U.S. corporate media paid journalists refuse to provide Americans meaningful information regarding COVID-19 and the number of deaths. The missing information deprives Americans of the ability to measure their risk put the pandemic in context with the other risks of life.
Unfortunately, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s go-to epidemiologist, uses language to escalate fear and hide the true risk the people face. In testimony to Congress at the start of the pandemic, Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health, explained COVID-19’s mortality rate by comparing it to the flu. He testified the flu mortality rate is.01% and then said COVID-19 is probably ten times higher than the flu. The part that got the headline in all the major media was COVID-19 is ten times more deadly than the flu. Imagine if Fauci had said the flu is dealy in .1% of cases and COVID-19 is deadly in 1% of the cases, and for 99% of the cases, death is not likely.
This week in an attempt to save his job after the election, Fauci used The Washington Post to predict rising deaths and advocate for national mask mandate and possibly shutdowns of the economy.
Links to Data Sources:
CDC National Center for Health Statistics: Select Downloads: Custom Data / Surveillance Area: National / Season: All / Age Group / All