Wednesday, April 29, 2020

COVID mortality less than the flu

According to the US CDC web site, 61,000 Americans died of the flu in the 2017-19 season (ie, 2 years ago). This year's total for COVID-19 is 55,258, as I write this. It might be more when you access the page.

You might also look for evidence that the lockdowns have done any good. You will not find it.

This SciAm article says that the CDC flu numbers are estimates. Okay, but it is also true that about 95% of the COVID-19 deaths have had other contributing causes. Hardly anyone has died from just the virus.

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