Stanford Scientist Emeritus John Ioannidis proves statistically beyond doubt that this thing called Covid is less lethal than a normal flu for the vast vast majority of the population.

It’s kill rate is infinitesimal in all but the 85 plus age group and even then a very high % handled it well.

I remember there was a poll in Canada early on asking if saying Covid was just another flu should merit incarceration and a High (70ish% ) of respondents said enthusiastically YES !

I used to get emails in the early days saying I was contributing to deaths by posting and endorsing the idea that Covid was NOT worse than a bad Flu .

Most of these mental midgets probably will not take the time to read through this analysis by this world renowned scientist …and of course they wouldn’t begin to understand the reality of a .05 mortality rate across the board ! sheesh

Here is the MEAT :

For 29 countries (24 high-income, 5 others), publicly available age-stratified COVID-19 death data and age-stratified seroprevalence information were available and were included in the primary analysis. The IFRs had a median of 0.035% (interquartile range (IQR) 0.013 – 0.056%) for the 0-59 years old population, and 0.095% (IQR 0.036 – 0.125%,) for the 0-69 years old.

The median IFR was 0.0003% at 0-19 years, 0.003% at 20-29 years, 0.011% at 30-39 years, 0.035% at 40-49 years, 0.129% at 50-59 years, and 0.501% at 60-69 years. Including data from another 9 countries with imputed age distribution of COVID-19 deaths yielded median IFR of 0.025-0.032% for 0-59 years and 0.063-0.082% for 0-69 years. Meta-regression analyses also suggested global IFR of 0.03% and 0.07%, respectively in these age groups.

Conclusion: The current comprehensive systematic evaluation of national seroprevalence studies suggests that the IFR of COVID-19 among non-elderly populations in the pre-vaccination era is substantially lower than previously calculated (4-8,59), especially in the younger age strata.

Median IFRs show a clear age-gradient with approximately 3-4-fold increase for each decade but it starts from as low as 0.0003% among children and adolescents and it reaches 0.5% in the 60- 69 years old age group




0-19 YEARS >0.0003% ( 3 IN A MILLION )

20-29 YEARS > O.O03% ( 3 IN 100,000 )

30-39 YEARS > 0.011% (~1 IN 10,000 )

40-49 YEARS > 0.035% ( 3.5 IN 10,000)

50-59 YEARS > 0.129% ( ~1 IN 1,000 )

60-69 YEARS > 0.501% ( ~5 IN 1,000 )

Keep in mind these “deaths” were virtually all in the least health people in each of these age groups ( imunocompromised)

But wait there is more

Sensitivity analyses considering all 38 countries with seroprevalence data that were identified in our systematic search showed that median IFR might be up to a third lower than the estimates produced by our main analysis, e.g. approximately 0.03% in the 0-59 years age group and 0.06-0.08% in the 0-69 years old group.

So further analysis shows an even lower IFR taken in the larger population TAKEN AS A WHOLE …examples

0-59 YEARS > 0.03% ( 3 IN 10,000 )

0-69 YEARS > 0.07% ( 7 IN 10,000)

DR Ioannidis did similar analysis way back in 2020 and projected very similar IFRs . Bottom line analysis 2.5 years later PROVED he was CORRECT.

Had “THE SCIENCE” embraced his findings and NOT the wildly incorrect and alarming projections from Neill Ferguson and the Gang …there would never have been ANY “Mitigating” factors in this sub 70 year old population . The only mitigation would have been concentrated in the elderly with compromised immune systems .