Is COVID-19 Really A Leading Cause of Death in the U.S.?

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Here is a COVID-19 statistic that we never hear about: COVID-19 deaths as a percentage of all deaths (deaths from all causes) by age group. This is an important statistic because recently some news outlets have claimed that COVID-19 is now a leading cause of death in the U.S. So it would be instructive and revealing to see what percentage of each age group’s total deaths are being caused by COVID-19. These percentages are based on the numbers in this morning’s CDC report on provisional deaths in the U.S.

If you find the percentages surprisingly low, or even shockingly low, perhaps this explains why they are not being discussed by CNN, MSNBC, CBS, ABC, NBC, Vox, the Washington Post, the New York Times, Snopes, the Huffington Post, etc., etc.

AGE -------- COVID-19 DEATHS AS PERCENTAGE OF ALL DEATHS
00-14 ------- 0.08% (or 12.5 times lower than 1%)
15-24 ------- 0.38% (or 2.6 times lower than 1%)
25-34 ------- 1.58%
35-44 ------- 2.70%
45-54 ------- 3.83%
55-64 ------- 3.77%
65-74 ------- 4.17%
75-84 ------- 4.19%
85+ --------- 3.54%

If you check the CDC report, you’ll see that I rounded up in every single case, and that I even assumed a slightly higher number of deaths among ages 00-14 in calculating the percentage for that age group. Even with that inflated assumption, the percentage of deaths among ages 00-14 that have been caused by COVID-19 comes to only 0.08%, as of this morning. In other words, 99.92% of the deaths in this age group have resulted from other causes, not from COVID-19.

So is COVID-19 really "a leading cause of death" in the U.S.? It is not even one of the top five causes of death in the U.S., which are as follows:

160,000 --- chronic lower respiratory diseases
169,000 –-- accidents
250,000 --- medical errors
590,000 --- cancer
640,000 --- heart disease

In Sweden, which has followed a very moderate, targeted approach to dealing with COVID-19, the overall death rate is 0.02143% (2,192 deaths out of 10.23 million people). If you applied that percentage to the U.S. population, that would equal 70,290 deaths, not even close to matching the number of Americans who die from chronic lower respiratory diseases each year.

Here is an excellent briefing by two ER doctors on the case for ending the lockdown:



Here is the CDC report on provisional deaths in the U.S. from which the above percentages were derived:

 

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After the initial wave of COVID is waning and knowing that most people have mild cases anyway, opening up businesses seems like the right move, but still wearing masks and using social distancing. That should keep the rate of spread to a low and manageable level as we build herd immunity. That also gets our economy back up and running, which we desperately need.
 

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Will there be a second wave though...
 

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Here is a COVID-19 statistic that we never hear about: COVID-19 deaths as a percentage of all deaths (deaths from all causes) by age group. This is an important statistic because recently some news outlets have claimed that COVID-19 is now a leading cause of death in the U.S. So it would be instructive and revealing to see what percentage of each age group’s total deaths are being caused by COVID-19. These percentages are based on the numbers in this morning’s CDC report on provisional deaths in the U.S.

If you find the percentages surprisingly low, or even shockingly low, perhaps this explains why they are not being discussed by CNN, MSNBC, CBS, ABC, NBC, Vox, the Washington Post, the New York Times, Snopes, the Huffington Post, etc., etc.

AGE -------- COVID-19 DEATHS AS PERCENTAGE OF ALL DEATHS
00-14 ------- 0.08% (or 12.5 times lower than 1%)
15-24 ------- 0.38% (or 2.6 times lower than 1%)
25-34 ------- 1.58%
35-44 ------- 2.70%
45-54 ------- 3.83%
55-64 ------- 3.77%
65-74 ------- 4.17%
75-84 ------- 4.19%
85+ --------- 3.54%

If you check the CDC report, you’ll see that I rounded up in every single case, and that I even assumed a slightly higher number of deaths among ages 00-14 in calculating the percentage for that age group. Even with that inflated assumption, the percentage of deaths among ages 00-14 that have been caused by COVID-19 comes to only 0.08%, as of this morning. In other words, 99.92% of the deaths in this age group have resulted from other causes, not from COVID-19.

So is COVID-19 really "a leading cause of death" in the U.S.? It is not even one of the top five causes of death in the U.S., which are as follows:

160,000 --- chronic lower respiratory diseases
169,000 –-- accidents
250,000 --- medical errors
590,000 --- cancer
640,000 --- heart disease

In Sweden, which has followed a very moderate, targeted approach to dealing with COVID-19, the overall death rate is 0.02143% (2,192 deaths out of 10.23 million people). If you applied that percentage to the U.S. population, that would equal 70,290 deaths, not even close to matching the number of Americans who die from chronic lower respiratory diseases each year.

