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W Balboos, GHB19-Jan-21 2:11
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DerekT-P19-Jan-21 8:12
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W∴ Balboos, GHB wrote:
0.8% mortality rate . . . that's overall.
Here in the UK (with the new variant) we're running over 1000 deaths per day, (1600 today) and a couple of weeks ago the measured infection rate was around 50,000. Since by definition the "deaths" figure counts people who had a positive test, they were all included in the daily "positives" count. So that means over 1 in 50 are currently DYING of this disease. That's 2% mortality, not 0.8%. In fact, since we know there are a lot of false positives reported in testing (some are claiming up to 70% are false positives), that means the numbers of people actually catching Covid are somewhere between 40,000 and 15,000 - i.e. the actual mortality rate could be as high as 1 in 15, or nearer 7%. And that's just mortality. Of the 15 or so people I know who've caught it, 3 are dead, 3 are living with long-term significant health issues (leaving them unable to live a "normal" life) and another has mid-term (so far; maybe long-term) pain ("Covid toe"). So only half have fully recovered (and that includes my 10-year old grand-daughter, who was "supposed" not to be vulnerable to it).

I got a spam email the other day about a supposed cover-up of a death following vaccination. We've had over 4.2 million people vaccinated here in the UK, about 6% of the population, but I've yet to hear any reliable reports of a fatal outcome. I'll be having my jab when I get the call!
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