By Roger Mitchell, Stevensville
On August 26, 2020, the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) had this to say about deaths in the US associated with the Covid-19 corona virus. The quote can be found in the Co-morbidities section about halfway down the page.
“For 6% of the deaths, COVID-19 was the only cause mentioned. For deaths with conditions or causes in addition to COVID-19, on average, there were 2.6 additional conditions or causes per death.” (https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/vsrr/covid_weekly/index.htm)
Don’t take my word for it, read it yourself.
According to the report, there were 161, 392 deaths from the week ending February 1, 2020 to August 22, 2020. Out of this number, 6%, or about 9, 684 died from corona exclusively. All the rest died from other causes with corona complications, but not from corona alone. About 80% of these were 65 years of age or older. An additional 12% were between the ages of 55-64, with the numbers steadily dropping as younger ages are computed. This simply verifies what was previously known—that Covid-19 is a viable threat to old people and little more than a nuisance to young adults and children.
Anyone who studies the chart can see that some co-morbidities weigh prominently in the numbers: heart disease, high blood pressure, respiratory disease, pneumonia, obesity, diabetes, etc. All of these are known killers or complicating factors by themselves, even without the corona virus, especially in elderly people. This leads to a logical deduction that many of these people probably would have died within a short time anyway even if they had NEVER contracted the virus.
In another chart (https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/68/wr/mm6826a5.htm), the CDC claims that the average number of deaths per day from all causes is about 8000. Since the first of the year 2020 to the present (240 days +/-), there have been 1, 920, 000 +/- deaths in the US. Of these, less than 10, 000 are attributed to the corona virus exclusively or about ½ of 1 per cent of the total. Out of the total number of Americans in the US (328, 000, 000 +/-), less than 10, 000 have died FROM the virus or about 1 out of every 33, 000 people. At this rate, Ravalli County would have had almost exactly 1.33 deaths FROM corona so far in 2020, while the state of Montana would have suffered the deaths of about 33 people.
Because of this we have destroyed the economy, ordered everyone to go inside their homes and shut the doors, created an anti-social environment by coercing people to stay distant from each other, fostered a belief that a scrap of cloth over our faces will keep us safe, triggered an unreasonable atmosphere of fear and terror within society, and allowed “officials” to exercise tyrannical control over our lives? Because of this?
Covid-19 is real. That is true and is not disputed. It does pose a danger to some people, but we need to keep our heads clear about this. It is not and never was the existential threat it was promoted to be. We need to stop treating it as if it were.