Arran Gold

March 19, 2020 at 1:06 PM

Arran Gold
Last week I went on the record and stated that when future historians read about this event the only reference they will find to it will be in the addendum to Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds. I see no reason to alter my view.

I was an early adopter of the mass hysteria thesis but even I have to admit that I am astonished at how pervasive this hysteria is and how long this madness has gone on. Last month based on CDC data we got the following stats for fatality rate:
0-19 years: 99.997%
20-49 years: 99.98%
50-69 years: 99.5%
70+ years: 94.6%

This month Dr Mike Ryan of WHO estimated 750 million, or 10 per cent of the world’s population, has been infected by Covid-19 along with a current death rate of 1,049,810 which gives a fatality rate of 1.4%. This is inline with fatality rate from the seasonal flu but all to no avail. A sudden paradigm shift, like Trump losing, will bring a quick halt to this otherwise this could be long slog into next summer.