from OAN News. 
Number one. On the diamond princess cruise ship 3711 passengers were tested for COVID-19. 17% of them, 634 total were infected. But 328 of those 634 people who tested positive were asymptomatic. 
Number two. Likewise in Iceland, 50% of people who were tested and who tested positive for COVID-19 in a nationwide sample study were asymptomatic. 
Number three. In Italy antibody tests there showed almost 50% of people who tested positive for COVID-19 never had symptoms. The infection rates in Italy, including both symptomatic and asymptomatic people was 3% of that population. 
Number four. A COVID-19 antibody test on a randomized sample of the population in the German town which is one of the epicenters of the COVID-19 outbreak in that country, showed a 15% infection rates, however, only 2% of those tested. Currently, had the virus, while 14% had antibodies. So when the researchers eliminated the overlap they found a total infection rate of 15% in the whole group. 
Number five. In New York City right here in the United States, 29 of 210 asymptomatic pregnant women admitted to the hospital. At the end of March and early April to deliver their babies tested positive for COVID-19. That's a 13.7% infection rate of entirely asymptomatic people, and just three of those 29 later developed fever before discharge. 
Number six. A study in Germany by a virologist named Professor Hendricks streak at the University of Bonn concludes that COVID-19 rarely spreads through casual contact, it spreads through repeated large doses such as among families while locked down together. 
Number seven. A study from the Taiwan CDC from March 19 tracked 1000 contacts of 32 people with COVID-19, and found zero cases of transmission outside households, or families. 
Number eight. Finally a Danish study of 1487 blood donors found 22 had antibodies for COVID-19 in their blood, and if you extrapolate that rate to the population of Denmark and divide it by the number of people who've died of COVID-19 in Denmark. That equals a case fatality rate of .016, or 1.6, people per thousand or 24 times lower than the case fatality rate we were told by the World Health Organization. 

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