CDC CONFIRMS THAT INFECTION MORTALITY RATE IS INLINE WITH THE FLU FOR PREVIOUS YEARS!
By Staff Reporter
A new round of statistics for Covid-19 was released by the World Health Organisation (WHO), on Monday, vastly revising their initial figures on the global virus. In early March they stated that the infection fatality rate (IFR) for COVID-19 was 3.4%. Now, head of the WHO’s health emergencies programme, Dr. Mike Ryan, said to a special session of the WHO’s 34-member executive board in Geneva, “Our best estimate” is that 10 percent of the world has been infected with the virus – around 750 million people – and roughly 1 million people have died.
The infection fatality rate is calculated by dividing the number of deaths over a specific period of time by the number of individuals diagnosed with the disease during that time; the resulting ratio is then multiplied by 100 to calculate the percentage. These official figures bring the infection fatality rate for the world, to 0.13% – confirming observations made at the start of the pandemic that the fatality rate would be similar to that of the flu.
Official CDC figures estimate the flu fatality rate as follows: