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The coronavirus morality rate in the United States has dropped so low that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention may soon stop calling the virus an “epidemic.”

The agency explained last Friday that the COVID-19 mortality rate has dropped so low that “the percentage is currently at the epidemic threshold.”

“Based on death certificate data, the percentage of deaths attributed to pneumonia, influenza or COVID-19 (PIC) decreased from 9.0% during week 25 to 5.9% during week 26, representing the tenth week of a declining percentage of deaths due to PIC,” the agency wrote on its website.

According to the CDC, an “epidemic” is “an increase, often sudden, in the number of cases of a disease above what is normally expected in that population in that area.” A “pandemic” is an epidemic happening on a global scale.

The CDC’s update is good news.

The media has been stoking panic for weeks over an increase in cases across the Sun Belt, which has been partly driven by record levels of testing.

However, national data show, as the CDC explained, that the mortality rate for COVID-19 has steadily decreased nationwide after peaking in late April.

That metric, in conjunction with antibody tests that consistently show scores more people have likely contracted COVID-19 than testing data reflects, means that the mortality rate for COVID-19 is likely much lower than current testing calculations would suggest.

In fact, Dr. Scott Atlas explained on Fox News Monday that current testing data is deceptive.

Dr. Atlas said the real story is not “how many cases” but “who gets the cases.” And as the median age for COVID-positive patients craters, that means the American population is growing in so-called “herd immunity,” according to Dr. Atlas.

  • Lm says:

    Im sure the blue states will figure out a way to create more deaths and fictitious numbers soon before this happens

  • Nathan M. says:

    You mean the Chinese flu, Conservative Fighters? Call the disease what it is.
    And of course it’s leveling off, it is after all a Chinese product, and like all Chinese products was cheaply made (fortunately for the rest of the world in this case).

  • Art LaPella says:

    Yup. We keep hearing that cases are rising, but they never tell us they mean REPORTED cases, so increased testing causes increased reporting. They say their testing shows an increasing percentage of positives, but percentage of positives depends on who you test. What we know for sure is the death rate keeps dropping. They say deaths is a lagging indicator, but the time from symptoms to deaths is 2-8 weeks, and case numbers have been rising since about June 12, so why aren’t deaths rising yet? Because the media are snowing us, that’s why.

  • LST says:

    It’s the “Kung Flu,” get it right. Or Kungflu, whichever you prefer to spell it out.

  • Marilyn Stern says:

    They keep telling you how many COVID tests are positive but they do not tell you that 99.3 percent of those who actually have Covid recover without incident. That is better odds than the flu, or getting hit by a car, or falling down the stairs and breaking your neck, or getting shot, or getting stabbed, or getting raped. Should I go on?

  • Patriot1951 says:

    I’d still call it the Chinese Plague. Remember: if it says MADE IN CHINA on the label, leave it on the shelves.

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