Here is an excellent briefing by two ER doctors on the case for ending the lockdown:



Here is the CDC report on provisional deaths in the U.S. from which the above percentages were derived:

Way toooooo much fact and no panicked needless emotions
This will never fly
You did great work and I don’t know how you did it because every number iI have seen lately indicates that ALL hospital admissions are Covid and ALL hospital deaths are Covid
Some town councils, mayors, county executives and befuddled governors have declared it illegal to die in your home from anything other than Covid
 

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ALL hospital admissions are Covid and ALL hospital deaths are Covid
Evidence please- and, in reality, most hospitals are only accepting covid patients so if they die they would of course ALL be covid- duh- wonder how many of the reported 179 on that ship in NY that could hold 1000's died on that ship?
 

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Heart failure is the leading cause of death.
 

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250,000 --- medical errors almost 5 times the killer than Covid19
 

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Here is a COVID-19 statistic that we never hear about: COVID-19 deaths as a percentage of all deaths (deaths from all causes) by age group. This is an important statistic because recently some news outlets have claimed that COVID-19 is now a leading cause of death in the U.S. So it would be instructive and revealing to see what percentage of each age group’s total deaths are being caused by COVID-19. These percentages are based on the numbers in this morning’s CDC report on provisional deaths in the U.S.

If you find the percentages surprisingly low, or even shockingly low, perhaps this explains why they are not being discussed by CNN, MSNBC, CBS, ABC, NBC, Vox, the Washington Post, the New York Times, Snopes, the Huffington Post, etc., etc.

AGE -------- COVID-19 DEATHS AS PERCENTAGE OF ALL DEATHS
00-14 ------- 0.08% (or 12.5 times lower than 1%)
15-24 ------- 0.38% (or 2.6 times lower than 1%)
25-34 ------- 1.58%
35-44 ------- 2.70%
45-54 ------- 3.83%
55-64 ------- 3.77%
65-74 ------- 4.17%
75-84 ------- 4.19%
85+ --------- 3.54%

If you check the CDC report, you’ll see that I rounded up in every single case, and that I even assumed a slightly higher number of deaths among ages 00-14 in calculating the percentage for that age group. Even with that inflated assumption, the percentage of deaths among ages 00-14 that have been caused by COVID-19 comes to only 0.08%, as of this morning. In other words, 99.92% of the deaths in this age group have resulted from other causes, not from COVID-19.

So is COVID-19 really "a leading cause of death" in the U.S.? It is not even one of the top five causes of death in the U.S., which are as follows:

160,000 --- chronic lower respiratory diseases
169,000 –-- accidents
250,000 --- medical errors
590,000 --- cancer
640,000 --- heart disease

In Sweden, which has followed a very moderate, targeted approach to dealing with COVID-19, the overall death rate is 0.02143% (2,192 deaths out of 10.23 million people). If you applied that percentage to the U.S. population, that would equal 70,290 deaths, not even close to matching the number of Americans who die from chronic lower respiratory diseases each year.

Here is an excellent briefing by two ER doctors on the case for ending the lockdown:



Here is the CDC report on provisional deaths in the U.S. from which the above percentages were derived:

The CDC numbers are only correct if you subtract away all the other causes of death. The only two numbers that one needs to determine if this is a pandemic are the overall death number for any day divided by the total population. If there is a pandemic this the daily death number will be increased, since there is no evidence of this there is no pandemic.

So if the number of deaths per day is equal or less than 7708 per day as it was in 2017 then all is normal.

No one will look at this number because it proves that the people being counted as dying of covid were already about to be dead of another cause and no one cares that 1300 people die every day in the USA from tobacco
 

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Here is a COVID-19 statistic that we never hear about: COVID-19 deaths as a percentage of all deaths (deaths from all causes) by age group. This is an important statistic because recently some news outlets have claimed that COVID-19 is now a leading cause of death in the U.S. So it would be instructive and revealing to see what percentage of each age group’s total deaths are being caused by COVID-19. These percentages are based on the numbers in this morning’s CDC report on provisional deaths in the U.S.

If you find the percentages surprisingly low, or even shockingly low, perhaps this explains why they are not being discussed by CNN, MSNBC, CBS, ABC, NBC, Vox, the Washington Post, the New York Times, Snopes, the Huffington Post, etc., etc.

AGE -------- COVID-19 DEATHS AS PERCENTAGE OF ALL DEATHS
00-14 ------- 0.08% (or 12.5 times lower than 1%)
15-24 ------- 0.38% (or 2.6 times lower than 1%)
25-34 ------- 1.58%
35-44 ------- 2.70%
45-54 ------- 3.83%
55-64 ------- 3.77%
65-74 ------- 4.17%
75-84 ------- 4.19%
85+ --------- 3.54%

If you check the CDC report, you’ll see that I rounded up in every single case, and that I even assumed a slightly higher number of deaths among ages 00-14 in calculating the percentage for that age group. Even with that inflated assumption, the percentage of deaths among ages 00-14 that have been caused by COVID-19 comes to only 0.08%, as of this morning. In other words, 99.92% of the deaths in this age group have resulted from other causes, not from COVID-19.

