Cases Don’t Count; Deaths Do

The risk of death for the general population of school and working age is typically in the range of a daily car ride to work. __ Medium

Cases vs. Deaths

Numbers of cases have surged with expanded testing — and in regions where antifa and BLM held large riot-protests and instigated looting/burning parties. But since most of these cases are in young people, they are not amounting to very much. More herd immunity.

But the media is using higher case counts to argue for bringing back the total lockdown nightmare, with the massive economic hardship that lockdowns cause.

… the drum beat to halt the still far too tentative reopenings gets louder by the day. It should be resisted. The lockdowns were a mistake the first time around; to reimpose them would be disastrous for any remaining hope of restoring our economy. The damage that has been done to people’s livelihoods and future prosperity will continue to outweigh the damage done by the coronavirus. The only vaccine against poverty and resulting despair is a robust economy. __

Mortality and severe morbidity is what counts, not the number of cases — which if expanded among younger people will boost the population immunity against this particular virus.

A UPMC doctor on Wednesday said the number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 within UPMC is the lowest in many weeks, and people who test positive aren’t getting as sick.

Dr. Donald Yealy pointed out that is occurring even in the midst of Pennsylvania’s reopening and the ongoing social justice protests.

He suggested the country is focusing too much on rising COVID-19 case counts.

“We need to change our mindset and focus not exclusively on the number of cases, but on the severity of illness. We shouldn’t just be counting those who have a diagnosed infection,” Yealy said. “For the vast majority of people testing positive, their illness is mild, or they don’t even know they have any symptoms of COVID-19 infection.” __

Fewer infected people are dying from the virus than were dying two months ago. Perhaps medical personnel have developed more skill in choosing therapeutic choices for this new Chinese virus.

… the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ­esti­mated in May that the coronavirus kills about 0.26 percent of the people it infects, about 1 in 400 people. New estimates from Sweden suggest that only 1 in 10,000 people under 50 will die from the virus, compared to 1 in 14 of people over 80 and 1 in 6 of those over 90. __

Source: CDC

Nursing homes constitute only 11% of all COVID-19 cases even though they account for nearly half of all deaths, data show. __ Source

Meanwhile in Joe Biden’s America, millions are dying from COVID daily.Biden said Thursday “Now we have over 120 million dead from COVID.”

Listen to Joe Biden. You can definitely learn something . . .

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