The following is a transcript of a report from "Full Measure with Sharyl Attkisson." Watch the video by clicking the link at the end of the page.
An update to our interview with Stanford scientist Jay Bhattacharya who worked on one of the first coronavirus antibody studies.
Sharyl: Early results in Santa Clara County, California show up to about four percent of people, 81,000, had Covid-19 without knowing it. So the true number of infected could be 85 times higher than officials reported.
More studies are producing similar results. In Miami-Dade County, Florida, about 6 percent have been infected, more than 16 times what had been reported.
In New York State, almost 15% tested positive for antibodies. In New York City, nearly 25%.
Some say these test results are unreliable. However, they are in line with published research as far back as February when a study found 81% of coronavirus infections may not be detected.
In March, a study estimated 86% of coronavirus infections are so mild they are never diagnosed.
One reason it matters, it makes the death rate much lower than figures released to the public all of these weeks.
By way of example, when the U.S. recently hit one million documented cases and 53,928 deaths, the fatality rate was 5.4%. But that could be more than seven times too high because it ignores the undiagnosed cases. Factoring in those for a more accurate figure slashes the death rate to about three quarters of one percent.
New York is testing thousands of police, fire department, health care and transit workers for antibodies. And Georgia- they’re now testing in two counties.
anyone who's by now not sick has developed antibodies to the virus and won't become sick.
Kathleen Wallace says
Sharyl, I hope that you read this comment. There are several videos out there that talk about the current pandemic. One of them is being censored by Facebook. My nephew tried to put it on his Facebook page and it has gotten removed every time. It is in regard to the author of "Plague of Corruption". You need to interview this doctor. See: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IsuCa6V7prg&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR3jXokkT_K0QjJLztBzB4uxMlXih32w1lvVClXXzPNaY_nqF62Jl8CWLfw Finding it on YouTube is difficult. Hopefully, it will still be there so that you can view it. Also, Joshua Philipp of Epoch Times has done a good documentary about the origins of the virus. In it he interviews the same virologist who appeared in the first video that I listed. See: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gdd7dtDaYmM