The Economist noted a couple of weeks ago that the early rush to putting people into induced comas and ventilating them likely led to a far higher mortality rate than would otherwise have occurred. Fortunately, after thousands of such deaths, doctors are realizing that ventilation is usually counter-indicated. This change alone is likely to have been responsible for the dramatic decrease in mortality rates.

Also, the article implies that infection necessarily results in illness, whereas the data clearly shows that at least half of all those infected remain entirely asymptomatic while the vast majority of the remainder experience very mild symptoms. The media narrative of SARS-COV-2 as a plague-like deadly killer is absurd; even in the worst-hit nations the actual mortality rate is less than one tenth of one percent of the population. In other words, despite the media hype, covid-19 kills hardly anyone, especially compared with the 6 million who die every single month, year in and year out, from other causes.

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