Millions of Americans are already out of work due to COVID panic shutdowns, and COVID alarmists want that number to increase that number sharply.
There have been 68 COVID-19 deaths in the US, and almost half of them were at one nursing home in Washington.
Compare this to the 12,000 to 30,000 flu deaths which had already occurred in the US by February 1.
Flu season is hitting its stride right now in the US. So far, the CDC has estimated (based on weekly influenza surveillance data) that at least 12,000 people have died from influenza between Oct. 1, 2019 through Feb. 1, 2020, and the number of deaths may be as high as 30,000.
There have been 7,000 COVID-19 deaths globally, compared to far more flu deaths.
Globally, the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that the flu kills 290,000 to 650,000 people per year.
COVID alarmists make these claims :
- COVID-19 is much more transmissible than flu
- Death rates are much higher than flu
- COVID-19 will overwhelm medical services
- Most COVID carriers are asymptomatic
The total number of deaths should be proportional to the transmissibility and death rates, yet the total number of global deaths from flu is 40-100X higher. You can’t have higher transmissibility and death rates, and come up with a much lower total number of deaths. The mathematics don’t work.
Every single one of the 12,000-30,000 flu deaths in the US this year has involved a person becoming critically ill before they died. Why didn’t that large number of critically ill flu patients, or the comparable number of automobile accident deaths overwhelm the system?
Crashing the economy would put millions of people on the street with no shelter and no health care. How many people would die from that? How many tens of millions of people would be killed by a worldwide depression?
Something very seriously wrong is going on here.