Posted by Let's Get Real on February 10, 2021 at 10:51:22:
In Reply to: Re: Why are they dragging this out? posted by Walt Flangan's Dog on February 10, 2021 at 09:28:26:
: : All the hand-wringing and doom-saying by Walt, Hedy, and the crazy guy who was going to shoot ICU patients has been exposed as a giant overreaction.
: So as we approach a half a million deaths in the United States, you're claiming that it was a "giant overreaction."
: Hope you had fun storming the Capitol.
: Walt's Dog
Numbers to think about:
468K COVID-related deaths*
331M US Population
468K/331M = 0.14%
Not 1%. Certainly not 5% (haha! remember that one Walt? along with your increasing percentages new math theory?). A little over ONE TENTH of one percent.
And 60% of the deaths are in the 75+ age group.
People die. Some die of accidents. Some have hillbilly cousins shoot them while they are in the ICU. And some die of illnesses. This is not the first pandemic we faced and it won't be the last. Just in the last 50 years in the US alone: London Flu (1972-3), Russian Flu (1977-9), HIV (1981-on), SARS (2002-4), Swine Flu (2009-10), MERS (2012-on), H3N2 (2017-8), and of course COVID, which hasn't been politicized even a little bit. Are more diseases happening? Or are we just getting better at identifying them?
Would some of the people who died COVID-related deaths have died anyway? Yes, but we'll never know how many. What does "COVID-related" even mean anyway? Read this article, and then think about what it means that the medical experts don't even agree: https://www.wisn.com/article/covid-19-dying-of-vs-dying-with-medical-examiner-explains-difference/34909031#
Wear a mask. Wash your hands. Socially distance. Postpone that visit to grandma and grandpa. But please stop feeding the hype machine.
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