Today we have roughly 170,000 deaths from Covids-19 in the USA. The overwhelming the number of these deaths were due to high risk patients. Almost none of the fatalities were children. That’s bad, I admit, but not nearly as bad as deaths from heart disease: 635,260. Cancer: 598,038. Covid’s isn’t even in the same ballpark and those other illnesses happen year after year and we nary bat an eye. Yet for COVID’s we are will to killing an economy and thus destroy the lives of 300-325M Americans.
Now contrast this 170K against the number of people who die every year, from all ages, from preventable mistakes in the hospital, estimated at 440K annually. Have you heard much said about that number? How does that compare to the number of preventable deaths caused by the police. That would be about 440,000 to about 50 and only about 5-6 annually qualify as an illegal homicide. Now hold that thought.
Lets say you were a space alien and you just landed in America. Then you saw what we are doing to our country over COVIDs, the rioting, crazy city councils, groups like ANTIFA and BLM, you might conclude there’s a whole lot of stupid in America. Dangerous levels of stupid. You might want to get right back in your space ship and leave before this place blows up and this is without even meeting Donald Trump or Joe Biden.
Yep. There is a whole lot of stupid. From the institutionalizing of junkies and criminals living on the streets to institutional racism passing as “diversity” in an academia dominated by “socialists.” That same academia which is producing the whole lot of stupid.
It is quite depressing.
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Off topic, but an interesting writing by Thomas Sowell at the Hoover Institute.
In today’s “Rules Are for Thee but Not for Me” column . . . . .
That’s bad, I admit, but not nearly as bad as deaths from heart disease: 635,260. Cancer: 598,038. Covid’s isn’t even in the same ballpark and those other illnesses happen year after year and we nary bat an eye. Yet for COVID’s we are will to killing an economy and thus destroy the lives of 300-325M Americans.
Cancer and heart disease are not contagious.
You know this. Why are you pretending not to?
Chris, my point by comparing the mortality rate of these diseases to COVIDs mortality is fair and I think you know it. I’m trying to illustrate how we react to the top deadly illnesses and to the great lengths people are willing to go for a relatively low mortality disease like COVID-19. I try to put things into perspective so we can properly allocate our finite resources where it will do the most good. Look at how much we are willing to do to mitigate the threat of COVID’s, we’ve devastated our national economy. The monetary loss in the last 6 months likely exceeds the sum of cancer and heart disease research spending for the last 20 years! When you stop to think about that, it’s shocking. Chris, if we fought WWII that poorly we would be speaking German.
Souza is a fool who just doesn’t get it. He is a shining example of the “whole lot of stupid.”
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