So is COVID-19 really "a leading cause of death" in the U.S.? It is not even one of the top five causes of death in the U.S., which are as follows:

160,000 --- chronic lower respiratory diseases
169,000 –-- accidents
250,000 --- medical errors
590,000 --- cancer
640,000 --- heart disease

In Sweden, which has followed a very moderate, targeted approach to dealing with COVID-19, the overall death rate is 0.02143% (2,192 deaths out of 10.23 million people). If you applied that percentage to the U.S. population, that would equal 70,290 deaths, not even close to matching the number of Americans who die from chronic lower respiratory diseases each year.

Here is an excellent briefing by two ER doctors on the case for ending the lockdown:



Here is the CDC report on provisional deaths in the U.S. from which the above percentages were derived:

Watch the second video starting a 10:30 and this cuts to the chase of what this is all about
 

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After the initial wave of COVID is waning and knowing that most people have mild cases anyway, opening up businesses seems like the right move, but still wearing masks and using social distancing. That should keep the rate of spread to a low and manageable level as we build herd immunity. That also gets our economy back up and running, which we desperately need.
Again, given the extremely small size of a covid 19 virus cell, masks do nothing but give a false sense of security and provide a little eyewash. They are in effect as useless as tits on a boar hog.
 

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Here is a COVID-19 statistic that we never hear about: COVID-19 deaths as a percentage of all deaths (deaths from all causes) by age group. This is an important statistic because recently some news outlets have claimed that COVID-19 is now a leading cause of death in the U.S. So it would be instructive and revealing to see what percentage of each age group’s total deaths are being caused by COVID-19. These percentages are based on the numbers in this morning’s CDC report on provisional deaths in the U.S.

If you find the percentages surprisingly low, or even shockingly low, perhaps this explains why they are not being discussed by CNN, MSNBC, CBS, ABC, NBC, Vox, the Washington Post, the New York Times, Snopes, the Huffington Post, etc., etc.

AGE -------- COVID-19 DEATHS AS PERCENTAGE OF ALL DEATHS
00-14 ------- 0.08% (or 12.5 times lower than 1%)
15-24 ------- 0.38% (or 2.6 times lower than 1%)
25-34 ------- 1.58%
35-44 ------- 2.70%
45-54 ------- 3.83%
55-64 ------- 3.77%
65-74 ------- 4.17%
75-84 ------- 4.19%
85+ --------- 3.54%

If you check the CDC report, you’ll see that I rounded up in every single case, and that I even assumed a slightly higher number of deaths among ages 00-14 in calculating the percentage for that age group. Even with that inflated assumption, the percentage of deaths among ages 00-14 that have been caused by COVID-19 comes to only 0.08%, as of this morning. In other words, 99.92% of the deaths in this age group have resulted from other causes, not from COVID-19.

So is COVID-19 really "a leading cause of death" in the U.S.? It is not even one of the top five causes of death in the U.S., which are as follows:

160,000 --- chronic lower respiratory diseases
169,000 –-- accidents
250,000 --- medical errors
590,000 --- cancer
640,000 --- heart disease

In Sweden, which has followed a very moderate, targeted approach to dealing with COVID-19, the overall death rate is 0.02143% (2,192 deaths out of 10.23 million people). If you applied that percentage to the U.S. population, that would equal 70,290 deaths, not even close to matching the number of Americans who die from chronic lower respiratory diseases each year.

Here is an excellent briefing by two ER doctors on the case for ending the lockdown:



Here is the CDC report on provisional deaths in the U.S. from which the above percentages were derived:

Looking at the CDC numbers, I found that for the week ending 4/4, COVID-19 caused 7,586 deaths, while all other causes were 62,131 deaths. That makes COVID-19 over 12% of all deaths for that week. The following week ending 4/11, COVID-19 caused 10,610 deaths, all other causes were 60,783. That put COVID-19 over 17% of all deaths. The week ending 4/18, COVID-19 caused 5,864 while all other causes were 40,060. That put COVID-19 at over 14% of all deaths.

In other words, looking at the time from the beginning of February until the end of March, no, COVID-19 was not a leading cause of death. However, looking at more recent weeks, yes, it certainly does appear to have been a leading cause of death. As always, how you read the statistics can radically change the interpretation.
 

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Here is a COVID-19 statistic that we never hear about: COVID-19 deaths as a percentage of all deaths (deaths from all causes) by age group. This is an important statistic because recently some news outlets have claimed that COVID-19 is now a leading cause of death in the U.S. So it would be instructive and revealing to see what percentage of each age group’s total deaths are being caused by COVID-19. These percentages are based on the numbers in this morning’s CDC report on provisional deaths in the U.S.

If you find the percentages surprisingly low, or even shockingly low, perhaps this explains why they are not being discussed by CNN, MSNBC, CBS, ABC, NBC, Vox, the Washington Post, the New York Times, Snopes, the Huffington Post, etc., etc.

