97.1% of those over 70 who do not live in nursing homes survive.
Renowned epidemiologist Professor John Ioannidis has published a new study that concludes that the survival rate of people under the age of 20 who contract COVID is 99.9987%.
The data used in the study are from before the introduction of mass vaccination programs, so the figures apply to unvaccinated individuals.
Ioannidis had previously published a 2020 analysis of seroprevalence studies (antibodies) which found that the global death rate from COVID was 0.15%. In Europe the figure was 0.3% -0.4%, while in Africa and Asia it fell to 0.05%.
Now the professor has new information published that break down the death rate by age.
“When analyzing 25 seroprevalence surveys in 14 countries, Prof. Ioannidis and his colleagues found that the IFR was between 0.0013% for those under 20 years of age (about one in 100,000) and 0.65% for those over 60-year-olds fluctuates “, writes Will Jones.
For those over 70 who are not in a nursing home, it was 2.9% and rose to 4.9% for all over 70 year olds. That means that even in the elderly, more than 95% of those infected survive – 97.1% of those who do not live in a nursing home. In younger people, the risk of death is orders of magnitude lower: 99.9987% of those under the age of 20 survive an infection with the virus. These survival rates also include people with health impairments, so the rates for healthy people will be even higher (and mortality rates lower).
The study’s authors concluded that the data reflect the reality that the death rate from COVID infection is significantly lower than the estimates previously reported.
“The results of the study confirm that, with the exception of a small minority of cases, Covid is a mild disease. With Omikron now reducing the severity many times over, even lockdown advocates should be able to accept that this virus is well below a level that warrants restrictions, ”writes Jones.
The results of the study once again question the usefulness of the COVID-19 vaccination for adolescents and children.