These are the scams of the western world. John Hopkins gets over 1 billion in research funding so they will always propagate lies to divert government money to useless research. Just look at Dr. Fauchi. He will keep saying that this is a serious virus. The reality is that this is not a pandemic. 500K deaths with 80% of deaths in age group over 65 over 6 months really is not a big deal. The reality is probably 100 million people are really infected, but people are not getting tested so it is only when someone gets admitted they get tested for coronavirus. By keeping detection rates low, death rates are inflated. If you look at the statistics here: Coronavirus Update (Live): 13,035,942 Cases and 571,571 Deaths from COVID-19 Virus Pandemic - Worldometer then only 1% of cases are serious and 99% in mild condition. The real death rate is likely less than 1%. In fact, in June 2020 the Center for Disease Control estimated death rate at 0.2% (Fact check: CDC's estimates COVID-19 death rate around 0.26%, doesn't confirm it). The deaths are decreasing in US since that time.Many governments aren’t revealing real numbers, but it’s worth looking at this John Hopkins University Corona Virus Mortality rate chart. Belgium, Italy, Spain, a England, France all which have very independent monitoring bodies show around 15% mortality.
Meanwhile as more and more new information comes for this novel virus, scientists to wonder how affects major organs : Opinion | Can Covid Damage the Brain?
The mortality rate is a performance metric for hospitals. Different hospitals can have different mortality rates depending on the resources they have. A hospital with low beds and low ventillators will have high mortality rate and vice versa assuming all other things to be equal.