Short video – “Doctors were shocked to learn how low the risk really was,”reports Pearson Sharp of One America News.
“The likelyhood of contracting the coronavirus are much, much lower than previously thought.” It is “an extremely rare event.”
“People are vastly overestimating their chances of getting sick and going to the hospital.”
“Even the odds of being hospitalized are vanishingly small, even for someone in the at-risk category.”
Compare this to the risk of dying in a car crash, says Sharp, which is 1 in 114. (I can’t begin to believe the risk of dying in a car crash is really this high.)
Thanks to Gary Vaughan for this video
Here is the link to the study mentioned in the video:
It says, in part, “For a 50 to 64 year-old individual, the median estimate of the county level probability of a hospitalization is 1 in 709,000 person contacts (Range: 177,000 to 10,200,000) and the median estimate of the county level probability of a fatality is 1 in 6,670,000 person contacts (Range 1,680,000 to 97,600.000).”
Good luck in interpreting that.
The article is entitled “Estimation of Individual Probabilities of COVID-19 Infection, Hospitalization, and Death From A County-level Contact of Unknown infection Status” and was written by Rajiv Bhatia, Jeffrey Klausner
Under the headline, it says “this article is a preprint and has not been peer-reviewed [what does this mean?]. It reports new medical research that has yet to be evaluated and so should not be used to guide clinical practice.”