The COVID-19 Curve Has Been Flattened
Dr. Joseph Mercola https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2020/07/14/coronavirus-death-curve.aspx STORY AT-A-GLANCE Even though the COVID-19 curve has been flattened, mainstream media outlets continue to push doomsday predictions of an impending explosion of deaths. According to Stanford University's disease prevention chairman Dr. John Ioannidis, the COVID-19 fatality rate for those under the age of 45 is "almost zero," and between the ages of 45 and 70, it's somewhere between 0.05% and 0.3%. So, the fact that young and middle-aged adults are testing positive in droves is not a warning sign of an impending onslaught of deaths, as the risk of death in these age groups is minuscule. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the COVID-19 mortality -- which had declined for the last 10 weeks straight -- "is currently at the epidemic threshold," meaning if it declines just a little more, COVID-19 will no longer be considered an epidemic. The sharp increases in "cases" are not proof of disease spread but, rather, the spread of testing.