Masks Work: Despite Skyrocketing Infection Rates, Death Rates Are Low

Perhaps it could be due to so many of the most vulnerable having already died because they were stuck in nursing homes to infect other vulnerable seniors?

Covid-19 deaths aren’t rising as fast in Europe and US, despite soaring new infections. That doesn’t mean the virus is less deadly

Europe is drowning in the second wave of the coronavirus epidemic. Infection rates are skyrocketing across the continent. Governments are imposing strict lockdowns. Economies are shutting down again. But there is a glimmer of hope: The virus, while still deadly, appears to be killing fewer people on average.

Recent case and fatality figures from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) show that while recorded Covid-19 cases are spiking in the United Kingdom, France, Spain, Germany and other European countries, deaths are not rising at the same rate.

“The fatality rate has declined, in the UK, we can see it going down from around June to a low point in August,” said Jason Oke, a senior statistician at the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences. “Our current estimate is that the infection fatality rate is going up a little bit, but it hasn’t come up to anywhere near where we were and that’s unlikely to change dramatically unless we see a really surprising increase in the numbers of deaths.”

Oke has been tracking Covid-19 fatality rates along with his colleague Carl Heneghan of the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine and health economist Daniel Howdon. Their research shows that, at the end of June, the fatality rate was just below 3% in the UK. By August, it had dropped as low as about 0.5%. It now stands at roughly 0.75%.

So, it is now essentially the same as the regular flu. Perhaps herd immunity has something to do with it, and there was no need to lockdown countries, just isolate those who were the most vulnerable. And, again, why are cases going up when everyone is wearing a mask?

In fact, data gathered by researchers from London School of Economics’ long-term care responses to Covid-19 group shows that, on average, 46% of all Covid-19 deaths across 21 countries happened in care homes.

Thanks, Governor Cuomo.

“The Covid-19 virus is very stable, it is not mutating much at all,” said Dr. Julian Tang, clinical virologist and honorary associate professor at the University of Leicester. “The variation in severity of Covid-19 illness is really due to individual host immune responses together with age, sex, ethnicity and certain pre-existing medical conditions,” he added.

Lots of young folks are getting, but, they are not dying. Most are not even getting that sick.

The demographic shift may have contributed to the lower death toll, but experts suspect the fact that healthcare providers are now more experienced in dealing with Covid-19 patients is another factor.

So, all the stuff the Trump admin did is helping. How about that?

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14 Responses to “Masks Work: Despite Skyrocketing Infection Rates, Death Rates Are Low”

  1. Est1950 says:

    The left says that Trump failed to contain the virus.

    Biden says he has a plan but won’t reveal it until after he is elected. Think how many 1000’s of people he KILLED between April and November because he won’t reveal how to fight the virus and fix it.

    Biden is a mass murderer if he has an iron clad plan to defeat the virus and wont share it with the world.

    The death rate has little to do with masks. The death rate has come down because every scientist in the world acknowledges that the virus has mutated many times to become more contagious but less deadly. In effect as contagious as this virus is it will most likely become nothing more than the 5th corona virus cold in a matter of months with or without a vaccine.

    This is a world wide pandemic. NOT a SINGLE LEADER HAS A PLAN TO DEAL WITH IT and the UK is going into lock down mode once again because their SOCIALIST MEDICINE has like 3 dozens ICU BEDS. In Wales you cannot buy a frying pan or a book to read but you can buy food. Now why would they prevent you from buying a frying pan to cook your food?

    Insanity because they can. That is what an authoritarian government can give you and despite Brexit, the UK is still a socialist country.

  2. Hairy says:

    The USA has the largest number of cases and the largest number of deaths
    This in a country that says we are the best
    Why did that happen ?
    Did too many people like yourself believe the lies Trump told us in FeB and March
    Like that it wAs no worse than the flu ? That it was going to magically disappear in April when it got warmer ?

    • formwiz says:

      Someone tell the sock puppet to stop peddling Commie lies.

      The Reds want us to believe they haven’t had any cases or deaths since May.

      If you buy that, you think Joe and the Ho is a great ticket.

    • Jl says:

      “How did that happen?” Democratic governors in Democratic states, where most of the deaths are.

    • Elwood P. Dowd says:

      The US DOES have the largest number of reported cases and the largest number of deaths from Covid.

      Many nations have done much, much better than the US, e.g., South Korea, New Zealand, Taiwan, Australia

      The administration put up the white flag months ago and admitted as much recently. Now they advocate that all Americans catch Covid.

      • drowningpuppies says:

        Rimjob continues posting fallacious comments.
        Where’s Joe?
        Where’s Hunter?

        Bwaha! Lolgfy

      • david7134 says:

        Yes Jeff, shouldn’t old Joe drop out now that we have firm evidence he is a crook. After all, you go on and on about unsubstantiated lies about Trump.

