In his stat article he was saying it is conceivable if we didn't know about it we wouldn't have been able to even detect it in the death numbers after it ran its course (he has since walked that back).
Even the other day after his serology preprint he was saying it doesn't seem to have a higher chance of killing you than seasonal flu for each person infected: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwPqmLoZA4s&t=1h9m50s
And he claims the WHO said 3.4% of people who get infected would die:
But they actually said that was the case fatality rate at the time.
Their actual quote was:
> Globally, about 3.4% of reported COVID-19 cases have died
I would respect him more if he just argued from am economic perspective that the economic damage is greater but his wild hypotheses about Covid being comparable to the common cold or flu have been completely refuted by all data.
Minor note, but it appears we are up to 14 now - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2020_coronavirus_pandemic_on_D...
> Another Japanese man in his 70s died on 14 April, making him the fourteenth fatality.