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The biggest lie about COVID-19


I mentioned the doctors from the UK, US and Italy that have died as I'd just been reading about them but also wish to pay tribute to all healthcare professionals that have lost their lives across the world, in China, Iran and beyond. I have tried to be positive on this channel and avoid panicbait, so if you're already doing all you can to fight this, thank you and please skip this video. But if you know someone still not getting it, send the video their way.


There has been a particularly harmful misconception which has led many to believe coronavirus is a trivial problem that won't affect them. These are results from the first 775 patients admitted to intensive care in the UK, with COVID-19. Time to put the misconception that this disease only preys on the elderly and those with significant medical conditions, to rest.


Erratum: Thanks to a couple of friends who pointed out that I should've been clearer with the deaths statistic - when saying around half have died, that refers to those with outcomes recorded, ie patients who have either left ICU alive or dead. Many of these patients are still in ICU right now, so the rate may change however if you click the link below you can see a steady state emerging between discharge alive and dead, suggesting the 52:48 ratio is probably about right.


Link to ICNARC report: https://www.icnarc.org/About/Latest-News/2020/03/27/Report-On-775-Patients-Critically-Ill-With-Covid-19

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