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Harvard Study Finds COVID-19 Fatality Rate Far Lower Than World Health Org Suggests

A nurse holds swabs and a test tube to test people for Covid-19 at a drive-through station set up in the parking lot of the Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Mich. PHOTO: STAT News/Paul Sancya/AP

By C. Douglas Golden | 24 March 2020

WESTERN JOURNAL — A glimmer of hope in the midst of a pandemic that has ground the world to a halt: A new study from Harvard University and University of Hong Kong finds that COVID-19 might have a lower fatality rate than originally suggested.

According to the study published in Nature Medicine last week, only 1.4 percent of people who contracted the novel coronavirus in the epicenter of the disease, Wuhan, died from it.

CNS News reported that the paper was still awaiting peer review. […]

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