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So, by their 'math' 10- 15% of the population equals a 50% death rate out of the 1000 people who got meningitis...

According to the CDC, about 500 people die every year from bacterial meningitis.
According to the CDC, about 1,000 people get meningococcal disease in the U.S. every year and about 10 to 15 percent of those die even after being treated with antibiotics like penicillin.
am i missing something here?
 

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In their defense, there are other varieties of meningococcal disease that 1000 people died of - viral, fungal which would not respond to antibiotics.

1/2 of them is 500 who died of bacterial meningitis, which should respond to antibiotics.

And what most doctors will never admit as they aim the syringe at you is that there are 2-3 meningitis vaccines that cover only 2-6 varieties of bacterial meningitis when there are 100s of varieties out there.

Still, apparently the journalist did not do much thinking and just put down what s/he was told.
 
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