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COVID-19 much less lethal than feared, study finds

COVID-19 was about as deadly as a bad flu, according to a study recently published in Environmental Research.

Stanford University professor of medicine and epidemiology John P.A. Ioannidis and four fellow researchers analyzed the pre-vaccination infection fatality rate (IFR) in 38 countries. The study, “Age-stratified infection fatality rate of COVID-19 in the non-elderly population” reported,

“At a global level, pre-vaccination IFR may have been as low as 0.03% and 0.07% for 0–59 and 0–69 year old people, respectively.

“These IFR estimates in non-elderly populations are lower than previous calculations had suggested.”

IFRs for age brackets could also be found for 31 of the 38 countries, the stats reading as follows:

· 0-19 years: 0.0003%

· 20-29 years: 0.002%

· 30-39 years: 0.11%

· 40-49 years: 0.035%

· 50-59 years: 0.123%

· 60-69 years: 0.506%

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