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Doctors tell US senators to end lock down, compare COVID-19 to the flu


In a presentation to a US Senate Committee on May 7, 2020, two doctors stated the coronavirus is no more serious than the annual flu that sweeps many countries during the winter months.

Though both doctors initially supported the lock down, because the initial computer models projected a death rate of between 3% to 4%, both now recommend a full reopening.

This is because the original computer projections are blatantly wrong. Current testing reveals the virus is more widespread than initially thought, meaning the death rates are also much, much lower than the models projected.

Tweets provided by Edwin Mora reported on their comments:

Dr. Scott Atlas, a senior fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institution said:

By now, multiple studies from Europe, Japan, and the US all suggest that the overall fatality rate is far lower than early estimates, perhaps below 0.1 to 0.4%, i.e., ten to forty times lower than estimates that motivated extreme isolation.

“Smart, safe re‐entry cannot be delayed by fear or hypothetical projections, because we have direct data on risk and experience with managing it. The goal of the strict isolation has been accomplished.” 2/2

— Edwin Mora (@EdwinMora83) May 7, 2020

Stanford University professor of medicine, Dr. John Iaoannidis said:

“The fatality rate from COVID-19 is highly dependent on age and modulated by the presence of [underlying medical issues]. For children and young adults, it appears that infection fatality rate is lower than seasonal influenza, and for middle age adults it is about the same.

“For children and young adults, it appears that infection fatality rate is lower than seasonal influenza, and for middle-age adults it is about the same. … While lockdowns were justified initially, their perpetuation may risk many lives.”

— Edwin Mora (@EdwinMora83) May 7, 2020

READ: Doctor to Senators: Coronavirus Fatality Rate 10 to 40x Lower than Estimates that Led to Lockdowns

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