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"We're Falling Into A Trap Of Sensationalism" Stanford Professor of Medicine on COVID

•, By Arjun Walia

" In the article, he also argues that there is simply not enough data to make claims about reported case fatality rate. He stated that rates, "like the official 3.4% rate from the World Health Organization, cause horror — and are meaningless."

Below, he shares his thoughts on camera.

When it comes to the total number of deaths as a result of COVID-19, we've seen models start off by predicting millions of deaths. In the United States we've seen models to from 2.2 million, to 200,000, to 100,000 all the way down to what the models are saying now, that there will most likely be approximately 60,000 deaths in the United States alone as a result of COVID-19. This fatality rate is on par with the seasonal flu, give or take a few years, and no, this does not mean that I'm comparing the new coronavirus with the flu. But as far as the total number of deaths resulting from the disease, in that sense, it seems that it's not going to be too different from the flu.