    • david7134 says:

      Maybe Trump said the COVID was no worse than the flu because it is. Now, fat slobs with diabetes and heart disease seem to have a bad time with the illness, but most don’t. As usual, your thinking capability is rock zero.

  3. Kye Lee says:

    According to my stepdaughter in Seoul where they get trickles of truth from commie China, the deaths from Wuhan is around 22 million and the infected are 200 million. Sound familiar?

    The commies build trenches to bury the dead (or almost dead) mostly at night so the satellites can’t see everything. Then the following night they’re filled in. I assume Hairy and Elwood figure they ate filled with surplus medicine and food from the great people’s work ethic. My guess is bodies.

    It really doesn’t matter how many Chinks die of Wuhan since yellow lives don’t matter and all they do is lie anyway. Kinda like their prodigies, the Democommies.

    Trump 2020 Or the left will burn you out. See: Philly, LA, Kenosha etc, etc.

  4. NN2N1 says:

    “Currently, there are six strains of coronavirus. The original one is the L strain, that appeared in Wuhan in December 2019. Its first mutation — the S strain — appeared at the beginning of 2020, while, since mid-January 2020, we have had strains V and G. To date strain G is the most widespread: it mutated into strains GR and GH at the end of February 2020.”

    NOTE: ODDLY though the WUHAN strain was
    NOT the USA or the Europe Strain?
    Meaning either we are dealing with 3 separately released strains or the IT Mutated 3x in less than a 30 days.

  5. Hairy says:

    Teach can you give us a date as to when you stopped calling the Covid fake news ?

  6. NN2N1 says:

    The existence of the C-19 is NOT fakes News, it does exist.

    What is FAKE & HYPED news is how easily it spread and deadly it was.

    Or does anyone still believe 81% of American will be infected by Dec. 31st. Because we are at less than 3% after 10 Months?

    Or that 4.1+/- Million will be dead in the streets?

    Or like NYT’s articles “Between 160 million and 214 million people in the United States could be infected over the course of the epidemic, according to a projection that encompasses the range of the four scenarios.”

    Or “…American Hospital Association… estimated that some 96 million people in the United States would be infected.”

    Or the run to the cameras Rep Rashida Tlaib estimate that the United States could have up to 150 million coronavirus cases.

    As of DAY 287+ of the C-19, this mornings CDC report which includes “False Positives” we have had 8,752,794 claimed infections and 225,985 claimed deaths.

    SO even using known suspected HIGH & somewhat admitted suspect figures. We are still at Far Less than the C-19 FAKE NEWS predictions.

    FAKE NEWS PREDICTIONS, which were OVER-HYPED & used to cause PANIC, LOCK DOWNS and screw with our economy and Election process.

  7. Est1950 says:

    The stark contrast between Biden and Trump on the virus shows how out of touch the Democrats are with their constituents.

    Four or five months ago Biden’s message would have resonated because the virus at that time was a scary thing. Today, not so much.

    Trump says, be positive, be safe and live your lives. 99.9 percent of people under 60 survive.

    BIDEN says, HIDE you cowards. Were all gonna die. Ill lock you bastards down so tight while the government takes over the country and turns it into a communist nirvana and when you emerge from your bomb shelter the world won’t be the same.

    They are protesting around the world over lock downs and not just a few people. 100’s of thousands daily in city after city in the EU and so many other places.

    People can’t live if they don’t work. People need to make the choice. Most are willing to get the virus in order to eat. Because most know that 99.9 percent survive and only about 1 percent that survive have side effects lasting beyond the initial sickness. If I told you you had a 98.9 percent chance to win the lottery OR a 1/10th of 1 percent chance to die if you buy a ticket how many would rush out and buy the ticket?

    Biden wants to make that choice for you. Trump wants you to have that choice. Trump hands out MASKS at every rally. Hand sanitizer. But its up to you to decide your own fate and the fate around you. If your afraid of the virus why the hell are you at a rally or in the rose garden??????

    The democrats want you to be cowards and only they can fix what ails you. Its always their message. A message of desperation and hopelessness. 4 years of Biden will put the uppity blacks back on the plantation, invited 50 million illegals into the country to destroy this country and THAT IS THEIR PLAN!!!!!!!!

    Free everything just like Venezuela who could not pay for it and now it is a hell hole. Just like Cuba. Just like the USSR or Soviet Union. Just Like North Korea.

    You want a miserable life in what used to be the greatest country on earth then vote for ANY DEMOCRAT because they all have one GOAL. MAKE AMERICA COMMUNIST and I am sorry if you don’t know what communism is all about. I would say google it but it’s probably been scrubbed and turned into a Bar Mitzvah.

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