AGE -------- COVID-19 DEATHS AS PERCENTAGE OF ALL DEATHS
00-14 ------- 0.08% (or 12.5 times lower than 1%)
15-24 ------- 0.38% (or 2.6 times lower than 1%)
25-34 ------- 1.58%
35-44 ------- 2.70%
45-54 ------- 3.83%
55-64 ------- 3.77%
65-74 ------- 4.17%
75-84 ------- 4.19%
85+ --------- 3.54%

If you check the CDC report, you’ll see that I rounded up in every single case, and that I even assumed a slightly higher number of deaths among ages 00-14 in calculating the percentage for that age group. Even with that inflated assumption, the percentage of deaths among ages 00-14 that have been caused by COVID-19 comes to only 0.08%, as of this morning. In other words, 99.92% of the deaths in this age group have resulted from other causes, not from COVID-19.

So is COVID-19 really "a leading cause of death" in the U.S.? It is not even one of the top five causes of death in the U.S., which are as follows:

160,000 --- chronic lower respiratory diseases
169,000 –-- accidents
250,000 --- medical errors
590,000 --- cancer
640,000 --- heart disease

In Sweden, which has followed a very moderate, targeted approach to dealing with COVID-19, the overall death rate is 0.02143% (2,192 deaths out of 10.23 million people). If you applied that percentage to the U.S. population, that would equal 70,290 deaths, not even close to matching the number of Americans who die from chronic lower respiratory diseases each year.

Here is an excellent briefing by two ER doctors on the case for ending the lockdown:



Here is the CDC report on provisional deaths in the U.S. from which the above percentages were derived:

while i do agree with the #'s the counter point you must consider is -

none of those other ones are contagious.

while i go along with "life is a risk" because it is, to compare a highly contagious disease to cancer? well billions has been poured into cancer research and will continue to be. accidents? how does this really compare with something you're simply trying to contain?
 

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Here is a COVID-19 statistic that we never hear about: COVID-19 deaths as a percentage of all deaths (deaths from all causes) by age group. This is an important statistic because recently some news outlets have claimed that COVID-19 is now a leading cause of death in the U.S. So it would be instructive and revealing to see what percentage of each age group’s total deaths are being caused by COVID-19. These percentages are based on the numbers in this morning’s CDC report on provisional deaths in the U.S.

If you find the percentages surprisingly low, or even shockingly low, perhaps this explains why they are not being discussed by CNN, MSNBC, CBS, ABC, NBC, Vox, the Washington Post, the New York Times, Snopes, the Huffington Post, etc., etc.

AGE -------- COVID-19 DEATHS AS PERCENTAGE OF ALL DEATHS
00-14 ------- 0.08% (or 12.5 times lower than 1%)
15-24 ------- 0.38% (or 2.6 times lower than 1%)
25-34 ------- 1.58%
35-44 ------- 2.70%
45-54 ------- 3.83%
55-64 ------- 3.77%
65-74 ------- 4.17%
75-84 ------- 4.19%
85+ --------- 3.54%

If you check the CDC report, you’ll see that I rounded up in every single case, and that I even assumed a slightly higher number of deaths among ages 00-14 in calculating the percentage for that age group. Even with that inflated assumption, the percentage of deaths among ages 00-14 that have been caused by COVID-19 comes to only 0.08%, as of this morning. In other words, 99.92% of the deaths in this age group have resulted from other causes, not from COVID-19.

So is COVID-19 really "a leading cause of death" in the U.S.? It is not even one of the top five causes of death in the U.S., which are as follows:

160,000 --- chronic lower respiratory diseases
169,000 –-- accidents
250,000 --- medical errors
590,000 --- cancer
640,000 --- heart disease

In Sweden, which has followed a very moderate, targeted approach to dealing with COVID-19, the overall death rate is 0.02143% (2,192 deaths out of 10.23 million people). If you applied that percentage to the U.S. population, that would equal 70,290 deaths, not even close to matching the number of Americans who die from chronic lower respiratory diseases each year.

Here is an excellent briefing by two ER doctors on the case for ending the lockdown:



Here is the CDC report on provisional deaths in the U.S. from which the above percentages were derived:

while i do agree with the #'s the counter point you must consider is -

none of those other ones are contagious.

while i go along with "life is a risk" because it is, to compare a highly contagious disease to cancer? well billions has been poured into cancer research and will continue to be. accidents? how does this really compare with something you're simply trying to contain?
The common cold is contagious too so is the flu so using your method we stay locked down forever to better mankind.

Either you agree with this or admit that you are wrong
 

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Here is a COVID-19 statistic that we never hear about: COVID-19 deaths as a percentage of all deaths (deaths from all causes) by age group. This is an important statistic because recently some news outlets have claimed that COVID-19 is now a leading cause of death in the U.S. So it would be instructive and revealing to see what percentage of each age group’s total deaths are being caused by COVID-19. These percentages are based on the numbers in this morning’s CDC report on provisional deaths in the U.S.

If you find the percentages surprisingly low, or even shockingly low, perhaps this explains why they are not being discussed by CNN, MSNBC, CBS, ABC, NBC, Vox, the Washington Post, the New York Times, Snopes, the Huffington Post, etc., etc.

