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The CDC announced new numbers on COVID mortality. For those interested, fatality rates (by age) are now reported as:
- 0-49 years old: 0.05%
- 50-64 years old: 0.2%
- 65+ years old: 1.3%
- Over all ages: 0.4%
Additionally, apparently 30% of the cases are asymptomatic – so mild you do not know you had it.
The people who said it was only slightly more serious than a bad influenza season turn out to be wrong. It turns out to be less serious. As for the doomsayers? This. I know next time could be worse. Maybe.
It is time to declare victory, end the lockdowns, mask-wearing, and social distancing. Hold a victory parade and let’s return to normal.Published in