According to the pre-print paper by Stanford University medical scientist Dr. John Ioannidis, COVID-19 mortality rates only range between zero percent and 0.57 percent among individuals younger than 70 years old worldwide. He looked at 36 studies plus an additional seven preliminary national estimates for his paper.
The Greek-born researcher broke down the mortality rates due to COVID-19 infection by age group:
For more than two years, Ioannidis has asserted that the risk of the virus is very minimal – if not zero – and that public health protocols such as massive lockdowns, shutting down of businesses and schools, masking and vaccine mandates are really not needed. Together with the authors of the Great Barrington Declaration, he has argued that the risk factor for most people is exponentially smaller than for the vulnerable, typically the elderly who already are afflicted with multiple serious illnesses, such as diabetes and heart disease
"Ioannidis insisted these people could be cared for in nursing, assisted living and private homes with early treatments while the healthy are allowed to go about their business," independent news company WND reported.
Dr. Paul Alexander, a former adviser to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), agreed with Ioannidis in a piece on his Substack. He wrote: "Ioannidis shows us what we have been arguing for two years, to strongly protect the elderly and leave the rest of non-elderly society alone, free. No lockdowns or school closures, no mandates [and] no vaccine." Moreover, the erstwhile HHS advisor also compiled more than 400 studies reflecting how lockdowns, shelter-in-place policies, school closures, masks and mask mandates failed to minimize virus transmission and lessen death rates.
In a separate piece for the Brownstone Institute, Alexander stated that "restrictive policies were ineffective and devastating failures, causing immense harm, especially to the poor and vulnerable within societies."
"We've known this for a very long time now, but governments continue to double down, causing misery upon people with ramifications that will likely take decades or more to repair."
Alexander pointed out that cardiologist Dr. Peter McCullough and other experts have been right all along that the infection fatality rate (IFR) for the vast majority is really low, as per the studies they looked into. Ioannidis wrote in his study's abstract that the "IFR of the virus among non-elderly people in the absence of vaccination or prior infection is important to estimate accurately, since 94 percent of the global population is younger than 70 years and 86 percent is younger than 60 years."
The Stanford researcher echoed the Texas cardiologist's point, suggesting early interventions for certain vulnerable age groups.
McCullough has always made it clear that both Big Pharma and Big Government should be denounced for allowing gain-of-function research and the COVID-19 vaccines, with the latter causing "the biggest medical-biological catastrophe of all time." (Related: Prather Point: COVID-19 vaccine is the biggest medical-biological catastrophe of all time, says Dr. Peter McCullough – Brighteon.TV.)
"We had lost 250,000 Americans directly due to the virus. And since the vaccines, 750,000 people have died. The vaccines have actually prolonged the pandemic, didn't stop the virus transmission and didn’t reduce hospitalization and death. It was all a series of false claims for an unsafe set of products," he told Brighteon.TV host Jeffrey Prather during the Sept. 23, 2022 episode of the latter's program "Prather Point."
McCullough added that the widespread corruption in academic medicine, peer-reviewed literature and medical societies has suppressed introduction to early intervention methods and promoted fear in order to push the clot shots worldwide.
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