Perspectives on Covid-19

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How has your country’s media shaped your thoughts about covid-19? Here we present fully referenced statistics and findings about covid-19, provided by experts in the field, to help our readers make a balanced assessment. We’ve added some of our own thoughts too……

Humans see what they want to see.

― Rick Riordan, The Lightning Thief

1. How deadly is it?

One of the most challenging questions to answer during the covid-19 pandemic has been regarding the true infection fatality rate (IFR) of the disease. It is difficult to know the proportion of all infected individuals who have died due to the infection because those who have very mild disease are frequently left undetected. This is how you work out infection fatality rate:

Infection fatality ratio

Back in March 2020, Imperial College modelling team predicted a fatality rate of almost 1%. This prediction led to the decision to lockdown the UK and much of the world. Indeed, it predicted 2.2 million deaths in the USA, whereas the actual agreed fatality rate puts that amount to about half a million deaths.

Imperial Colleges’ modelling skills look dodgy to us. Their model’s software is a 13-year-old, 15,000-line program that simulates homes, offices, schools, people and movements. And we might want to be aware of conflicts of interests between Imperial College and major vaccine advocates the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation that have given $79 million to the college in 2020 and have enjoyed big returns in their vaccine investment.

It’s been a hundred billion overall that the world’s put in—our foundation is a bit more than 10 billion—but we feel there’s been over a 20-to-one return. So if you just look at the economic benefits, that’s a pretty strong number

― Bill Gates (co-founder of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation) source Source:

Take a look at this chart below: if we applied the Imperial College covid prediction model to Sweden (which did not lock down) you would get the yellow curve below. The actual numbers for Sweden are numbers in red which is much lower.

Sweden daily death toll


Sniffing things out further, in 2005, Neil Ferguson from Imperial College said that up to 200 million people could be killed from bird flu. In the end, only 282 people died worldwide from the disease between 2003 and 2009.

Sick chicken

Imperial College Made Dodgy Predictions for Bird Flu that were Woeful

Actually, data shows us now that the fatality rate is close to 0 for younger adults, but if we include people over 65, studies suggest covid-19 IFR rates of about 0.27% up to 0.68%, depending which study you look at. That means that overall across the world survival rate for those infected from covid-19 is 99.73% or 99.32%.

Here you can download a quick reference document where we mention three major studies into fatality rate in the interest of balance and to allow you to dig deeper:

2. How do deaths from covid-19 compare with deaths from flu?

The chart below compares death rate by age for covid and for seasonal flu (US CDC data). An independent think-tank analysing the chart says that for people below 50 years of age, influenza is ‘somewhat deadlier’ than covid. Above 50 years, covid is quickly’ getting deadlier’ than seasonal influenza.

Overall, in Western countries a medium pandemic influenza (like the 1957 and 1968 flus) remains the best comparison to covid-19 in terms of overall lethality and mortality. In non-Western countries, including Japan and most of Africa, covid mortality appears to be comparable to seasonal influenza.

Flu versus Covid-19 mortality comparison


Try googling ‘covid comparable to flu’. How many pages of searching does it take to get to a balanced discussion? Could Google be hiding something from us here?

Here and here you can find studies that compare covid to flu.

3. Why has flu disappeared?

Did you know that flu has almost disappeared in 2020? It is the lowest in 100 years in UK and has also almost vanished in USA. Conventional health professionals tell us that this is due to masks and lockdowns stopping the spread, but even in Sweden where there were minimal masks and no lockdowns flu also plunged downwards. Watch this video to find out why this might be.

4. How bad are the symptoms of covid-19?

Some of us may have friends or family members recall first-hand experience of terrible covid-19 symptoms and these are widely reported in mainstream media but these cases are statistically in the minority, about 95% show at most moderate symptoms and do not require hospitalization.

5. Do masks really work?

Many reports state that there is still little to no scientific evidence for the effectiveness of cloth face masks in the general population, and the introduction of mandatory masks couldn’t contain or slow the epidemic in most countries. If used improperly, masks may increase the risk of infection. In May 2020 the chief USA medical adviser declared that masks were useless. However, recent studies such as this one and this one shows that masks do work.

There appear to be many sides to the ‘mask story’. What should concern us truth seekers is why the first 3 pages of any Google Search reveals only studies that advise mask wearing and no studies that caution of mask-related illnesses. Try doing your own Google search, and see what you come up with.

And we have to ask this question: Why do people wear masks in cars? This might be the biggest evidence of media brainwashing that exists. We just can’t figure it out!

6. PCR tests

The virus test kits used internationally may in some cases produce false positive and false negative results or react to non-infectious virus fragments from a previous infection.

Mass testing of people without covid-19 symptoms is “not an accurate way of screening the general population,” a senior figure at the Department of Health and Social Care has said in a letter seen by The BMJ Source: Related content

7. Where to Go Now?

You have probably been bombarded with covid-19 information for many months or ignored it completely. Definitely all the information can be head battering. Either way covid-19 has transformed all of our lives and it’s been very tough for a lot of us. Does it matter what the facts are?

I just feel very curious as to why mainstream media has not fed us a balanced plate of information. Is it assumed we are too thick to judge for ourselves? Don’t we have right to decide how to treat our own bodies and how we want to live our lives? And are we expected to trust our government 100%?

Which way now

First it is important to look at what is ‘true’. Your emotions are true, the view outside your window is true, tears and laughter are true. Maybe starting with ourselves and creating a beautiful world around us is the best place to begin. At least it is reliable!

And let’s face it, to protect our mental health it may be best to ignore the current ‘facts’- they are confusing and often depressing. But for those who like to get closer to the truth, doing your own independent research on the topics in this article may empower you to make life changing choices that inspire others and allow you to live your only light-filled lifetime to its fullest.