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Study: 80% of people with coronavirus in UK have no symptoms

In this article published by the CNBC last October 8, 2020, reports on the results of the study conducted by the University College London (UCL). According to the research, 86.1% of those who tested positive for the virus did not report “core symptoms” associated with COVID-19. The researchers concluded: “COVID-19 symptoms are poor markers of […]

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UK average age of COVID-19 deaths is 82

A study published by the Oxford Univerity’s Centre for Evidence Based Medicine shows that the average age of people who died from COVID-19 in England and Wales since the beginning of the pandemic is 82. This is slightly higher than the median age of those who died of other causes over the same period, which […]

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WHO says 10% of the world infected with SARS-CoV-2, puts IFR at 0.14%

In a special session of the World Health Organization’s 34-member executive board last October 5, 2020, Dr. Michael Ryan, head of WHO’s Health Emergencies said that roughly 10% of the world has been infected with SARS-CoV-2. Dr. Ryan attempts to spin this pronouncement as a bad thing, and adds, “the vast majority of the world […]

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New Study: Viral loads in COVID-19 patients declining

A retrospective study utilizing results of positive PCR tests of patients in Detroit, Michigan from April 4 to June 5, 2020 shows that viral loads of COVID-19 patients are declining over time. The study showed that during the week of April 4, 49% of COVID patients had intermediate viral loads. By the fifth week of […]

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The truth about COVID-19: What data and science tells us

In this 30+ minute video, Ivor Cummings, a top health professional whose main advocacy is to make health science understandble for lay people, explains to us why the SARS-CoV-2 epidemic is over for many countries and why the talk of a “second wave” is false. By looking at the data from various sources, and comparing […]

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CDC updates planning scenarios, shows IFR lower than flu

A September 10, 2020 update of the CDC planning scenarios shows that the infection fatality ratio (IFR) for COVID-19 is lower than that of flu. Summarized in the table below is the IFR and survival rate of COVID-19 patients categorized according to age. Age of Patients Infection Fatality Ratio (IFR) Survival Rate 0-19 years 0.00003% […]

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Is it really that deadly? School and Children

CDC Update: 75% of children who died from COVID had underlying diseases

In a new report published by the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) last September 18, 2020, it explored the data on COVID-associated deaths among children below 21 years. The report covered the period between February 12 to July 31, 2020. The report showed that of the 190,000 SARS-CoV-2 associated deaths in the […]

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Is it really that deadly? School and Children

New Study: All children in UK who died of COVID-19 were already seriously ill

A new study published by the British Medical Journal last August 2020 confirms that COVID-19 has relatively little impact on healthy children. The study, led by Liverpool University looked at 260 hospitals in England, Scotland, and Wales during the period of January 17 to July 3, 2020. The researchers discovered that 651 patients below 19 […]

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New study: Hydroxychloroquine is effective and safe for the treatment of COVID-19

The following is a meta-analysis of various reports that used hudroxychloroquine (HCQ) for COVID-19 treatment. Based on their research, authors Chadwick Prodromos and Tobias Rumschlag offers these four important results: (1) HCQ is consistently effective for COVID-19 when used early in the course of the disease. The earlier it is used, the more effective it […]

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New York Times: The coronavirus is mutating, and that’s fine

In this opinion piece for the New York Times, evolutionary virologist Dr. Edward Holmes criticizes how the talk of a new, more virulent form of SARS-CoV-2 is causing unnecessary fear and confusion. Dr. Holmes says that reinfection is not unique to the new coronavirus as it happens to other viruses. He says that viruses mutate […]