Is The Media Ignoring Good News On Coronavirus?
EXCERPT: John Ioannidis, writing for Stat News, said that based on these findings, “reasonable estimates for the case fatality ratio in the general U.S. population vary from 0.05% to 1%.” In other words, very much like the seasonal flu. Why do these studies matter? Because if the death rates from coronavirus are that low, the draconian measures to prevent its spread would be completely uncalled for. (I agree that, in a case like this, over-reaction is better than under-reaction. But if the numbers reported in this article hold up, it may be time to start loosening up a bit, always remembering to protect those most vulnerable to actually dying from the disease. -- Bill)