(Right Country) – If you happen to be wondering just who in the world is responsible for the panic that has surrounded the coronavirus pandemic, it seems you need to start with the World Health Organization and its director, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreysesus.
Ghebreysesus held a press conference at the beginning of March where he discussed the fatality rate for coronavirus infection, stating it was many multiples over that of the fatality rate of the common flu. He went on to say that the coronavirus had a 3.4 percent mortality rate and then compared this inaccurate number to the annual estimated mortality rate of the flu, which is 0.1 percent.
This was all in error.
But it appears that WHO isn’t the only organization responsible for the madness sweeping the globe about this illness. In fact, some of the blame needs to be shared with the Imperial College. The Imperial College in London released a study that claimed half a million British citizens would die from the disease, along with two million Americans.
Again, not accurate.
And now we have Dr. Deborah Birx, a member of President Trump’s coronavirus taskforce, admitting those initial numbers and predictions were way, way off.
Here’s more from Gateway Pundit:
The Director General of the WHO spoke on March 3, 2020 and shared this related to the coronavirus:
While many people globally have built up immunity to seasonal flu strains, COVID-19 is a new virus to which no one has immunity. That means more people are susceptible to infection, and some will suffer severe disease.
Globally, about 3.4% of reported COVID-19 cases have died. By comparison, seasonal flu generally kills far fewer than 1% of those infected.
The man who was in charge of the Imperial College study has also started backing away from his initial predictions, claiming now that only 20,000 UK citizens may die from the disease rather than the original half a million he first predicted.
Here’s what Dr. Birx had to say about the predictions:
On Thursday, while answering questions with President Trump and the rest of the White House coronavirus task force, Dr. Deborah Birx admitted that the initial coronavirus death estimates were too extreme.
This is exactly what The Gateway Pundit has been reported for 11 days now.
Dr. Birx: “The predictions of the models don’t match the reality on the ground in either China, South Korea, or Italy. We’re about 5 times the size of Italy. If we were Italy, and you did those divisions, Italy should have close to 400,000 deaths. They’re not close to achieving that.”
This is what happens when irresponsible people are given a platform and spout off information without checking to make sure it is verified. Words have power, and when they are not used carefully, they can produce a lot of chaos, as we all witnessed in the aftermath of the WHO director’s statements about the virus.
Was this panic created by accident, by ineptness and a lack of careful research? Or was it done on purpose to help government entities justify massive power grabs? At this point, it’s anyone’s guess, but the one thing that remains true is that critical, need-to-know information should always be verified by multiiple sources before being released to the public.