AGE -------- COVID-19 DEATHS AS PERCENTAGE OF ALL DEATHS
00-14 ------- 0.08% (or 12.5 times lower than 1%)
15-24 ------- 0.38% (or 2.6 times lower than 1%)
25-34 ------- 1.58%
35-44 ------- 2.70%
45-54 ------- 3.83%
55-64 ------- 3.77%
65-74 ------- 4.17%
75-84 ------- 4.19%
85+ --------- 3.54%

If you check the CDC report, you’ll see that I rounded up in every single case, and that I even assumed a slightly higher number of deaths among ages 00-14 in calculating the percentage for that age group. Even with that inflated assumption, the percentage of deaths among ages 00-14 that have been caused by COVID-19 comes to only 0.08%, as of this morning. In other words, 99.92% of the deaths in this age group have resulted from other causes, not from COVID-19.

So is COVID-19 really "a leading cause of death" in the U.S.? It is not even one of the top five causes of death in the U.S., which are as follows:

160,000 --- chronic lower respiratory diseases
169,000 –-- accidents
250,000 --- medical errors
590,000 --- cancer
640,000 --- heart disease

In Sweden, which has followed a very moderate, targeted approach to dealing with COVID-19, the overall death rate is 0.02143% (2,192 deaths out of 10.23 million people). If you applied that percentage to the U.S. population, that would equal 70,290 deaths, not even close to matching the number of Americans who die from chronic lower respiratory diseases each year.

Here is an excellent briefing by two ER doctors on the case for ending the lockdown:



Here is the CDC report on provisional deaths in the U.S. from which the above percentages were derived:

while i do agree with the #'s the counter point you must consider is -

none of those other ones are contagious.

while i go along with "life is a risk" because it is, to compare a highly contagious disease to cancer? well billions has been poured into cancer research and will continue to be. accidents? how does this really compare with something you're simply trying to contain?
The common cold is contagious too so is the flu so using your method we stay locked down forever to better mankind.

Either you agree with this or admit that you are wrong
the common cold isn't likely to kill you.
flu - not so much so those are the "apples to apples" #'s i'd be looking at.

the rest are just bulletpoints that makes people go WOW THAT'S A LOT but are meaningless to the point.

look, i want this shit over too. i would much rather go out and face life than shit at home crying BOOGIE MAN STAY AWAY; but the comparisons that don't help the cause, i'm going to say.
 

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Here is a COVID-19 statistic that we never hear about: COVID-19 deaths as a percentage of all deaths (deaths from all causes) by age group. This is an important statistic because recently some news outlets have claimed that COVID-19 is now a leading cause of death in the U.S. So it would be instructive and revealing to see what percentage of each age group’s total deaths are being caused by COVID-19. These percentages are based on the numbers in this morning’s CDC report on provisional deaths in the U.S.

If you find the percentages surprisingly low, or even shockingly low, perhaps this explains why they are not being discussed by CNN, MSNBC, CBS, ABC, NBC, Vox, the Washington Post, the New York Times, Snopes, the Huffington Post, etc., etc.

AGE -------- COVID-19 DEATHS AS PERCENTAGE OF ALL DEATHS
00-14 ------- 0.08% (or 12.5 times lower than 1%)
15-24 ------- 0.38% (or 2.6 times lower than 1%)
25-34 ------- 1.58%
35-44 ------- 2.70%
45-54 ------- 3.83%
55-64 ------- 3.77%
65-74 ------- 4.17%
75-84 ------- 4.19%
85+ --------- 3.54%

If you check the CDC report, you’ll see that I rounded up in every single case, and that I even assumed a slightly higher number of deaths among ages 00-14 in calculating the percentage for that age group. Even with that inflated assumption, the percentage of deaths among ages 00-14 that have been caused by COVID-19 comes to only 0.08%, as of this morning. In other words, 99.92% of the deaths in this age group have resulted from other causes, not from COVID-19.

So is COVID-19 really "a leading cause of death" in the U.S.? It is not even one of the top five causes of death in the U.S., which are as follows:

160,000 --- chronic lower respiratory diseases
169,000 –-- accidents
250,000 --- medical errors
590,000 --- cancer
640,000 --- heart disease

In Sweden, which has followed a very moderate, targeted approach to dealing with COVID-19, the overall death rate is 0.02143% (2,192 deaths out of 10.23 million people). If you applied that percentage to the U.S. population, that would equal 70,290 deaths, not even close to matching the number of Americans who die from chronic lower respiratory diseases each year.

Here is an excellent briefing by two ER doctors on the case for ending the lockdown:



Here is the CDC report on provisional deaths in the U.S. from which the above percentages were derived:

while i do agree with the #'s the counter point you must consider is -

none of those other ones are contagious.

while i go along with "life is a risk" because it is, to compare a highly contagious disease to cancer? well billions has been poured into cancer research and will continue to be. accidents? how does this really compare with something you're simply trying to contain?
The common cold is contagious too so is the flu so using your method we stay locked down forever to better mankind.

