New data from the Office for National Statistics (U.K.) show decisively that Covid-19 was never more dangerous for young people and children than the seasonal flu.
A bioethicist at the University of Oxford named Euzebiusz Jamrozik remarked on the findings, which are aptly demonstrated by charts of the data.
“UK data: Covid19 was never significantly more dangerous to children than seasonal influenza (left, 2020),” he remarked on Twitter. Below is a chart on lethality by age:
As you can see the seasonal flu is more deadly for young people up to about age 20. The staggering shows the statistics are broken into age cohorts.
But more importantly, the Infection Fatality Ratio (IFR) as of early 2022 shows that it was higher for seasonal flu than Covid-19 for age demographics under 40 years old (!).
A fascinating animated gif of the data was put together by John Burn-Murdoch of the Financial Times.
Retrying that animation:@zorinaq made a brilliant chart in 2020 showing how Covid’s IFR compared to flu at different ages
— John Burn-Murdoch (@jburnmurdoch) January 31, 2022
The original data gathering and visualization was put together by Mark Bevand.
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has compiled some of the most incisive and damning data regarding the Covid pandemic and its response.
ONS data show children who “never” or “sometimes” wear masks at work or school were less likely to test positive for Covid compared to those who “always” wear them.
The Office for National Statistics points out that on the likelihood scale, adults who self-report “never” wearing masks in enclosed spaces have a slightly hire risk of Covid infection. Those who answered “sometimes” had the same risk.
It’s no wonder the U.K. is dropping all mask mandates and don’t mask children in school. There is still no strong statistical evidence that the oppressive measures work.
Meanwhile, school masking mandates in the United States are falling like dominoes in blue states. Unfortunately, the truth that many people were telling about the miniscule risk of Covid to healthy children, as well as the futility of school mask mandates, comes too late for young people who have already been robbed of their childhoods.
There is one question that blue state voters need to be asked: Feeling fooled, yet?
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