Something that I’ve been saying all along, and that many other people have been saying since we started getting a little ways into this pandemic is that it’s not as deadly as the media has made it out to be.
This have now been proven true beyond a shadow of a doubt, not only because we still have all of the data that we’ve been using to support the claim, but also because the CDC, who the liberals consider to be the arbiter of truth in all things medical related, has come forward with information that backs all of this up.
So just how different is it according to the CDC? Well, only about half as deadly as we’ve been told, maybe not even that much.
All this time the report has been that 2% of people who have contracted the virus have died, adjusting that number in the United States based on the CDC’s data, that would mean that the death rate is potentially 1% or less than 1% of all who have been infected.
Even CNN is reporting on this,
More than 80% of Americans 16 and older have some level of immunity against the coronavirus, mostly through vaccination, a survey of blood donations indicates.
The survey, led by the CDC, also indicates that about twice as many people have been infected with the virus as have been officially counted. More than 39 million Americans have been diagnosed with coronavirus infection since the pandemic started in 2020.
The team, led by the CDC’s Dr. Jefferson Jones, set out to determine how close the US might be to some kind of herd immunity — although they do not claim to have any kind of handle on that yet.
They worked with 17 blood collection organizations working in all 50 states plus Washington, DC, and Puerto Rico to test blood covering 74% of the population. In the end, they tested about 1.4 million samples.
In July 2020, before any vaccine was available, 3.5% of samples carried antibodies to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19. That rose to 11.5% by December, they reported in the medical journal JAMA. By May, 83.3% of samples had antibodies to the virus, most of them from vaccination.
So what’s really going on here then? How can such a large percentage of the population who have antibodies start coming down with the virus all of a sudden at a rate that is comparable to the beginning of this year?
If you ask me, I think it may have something to do with the vaccines, but I’m don’t have any evidence to back that up. Maybe it’s the Delta variant, but from the early data that I saw this variant was actually less virulent than the previous variants. It is more contagious, but not as powerful. That’s the natural result of viruses over time.
Daniel is a conservative syndicated opinion writer and amateur theologian. He writes about topics of politics, culture, freedom, and faith