Oxford University Study Contradicts Official White House Statements on U.S. COVID Stats

Information from an Oxford study sharply contradicts Joe Biden’s dire warnings about the possible effects of COVID-19 in the coming months.

QUICK FACTS:
  • Biden told Americans just days ago that those unvaccinated against COVID-19 were “looking at a winter of severe illness and death.”
  • The president also said that hospitals would soon be overwhelmed with COVID patients, citing the increase in reports of COVID-19 cases across the nation, according to The Western Journal (TWJ).
  • The Oxford study showed that a 25-year-old man had a 0.00 percent chance of dying from COVID’s Omicron variant. 
  • A 45- and a 55-year-old woman have a 0.01 percent and a 0.03 percent chance of dying, respectively, according to a chart that accompanied the study.
  • Women aged 75 have a .45 percent chance of dying, according to TWJ, who translated it to be about a 1 in 220 chance of dying from Omicron.
  • Additionally, The National Safety Council’s annual report on lifetime odds of dying of ordinary causes calculated that that 75-year-old woman is 37 times more likely to die of heart disease than of COVID.
OTHER INTERESTING FACTS:
  • The same study stated that an ordinary American has about a 1 in 7 chance of dying of cancer and a 1 in 88 percent chance of dying from suicide.
  • About 1 in 92 Americans die from opioid overdose and 1 in 106 die from falls, all greater likelihoods than dying from COVID-19.
  • Those who have contracted the Omicron variant have experienced mostly mild symptoms, with tiredness and a “scratchy” throat as some of the hallmark symptoms of the strain, according to CNBC.
BACKGROUND:
  • Data from South Africa where the strain was first spotted suggested that Omicron spread more quickly, but had less negative effects on lung tissue, according to National Public Radio.
  • The same article indicates that researchers believe that the majority of those who contract the Omicron variant will either get mildly ill or not get sick at all.
  • Some have accused travel bans due to Omicron variants of being excessive, as was addressed in CNBC’s coverage of the response.