Despite the fact, increased testing is showing that more people have the coronavirus, the number of people actually dying from the virus is dropping. And according to the US Center for Disease Control (CDC), the percentage of people dying is getting so low that COVID is on the verge of losing its epidemic status.
The Blaze reports:
The coronavirus morality rate in the United States has dropped so low that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention may soon stop calling the virus an “epidemic.”
The agency explained last Friday that the COVID-19 mortality rate has dropped so low that “the percentage is currently at the epidemic threshold.”
According to CDC’s website, an epidemic classification is based on increasing results and this was the tenth week in a row that the number of deaths in the US attributed to COVID has declined.
This decline falls in line with reports out of Europe that the potency of the COVID virus is weakening. READ: Coronavirus has significantly weakened, could disappear without vaccine, top doctor reveals
However, there are other factors a play in the recent spike of Coronavirus cases and declining deaths. In a recent interview with Fox News, Standford University’s Dr. Scott Atlas explains:
According to Dr. Atlas, who was interviewed on Fox News’ “The Story,” Americans should be cautious of the media’s reporting on the apparent COVID-19 spike because it “doesn’t really matter how many cases” there are — what is important is “who gets the cases.”
That is because, as Dr. Atlas explained, the COVID-19 mortality rate is just .04% for people under age 70 — which is equal to or lower than the seasonal flu — and the case spike is being driven by younger people contracting the virus on a larger scale.
“The overwhelming majority are younger, healthier people,” Dr. Atlas said.
“It only matters if we cannot protect the high-risk people, which we are protecting … how do I know? Because the death rates are not going up.”