The BBC give us some new truths about the Coronavirus (Wuhan Virus; COVID 19) 7th May 2020 – Posted in: News
After nearly six months of daily warnings about this global pandemic, the BBC now begins to reveal that all may not be as disastrous as we were first led to believe about the Wuhan Virus (COVID 19 Virus).
We have had to endure month after month of what I and others have felt for some time is ‘information exaggeration’ together with a policy of engendering fear into the whole population, but today the BBC have revealed some new information, based on facts that have come to light as our brave health professionals work day and night to save lives.
Despite research showing 70% of the UK population believe COVID 19 is a threat to them, the BBC reveal new facts that hopefully will wake up the nation and particularly the Government to the truth – that those of us not at risk should now be allowed back to some semblance of normal life!
The report gives interesting facts from medical experts about sickness and death rates and then two of the paragraphs at the end of the report by Nick Triggle, BBC Health Correspondent, state this…
‘In the UK, they [researchers from Stanford University in the US] calculate that those under the age of 65 have faced the same risk over the past few months from coronavirus as they would have faced from driving 185 miles a day – the equivalent of commuting from Swindon to London.
Strip out the under-65s with health conditions – about one in 16 – and the risk is even lower, with deaths in non-vulnerable groups being “remarkably uncommon”.’
Earlier in the report it gives the numbers of people in different age groups reported to have died in England and Wales from COVID 19. If we work on the total 65+ population being around 12 million people, then you will be able to calculate from their figures that the chance of dying from this virus if, like me, you are over 65 is 0.2%. I was surprised to learn that apparently this is very much in line with typical UK annual deaths for seasonal flu. I realise that we have been social distancing, locked at home, and people are still dying, but maybe we should begin to see that this pandemic is not as life-threatening as was first suggested to us by the ‘experts’.
The report also states:
‘For children, the risk from the virus is so small that you might be better off worrying about other things. After the first year of life, cancers, accidents and self-harm are the leading causes of death.’
You can read the full article here. It makes interesting reading…
BBC News article 7th May 2020