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The U.S. Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released newfound data that reveals that the coronavirus true fatality, which is roughly eight to fifteen times lower than previously reported, according to Breitbart News.

The previous fatality estimates were between 2 and 4 percent, which is what prompted the lockdowns.

The true mortality rate is more than double the flu’s 0.1 percent.

The case fatality rate only take into account confirmed coronavirus cases, excluding people with mild or no symptoms that do not require medical attention.

The infection fatality rate (IFR) accounts for the estimated number of mild and asymptomatic cases.

The 0.26 percent mortality rate (about three in 1,000) linked to COVID-19, is actually lower than the death toll projected by the infamous Imperial College report among other assessments, which prompted the lockdown.

Using data contained in a CDC report, last reviewed on May 20, Daniel Horowitz, a senior editor at Conservative Review (CR), noted in an editorial this month:

“For the first time, the CDC has attempted to offer a real estimate of the overall death rate for COVID-19, and under its most likely scenario, the number is 0.26%. Officials estimate a 0.4% fatality rate among those who are symptomatic and project a 35% rate of asymptomatic cases among those infected, which drops the overall infection fatality rate (IFR) to just 0.26% — almost exactly where Stanford researchers pegged it a month ago.”

“Ultimately, we might find out that the IFR is even lower because numerous studies and hard counts of confined populations have shown a much higher percentage of asymptomatic cases. Simply adjusting for a 50% asymptomatic rate would drop their fatality rate to 0.2% – exactly the rate of fatality Dr. John Ionnidis of Stanford University projected.”

Dr. Scott Atlas, a senior fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution said, “By now, multiple studies from Europe, Japan, and the U.S. all suggest that the overall fatality rate is far lower than early estimates, perhaps below 0.1 to 0.4%, i.e., ten to forty times lower than estimates that motivated extreme isolation.”

In early March, the World Health Organization (W.H.O.) said, “Mortality for COVID-19 appears higher than for influenza, especially seasonal influenza. While the true mortality of COVID-19 will take some time to fully understand, the data we have so far indicate that the crude mortality ratio (the number of reported deaths divided by the reported cases) is between 3-4%, the infection mortality rate (the number of reported deaths divided by the number of infections) will be lower. For seasonal influenza, mortality is usually well below 0.1%.”

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By taking into account mild and asymptomatic cases that were not clinically confirmed, some health analysts have determined that COVID-19 is more widespread but less deadly than early estimates suggested.

Health experts have noted that the faster the disease spreads and hits its peak, the fewer people will die.

In April, the CDC reportedly placed the crude fatality case at around four percent.

Ultimately, the W.H.O. placed the globe’s crude mortality rate at 3.4 percent. Early in the outbreak, health officials, including Dr. Anthony Fauci from the White House Coronavirus Task Force, had concluded that the crude mortality stood at about two percent.

Fauci is the top infectious disease expert in the United States. There is a patchwork of policies across the U.S. for how to count the number of coronavirus deaths, meaning that the total fatality figure could be higher or lower than the actual number, depending on the state.