Gloominary wrote: ↑Sat May 02, 2020 7:37 pm
Sweden never locked itself down, let's compare it with some of its neighbors.
Sweden, total cases 22,082, total deaths 2,669
Denmark, total cases, 9,407, total deaths 475
Norway, total cases 7,801, total deaths 210
Belgium, total cases 49,517, total deaths 7,765
Netherlands, total cases 40,236, total deaths 4,987
Austria, total cases 15,558, total deaths 596
Switzerland, total cases 29,817, total deaths 1,760
Bear in mind, Sweden has about double the population of Denmark and Norway.
Sweden has a population of about 10 million.
About 1 in every 3000 or 0.03% of Swedes died with
Again, I'm not seeing a significant difference, are you?
Also bear in mind, they died with Covid, not necessarily of, as the vast majority of infected that died were 70+ with multiple serious diseases (cancer, diabetes, heart disease, hypertension) and other colds and flus who very well might've died immediately or within days or weeks had they not contracted Covid.
Doctors were pressured to write down Covid on their death certificates.
They weren't pressured to write down other colds and flus on their death certificates.
Covid was never determined to be the or even a cause of death.
https://reason.com/2020/04/17/covid-19- ... new-study/
COVID-19 Lethality Not Much Different Than Flu, Says New Study
Possible really good news from a population screening antibody test study in Santa Clara County, California
Between 48,000 and 81,000 residents of Santa Clara County, California are likely to have already been infected by the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, suggests a new study by researchers associated with Stanford University Medical School. The researchers tested a sample of 3,330 residents of the county using blood tests to detect antibodies to determine whether or not they had been exposed to the coronavirus. If the researchers' calculations are correct, that's really good news. Why? Because that data will help public health officials to get a better handle on just how lethal the coronavirus is, and if researchers are right it's a lot less lethal than many have feared it to be.
Currently, the U.S. case fatality rate, that is, the percent of people with confirmed diagnoses of COVID-19 who die, is running at 5.2 percent. But epidemiologists have known that a significant proportion of people who are infected are going undetected by the medical system because either they don't feel sick enough to seek help or are asymptomatic. For example, recent research in Iceland suggests that about 50 percent of people infected with the virus have no symptoms.
In the new study, the researchers sought residents through Facebook to whom they could administer the antibody tests. The results were an unadjusted prevalence of coronavirus antibodies of 1.5 percent. After making various statistical and demographic adjustments, researchers calculated the likely prevalence ranged from 2.49 to 4.16 percent. At the time that these tests were administered, there were about 1,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 32* deaths from the disease in Santa Clara County. The upshot is that "these prevalence estimates represent a range between 48,000 and 81,000 people infected in Santa Clara County by early April, 50- 85-fold more than the number of confirmed cases."
Using these data, the researchers calculated the infection fatality rate, that is, the percent of people infected with the disease who die: "A hundred deaths out of 48,000-81,000 infections corresponds to an infection fatality rate of 0.12-0.2%," they report.* That's about the same infection fatality rate the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates for seasonal influenza.
The researchers conclude:
While our study was limited to Santa Clara County, it demonstrates the feasibility of seroprevalence surveys of population samples now, and in the future, to inform our understanding of this pandemic's progression, project estimates of community vulnerability, and monitor infection fatality rates in different populations over time. It is also an important tool for reducing uncertainty about the state of the epidemic, which may have important public benefits.
Assuming that their findings are happily confirmed, among the important public benefits would be a quicker end to the pandemic lockdown we are all experiencing. It's high time the CDC gets it act together and conducts similar antibody population screening to determine the prevalence of the disease across the nation.