Either you agree with this or admit that you are wrong
the common cold isn't likely to kill you.
flu - not so much so those are the "apples to apples" #'s i'd be looking at.

the rest are just bulletpoints that makes people go WOW THAT'S A LOT but are meaningless to the point.

look, i want this shit over too. i would much rather go out and face life than shit at home crying BOOGIE MAN STAY AWAY; but the comparisons that don't help the cause, i'm going to say.
Actually the common cold does kill the elderly every year and the flu killed 80,000 Americans in 2018.

So either you want America locked down forever or this strategy is wrong.

Remember viruses predate humans on the Earth and they will still be here long after we leave
 

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Here is a COVID-19 statistic that we never hear about: COVID-19 deaths as a percentage of all deaths (deaths from all causes) by age group. This is an important statistic because recently some news outlets have claimed that COVID-19 is now a leading cause of death in the U.S. So it would be instructive and revealing to see what percentage of each age group’s total deaths are being caused by COVID-19. These percentages are based on the numbers in this morning’s CDC report on provisional deaths in the U.S.

If you find the percentages surprisingly low, or even shockingly low, perhaps this explains why they are not being discussed by CNN, MSNBC, CBS, ABC, NBC, Vox, the Washington Post, the New York Times, Snopes, the Huffington Post, etc., etc.

AGE -------- COVID-19 DEATHS AS PERCENTAGE OF ALL DEATHS
00-14 ------- 0.08% (or 12.5 times lower than 1%)
15-24 ------- 0.38% (or 2.6 times lower than 1%)
25-34 ------- 1.58%
35-44 ------- 2.70%
45-54 ------- 3.83%
55-64 ------- 3.77%
65-74 ------- 4.17%
75-84 ------- 4.19%
85+ --------- 3.54%

If you check the CDC report, you’ll see that I rounded up in every single case, and that I even assumed a slightly higher number of deaths among ages 00-14 in calculating the percentage for that age group. Even with that inflated assumption, the percentage of deaths among ages 00-14 that have been caused by COVID-19 comes to only 0.08%, as of this morning. In other words, 99.92% of the deaths in this age group have resulted from other causes, not from COVID-19.

So is COVID-19 really "a leading cause of death" in the U.S.? It is not even one of the top five causes of death in the U.S., which are as follows:

160,000 --- chronic lower respiratory diseases
169,000 –-- accidents
250,000 --- medical errors
590,000 --- cancer
640,000 --- heart disease

In Sweden, which has followed a very moderate, targeted approach to dealing with COVID-19, the overall death rate is 0.02143% (2,192 deaths out of 10.23 million people). If you applied that percentage to the U.S. population, that would equal 70,290 deaths, not even close to matching the number of Americans who die from chronic lower respiratory diseases each year.

Here is an excellent briefing by two ER doctors on the case for ending the lockdown:



Here is the CDC report on provisional deaths in the U.S. from which the above percentages were derived:

while i do agree with the #'s the counter point you must consider is -

none of those other ones are contagious.

while i go along with "life is a risk" because it is, to compare a highly contagious disease to cancer? well billions has been poured into cancer research and will continue to be. accidents? how does this really compare with something you're simply trying to contain?
The common cold is contagious too so is the flu so using your method we stay locked down forever to better mankind.

Either you agree with this or admit that you are wrong
the common cold isn't likely to kill you.
flu - not so much so those are the "apples to apples" #'s i'd be looking at.

the rest are just bulletpoints that makes people go WOW THAT'S A LOT but are meaningless to the point.

look, i want this shit over too. i would much rather go out and face life than shit at home crying BOOGIE MAN STAY AWAY; but the comparisons that don't help the cause, i'm going to say.
Actually the common cold does kill the elderly every year and the flu killed 80,000 Americans in 2018.

So either you want America locked down forever or this strategy is wrong.

Remember viruses predate humans on the Earth and they will still be here long after we leave
There are flu vaccines, however. And the flu is a known danger. This coronavirus is new, with no vaccine, and no good treatment yet (although many are being tested). In addition, COVID-19 hasn't been killing people for as long as a flu season, let alone for an entire year (that is known). Another point to consider is that COVID-19 has different effects on people who don't die than the flu. Finally, as I understand it, people with the flu are generally contagious while symptomatic, while people with COVID-19 appear to be contagious while asymptomatic.

There are certainly similarities to compare/contrast, but there are important differences between this coronavirus and the flu, as well.
 

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Here is a COVID-19 statistic that we never hear about: COVID-19 deaths as a percentage of all deaths (deaths from all causes) by age group. This is an important statistic because recently some news outlets have claimed that COVID-19 is now a leading cause of death in the U.S. So it would be instructive and revealing to see what percentage of each age group’s total deaths are being caused by COVID-19. These percentages are based on the numbers in this morning’s CDC report on provisional deaths in the U.S.

If you find the percentages surprisingly low, or even shockingly low, perhaps this explains why they are not being discussed by CNN, MSNBC, CBS, ABC, NBC, Vox, the Washington Post, the New York Times, Snopes, the Huffington Post, etc., etc.

