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One of those rare instances where science is self-correcting … Ioannidis is vindicated

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At one time, John Ioannidis was Big, for pointing out that most published studies are wrong. Then he risked Cancel! when he refused to buy into the COVID panic. He fought back.

Now, we’re told, he is being vindicated, based on this paper:

Back in April, Professor Ioannidis correctly predicted the average infection fatality rate (IFR) as being vastly lower than that being used by Imperial College London and the UK government (and indeed governments world-wide) in the projections used to justify harsh and lengthy lockdowns. On Professor Ioannidis’ calculations, the danger of the SARS-CoV-2 virus to the average human being had been hugely over-estimated. At that time either ignored or excluded as pushing something dangerous that needed to be suppressed, events have proved that Ioannidis was in fact, right on the money. And now that it’s been published by the World Health Organisation, the media’s slanderous presentation of him (and many others of equal standing) as an obscure crank is even more untenable.

David Anderson, “John Ioannidis vindicated; WHO now agrees that the median infection fatality rate for SARS-CoV-2 is nothing like Imperial College’s modelling” at More Than Words

Hey, that’s good news. But what about all the people whose lives were turned upside down by the herd of stampeding buffalo otherwise known as our moral and intellectual superiors?

We should talk about that sometime.

By the way, Doug Axe, William M. Briggs, and Jay Richards have a new book out, The Price of Panic: How the Tyranny of Experts Turned a Pandemic into a Catastrophe, on the life costs of all the top-down fear porn. We’ll see if we can find free excerpts.

12 Replies to “One of those rare instances where science is self-correcting … Ioannidis is vindicated

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    polistra says:

    Nothing will change, except that WHO will now be cancelled and censored for violating the sacred scriptures of WHO. Logic is soooooo last century.

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    BobRyan says:

    It will be ignored, just as the 6% release by the CDC has been ignored. The CDC admitted that only 6% of SARS-CoV-2 deaths were from people who died from the virus, which is a big difference that dying with the virus. ODing from fentanyl was a problem before SARS-CoV-2, and continues to this day. Anyone with SARS-CoV-2 who ODs is being classified as a SARS-CoV-2 death. Even after admitting that only 6% died from the virus, they continue to keep the numbers from all deaths.

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    ET says:

    The virus can be easily fought off by the OTC supplements mentioned in the EVMS critical management protocol

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    polistra says:

    Here’s a new treatment, which should have been unsurprising:


    The usual mouthwashes inactivated 99.99% of the virus in the mouth after a 30-second gargle. This doesn’t take care of the viruses in the nose, but a ‘neti pot’ with diluted soap takes care of the nose.

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    ET says:

    Good one Polistra! Who would have thought that normal, healthy habits would help us stay healthy…

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    rhampton7 says:

    “ Who would have thought that normal, healthy habits would help us stay healthy…”

    So you are saying President Trump caught Covid-19 because he lacked healthy habits?

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    ET says:

    The President recovered very quickly because he was healthy. The same could happen to the population writ large.

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    rhampton7 says:

    So the President had healthy habits and still got COVID 19. He then said his treatment was a “cure”, likened to a miracle, but it was his healthy habits that did the trick.

    You haven’t thought this out, have you.

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    jerry says:

    So the President had healthy habits and still got COVID 19.

    Healthy habits have nothing to do with getting or not getting C19. Anyone can get it. It may be impossible for anyone to truly not get infected by the virus. During a typical year nearly every human gets infected from a few to a dozen or more times by some virus. Most we never notice but for some we are affected to the point of changing our normal life style for a few days.

    Healthy habits have an effect on fighting the virus once it has been contracted. This is extremely important for C19 because during the second stage the virus will most likely be dead but the effects of a prolonged bout during the first stage causes the immune system to overreact. If one can avoid the second stage, or the inflammatory stage, one’s life will go on as normal.

    You should actually try to understand the virus and the progression of effects in the body. All your comments show that you do not have any real comprehension of what is happening but yet you keep posting mostly irrelevant comments. By the way your post of a possible second entry into the cell was not irrelevant and useful information. But it is rare.

    To show the absurdity that is present in our society, the US government officially says to do nothing during the crucial viral replication stage.

    For example for the non hospitalized or those hospitalized but without oxygen the recommendation is to do nothing

    For those not Hospltalized or Hospitalized but Do Not Require Supplemental Oxygen – No specific antiviral or immunomodulatory therapy recommended

    Essentially they are setting up a large percentage of the people to die. Why?

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    ET says:

    Thank you, Jerry. As he said it doesn’t prevent you from getting it and the miracle cure would have been a real miracle if he was unhealthy from the start.

    And again, that would be the norm for everyone, which is something I would think is a good thing.

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    ET says:

    I just heard that 84% of the covid-19 deaths occurred in blue States. Wow

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    Viola Lee says:

    I just did a quick google check here and added up some obvious red states, which accounted for about 1/3 of the deaths, so the 84% figure might be wrong. A better stat, though, would be to look at the population of the states also, if one were interested enough to do some work.

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