Swedish medical doctor Sebastian Rushworth is currently one of the most measured and unbiased commentators on Covid-19. His book Covid: Why Most of What You Know is Wrong examines some of the most central questions about the pandemic:
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- How deadly is Covid-19?
- What is long Covid?
- How accurate are the Covid tests?
- Does lockdown prevent Covid deaths?
- What are the harms of lockdown?
- Do face masks stop Covid?
- Are the Covid vaccines safe and effective?
- Why did the world react so hysterically to Covid?
Rushworth demonstrates that Covid-19 is nowhere near as bad as it is portrayed by the mainstream media. He shows that the mortality rate is below 0.2%, meaning that for most people the risk of dying if infected is less than 1 in 500, and less than 1 in 3,000 if you’re below 70. The disease preferentially strikes people who are anyway very close to the end of life, so the amount of lifetime lost when someone dies of the disease is usually tiny.
He also shows that 98% of people who get Covid are fully recovered within three months, and that there is no good evidence that Covid results in long term health consequences. Moreover, he points out that the measures taken to fight Covid, such as lockdowns, huge fear campaigns, and school closures, will result in far more years of life lost than will be directly lost to the virus. The data used in the book is publicly available, and frequently published in some of the most prestigious and respected scientific journals in the world.
Cliff Martinez ‘Traffic OST’
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