AGE -------- COVID-19 DEATHS AS PERCENTAGE OF ALL DEATHS
00-14 ------- 0.08% (or 12.5 times lower than 1%)
15-24 ------- 0.38% (or 2.6 times lower than 1%)
25-34 ------- 1.58%
35-44 ------- 2.70%
45-54 ------- 3.83%
55-64 ------- 3.77%
65-74 ------- 4.17%
75-84 ------- 4.19%
85+ --------- 3.54%

If you check the CDC report, you’ll see that I rounded up in every single case, and that I even assumed a slightly higher number of deaths among ages 00-14 in calculating the percentage for that age group. Even with that inflated assumption, the percentage of deaths among ages 00-14 that have been caused by COVID-19 comes to only 0.08%, as of this morning. In other words, 99.92% of the deaths in this age group have resulted from other causes, not from COVID-19.

So is COVID-19 really "a leading cause of death" in the U.S.? It is not even one of the top five causes of death in the U.S., which are as follows:

160,000 --- chronic lower respiratory diseases
169,000 –-- accidents
250,000 --- medical errors
590,000 --- cancer
640,000 --- heart disease

In Sweden, which has followed a very moderate, targeted approach to dealing with COVID-19, the overall death rate is 0.02143% (2,192 deaths out of 10.23 million people). If you applied that percentage to the U.S. population, that would equal 70,290 deaths, not even close to matching the number of Americans who die from chronic lower respiratory diseases each year.

Here is an excellent briefing by two ER doctors on the case for ending the lockdown:



Here is the CDC report on provisional deaths in the U.S. from which the above percentages were derived:

while i do agree with the #'s the counter point you must consider is -

none of those other ones are contagious.

while i go along with "life is a risk" because it is, to compare a highly contagious disease to cancer? well billions has been poured into cancer research and will continue to be. accidents? how does this really compare with something you're simply trying to contain?
The common cold is contagious too so is the flu so using your method we stay locked down forever to better mankind.

Either you agree with this or admit that you are wrong
the common cold isn't likely to kill you.
flu - not so much so those are the "apples to apples" #'s i'd be looking at.

the rest are just bulletpoints that makes people go WOW THAT'S A LOT but are meaningless to the point.

look, i want this shit over too. i would much rather go out and face life than shit at home crying BOOGIE MAN STAY AWAY; but the comparisons that don't help the cause, i'm going to say.
Actually the common cold does kill the elderly every year and the flu killed 80,000 Americans in 2018.

So either you want America locked down forever or this strategy is wrong.

Remember viruses predate humans on the Earth and they will still be here long after we leave
i am not very often a binary person. the answer i've found is usually somewhere between the 2 screaming extremes.
 

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Here is a COVID-19 statistic that we never hear about: COVID-19 deaths as a percentage of all deaths (deaths from all causes) by age group. This is an important statistic because recently some news outlets have claimed that COVID-19 is now a leading cause of death in the U.S. So it would be instructive and revealing to see what percentage of each age group’s total deaths are being caused by COVID-19. These percentages are based on the numbers in this morning’s CDC report on provisional deaths in the U.S.

If you find the percentages surprisingly low, or even shockingly low, perhaps this explains why they are not being discussed by CNN, MSNBC, CBS, ABC, NBC, Vox, the Washington Post, the New York Times, Snopes, the Huffington Post, etc., etc.

AGE -------- COVID-19 DEATHS AS PERCENTAGE OF ALL DEATHS
00-14 ------- 0.08% (or 12.5 times lower than 1%)
15-24 ------- 0.38% (or 2.6 times lower than 1%)
25-34 ------- 1.58%
35-44 ------- 2.70%
45-54 ------- 3.83%
55-64 ------- 3.77%
65-74 ------- 4.17%
75-84 ------- 4.19%
85+ --------- 3.54%

If you check the CDC report, you’ll see that I rounded up in every single case, and that I even assumed a slightly higher number of deaths among ages 00-14 in calculating the percentage for that age group. Even with that inflated assumption, the percentage of deaths among ages 00-14 that have been caused by COVID-19 comes to only 0.08%, as of this morning. In other words, 99.92% of the deaths in this age group have resulted from other causes, not from COVID-19.

So is COVID-19 really "a leading cause of death" in the U.S.? It is not even one of the top five causes of death in the U.S., which are as follows:

160,000 --- chronic lower respiratory diseases
169,000 –-- accidents
250,000 --- medical errors
590,000 --- cancer
640,000 --- heart disease

In Sweden, which has followed a very moderate, targeted approach to dealing with COVID-19, the overall death rate is 0.02143% (2,192 deaths out of 10.23 million people). If you applied that percentage to the U.S. population, that would equal 70,290 deaths, not even close to matching the number of Americans who die from chronic lower respiratory diseases each year.

Here is an excellent briefing by two ER doctors on the case for ending the lockdown:



Here is the CDC report on provisional deaths in the U.S. from which the above percentages were derived:

while i do agree with the #'s the counter point you must consider is -

none of those other ones are contagious.

while i go along with "life is a risk" because it is, to compare a highly contagious disease to cancer? well billions has been poured into cancer research and will continue to be. accidents? how does this really compare with something you're simply trying to contain?
The common cold is contagious too so is the flu so using your method we stay locked down forever to better mankind.

