- Aug 26, 2014
So in other words you don't know and you're guessing.Like I said, “People need to seriously stop posting either made up/manipulated/inconclusive and obviously factually incorrect figures and statements.”
What you did would fall under inconclusive and manipulated.
I don’t read Spanish or Italian but I’d hazard a guess those figures are gonna be based on those children who were actually tested, and those with severe symptoms.
Therefore missing out a gigantic amount of children who would have had it.
If you apply some common sense and knowing what we know about how it effects children a lot less, you would be sensible and go “that percentage obviously can’t be conclusive”. Their job is to do analysis based on what they have. I bet at no point in that article do they state “the virus will kill 1 in 500 children it infects”. But you chose to go with that comment.
I mean you say yourself “nobody knows yet how many really had it” yet you were happy to suggest 1 in 500 under 10’s will catch and die from it. That is poor form. That is posting fake news.
What i actually said at the beginning was that there is a 1 in 500 fatality rate in under 10s. That is literally the exact terminology the health service uses in that document.
It's a hell of a lot less dangerous than saying 'i reckon half the population must have had it by now and most people are fine' or only 1 in 5 million kids will die from it as though it's nothing to worry about.