Revealed: Basic Math Error Likely Cause Of Global Coronavirus Panic!

Written by Jim Holt

Before the US economy disintegrates into nothingness — Will any so-called expert out there also notice that the WHO Director caused a global coronavirus panic over a basic math error?

The controversial Ethiopian politician and Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, claimed in a press conference in early March that the fatality rate for the coronavirus was many multiples that of the fatality rate of the common flu.

This egregiously false premise has led to the greatest economic panic in world history.

The Director General of the WHO spoke on March 3, 2020 and shared this related to the coronavirus:

While many people globally have built up immunity to seasonal flu strains, COVID-19 is a new virus to which no one has immunity. That means more people are susceptible to infection, and some will suffer severe disease.

Globally, about 3.4% of reported COVID-19 cases have died. By comparison, seasonal flu generally kills far fewer than 1% of those infected.

Here is the video of Dr. Ghebreyesus’s remarks.

This statement led to the greatest panic in world history as the global elite media shared and repeated that the coronavirus was many, many times more deadly than the common flu.

The Problem Is His Statement Is False. 

It Was Not Accurate! 

As The Gateway Pundit reported Monday,  the coronavirus mortality rate reported by the media as stated by Dr. Ghebreyesus is completely inaccurate.

Here’s a summary of the analysis updated with today’s latest numbers proving the Director General’s statement was very misleading and materially false:

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A look at the numbers:

** Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus used the actual number of deaths due to coronavirus divided by confirmed cases to get his 3.4% mortality rate number (from last week -since that time the mortality rate based on current reported numbers is near 4%)

** Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus then compared the actual coronavirus mortality rate to an estimated flu mortality rate of 0.1% —  The US flu mortality rate is based on an estimated 22,000 deaths divided by an estimated 36 million flu cases giving a 0.1% mortality rate.

** Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus compared known numbers for coronavirus (3.4 percent mortality rate) but did not include the estimated number of those infected who are asymtomatic. This number is likely in the tens of thousands and could be in the millions!  There is no way of knowing right now. One study released this week revealed that 6 of 7 people infected by coronavirus are asymptomatic! They do not know they are infected!

** Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus then compared the known numbers of 206,845 cases of coronavirus to the millions of estimated annual cases of flu cases.  Again he does not include the asymtomatic cases, the 6 of 7 people infected who do not suffer severe symptoms.

** If asymtomatic cases are included in Ghebreyesus’s calculation the actual mortality rate of the coronavirus is somewhere between 0.2% to 0.8% or lower.

** Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus’s calculations of a 3.4% mortality rate is off by nearly 3.0%! 

Ghebreyesus compared apples to oranges and his numbers were completely inaccurate!

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As of Wednesday morning.

There were 7,301 confirmed cases in the US.

There were 116 confirmed deaths associated with the coronavirus in the US.

The mortality rate for those two sets of numbers is 1.6%.

We also know that according to a new study by the journal Science — 6 of 7 coronavirus victims, or 86% of infections, were undocumented.

If latest study published in the Science journal is correct then the coronavirus scare will be the greatest hoax in world history causing trillions and trillions of dollars in economic damage.

The WHO and Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus need to be held responsible!


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No one is denying there are serious, even fatal cases of viral illnesses (some are of the Corona type).  There always have been and there always will be.  No one is diminishing the need for everywhere to take care of themselves (something we should already be doing) and avoid people when sick. What is going on right now; however, is beyond sanity and needs to be checked and reigned in.

I’m far more worried about the actions of panic-driven people than I am of a virus.

For expert opinions on the reality of COVID-19:

A few other points that need mentioning:

Key take-aways from the article (you be the judge about engineered viruses):

  • Scientists investigated  a virus found in horseshoe bats in China and then created a chimeric virus which included part of the bat virus and part SARS virus.  They found this newly created virus infects human airway cells. 
  • Virologist Simon Wain-Hobson points out that this novel virus grows “remarkably well” in human cells, and “If the virus escaped, nobody could predict the trajectory.”
  • The study began before a US moratorium on federal funding for this type of SARS, influenza, and MERS research that increases virulence (gain of function).  The NIH allowed it to proceed and concluded the work was not so risky as to fall under the moratorium.
  • I’ve posted Dr. Francis Boy’s interview where he states COVID-19 IS a biological weapon WITH gain of function properties.  Youtube took the video down but I found it here:
Per usual, there’s people who stand to gain a lot from a panic. I wish I could say scientists are immune from this, but more and more science is being hijacked by unethical people who care more about obtaining grants than they do about the truth.  We see this in Lyme/MSIDS research, vaccine research, and in many other areas.  Also, authorities are covering up details about the origin of this virus and the role they played in its potential spread.
The truly frightening aspect, besides the diminishing individual freedoms and negative impact on the economy, is the forthcoming vaccine which has been fast-tracked and bypasses important animal testing phase:
There are always inherent risks with ALL vaccines.  Vaccine safety should be paramount.




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