I guess I’m missing something. I hear about how deadly and dangerous this pandemic is. Even many commentators I respect that are warning about the State power grab are none the less conceding that this is the most deadly disease in the last hundred years. I know it will get worse at least in numbers of reported cases and deaths (I’m skeptical of the numbers because A: Who knows how accurate the tests are and whether they’re all being administered properly and B: They’re likely counting anyone who tests positive and then dies as having been killed by Covid-19 even if they had lung cancer or something), but so far looking at the numbers reported by our own government, I just can’t see how the hysteria can be justified.
We’re told that this will overwhelm the hospital system. Granted, the majority of cases seem to be in New York City so we’d have to dig into that city’s numbers specifically to see if it’s really an issue. But on a national level? It doesn’t add up. The CDC estimates 140,000 to 810,000 annual hospitalizations from influenza each year. Last year they’re saying it was 490,561-way down from 810,000 the year before. Let’s say that was spread out over 4 months. So that’s 122,000 per month – probably likely to be higher in February than other months, but we’ll use that. There have been 185,159 TOTAL confirmed Coronavirus cases as I write this. And not all of them were hospitalized. How has this totally overburdened our entire healthcare system? What am I missing?
As for deaths? The CDC says there are between 12,000 and 61,000 deaths annually from the Flu. Last year there were 34,157 – down from 61,000 the year before. Deaths from Coronavirus as I write this? 3,773. Now I know they will claim more deaths before it’s over, but we’ve never been locked in our homes for months at a time over a virus.
And the mortality rate? CDC claims fly has a 0.1% mortality rate. They estimate last year 35.5 million people got the flu. and 490,561 died. Now they’ll be able to manipulate this however they want because they estimate the number of flu cases and they’ll estimate the number of Covid-19 cases and use that to calculate the death rate. if you divide current deaths by total current confirmed cases it’s 2%, but we’re told 70% of Americans will get the virus. They may change that and estimate it was a lower percentage when this is all said and done, but it would take 245,000 deaths for that to be even a 0.1% mortality rate. Dr. Fauci was telling us it was “10 times as deadly” so that would mean 2,450,000 deaths. Just remember these numbers and see what they’re saying a month from now.
Obviously I hope the deaths are much lower and I have a feeling they will be. We need to hold our “leaders” accountable for spreading this fear and potentially destroying our way of life if this disease turns out to be less devastating than they told us.