Either you agree with this or admit that you are wrong
the common cold isn't likely to kill you.
flu - not so much so those are the "apples to apples" #'s i'd be looking at.

the rest are just bulletpoints that makes people go WOW THAT'S A LOT but are meaningless to the point.

look, i want this shit over too. i would much rather go out and face life than shit at home crying BOOGIE MAN STAY AWAY; but the comparisons that don't help the cause, i'm going to say.
Actually the common cold does kill the elderly every year and the flu killed 80,000 Americans in 2018.

So either you want America locked down forever or this strategy is wrong.

Remember viruses predate humans on the Earth and they will still be here long after we leave
There are flu vaccines, however. And the flu is a known danger. This coronavirus is new, with no vaccine, and no good treatment yet (although many are being tested). In addition, COVID-19 hasn't been killing people for as long as a flu season, let alone for an entire year (that is known). Another point to consider is that COVID-19 has different effects on people who don't die than the flu. Finally, as I understand it, people with the flu are generally contagious while symptomatic, while people with COVID-19 appear to be contagious while asymptomatic.

There are certainly similarities to compare/contrast, but there are important differences between this coronavirus and the flu, as well.
LOL the people who get the flu vaccine have a higher incidence of getting the flu than those who do not get it and are also only protected against last years strain...................

So there is no effective flu vaccine, if it were effective it would be mandatory to get it, but they can not mandate that more people get the flu

Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
 

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Here is a COVID-19 statistic that we never hear about: COVID-19 deaths as a percentage of all deaths (deaths from all causes) by age group. This is an important statistic because recently some news outlets have claimed that COVID-19 is now a leading cause of death in the U.S. So it would be instructive and revealing to see what percentage of each age group’s total deaths are being caused by COVID-19. These percentages are based on the numbers in this morning’s CDC report on provisional deaths in the U.S.

If you find the percentages surprisingly low, or even shockingly low, perhaps this explains why they are not being discussed by CNN, MSNBC, CBS, ABC, NBC, Vox, the Washington Post, the New York Times, Snopes, the Huffington Post, etc., etc.

AGE -------- COVID-19 DEATHS AS PERCENTAGE OF ALL DEATHS
00-14 ------- 0.08% (or 12.5 times lower than 1%)
15-24 ------- 0.38% (or 2.6 times lower than 1%)
25-34 ------- 1.58%
35-44 ------- 2.70%
45-54 ------- 3.83%
55-64 ------- 3.77%
65-74 ------- 4.17%
75-84 ------- 4.19%
85+ --------- 3.54%

If you check the CDC report, you’ll see that I rounded up in every single case, and that I even assumed a slightly higher number of deaths among ages 00-14 in calculating the percentage for that age group. Even with that inflated assumption, the percentage of deaths among ages 00-14 that have been caused by COVID-19 comes to only 0.08%, as of this morning. In other words, 99.92% of the deaths in this age group have resulted from other causes, not from COVID-19.

So is COVID-19 really "a leading cause of death" in the U.S.? It is not even one of the top five causes of death in the U.S., which are as follows:

160,000 --- chronic lower respiratory diseases
169,000 –-- accidents
250,000 --- medical errors
590,000 --- cancer
640,000 --- heart disease

In Sweden, which has followed a very moderate, targeted approach to dealing with COVID-19, the overall death rate is 0.02143% (2,192 deaths out of 10.23 million people). If you applied that percentage to the U.S. population, that would equal 70,290 deaths, not even close to matching the number of Americans who die from chronic lower respiratory diseases each year.

Here is an excellent briefing by two ER doctors on the case for ending the lockdown:



Here is the CDC report on provisional deaths in the U.S. from which the above percentages were derived:

while i do agree with the #'s the counter point you must consider is -

none of those other ones are contagious.

while i go along with "life is a risk" because it is, to compare a highly contagious disease to cancer? well billions has been poured into cancer research and will continue to be. accidents? how does this really compare with something you're simply trying to contain?
The common cold is contagious too so is the flu so using your method we stay locked down forever to better mankind.

Either you agree with this or admit that you are wrong
the common cold isn't likely to kill you.
flu - not so much so those are the "apples to apples" #'s i'd be looking at.

the rest are just bulletpoints that makes people go WOW THAT'S A LOT but are meaningless to the point.

look, i want this shit over too. i would much rather go out and face life than shit at home crying BOOGIE MAN STAY AWAY; but the comparisons that don't help the cause, i'm going to say.
Actually the common cold does kill the elderly every year and the flu killed 80,000 Americans in 2018.

So either you want America locked down forever or this strategy is wrong.

Remember viruses predate humans on the Earth and they will still be here long after we leave
i am not very often a binary person. the answer i've found is usually somewhere between the 2 screaming extremes.
The old will die whether the USA is on lockdown or not......................

Just accept this and move on
 

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