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3.4% was never stated to be anything but the case fatality rate. The WHO's statement was:

>Globally, about 3.4% of reported COVID-19 cases have died

Ioannidis acknowledged that in his original STAT article:

>Reported case fatality rates, like the official 3.4% rate from the World Health Organization, cause horror — and are meaningless.

Maybe because he had an editor. But I saw him in a recent video claim the WHO said 3.4% of people who get infected would die. A blatant lie:


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