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A Graphic Demonstration of the Number of U.S. Deaths from Covid-19

Bear in mind that the deaths occurred over nearly two years’ time. During that time span the population increased by 2 million people.

Image: screen grab by author of https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/

My source of data was from Worldometers.info and from other sources including U.S. Census Bureau, UN, and others. Calculations that I did on my own came up with the exact same numbers that worldometers did.

Now let’s look at my graphical demonstration. I wanted to give my readers something almost tangible. Here each 0 represents one American person, chosen at random from the population. You’ll see on the bottom row that one zero was replaced by an X.
Pretend that this is a room full of 446 people, each but one represented by a 0. The X is the one person who died of Covid-19. Remember, the U.S. has had a very high death rate from covid because of mismanagement. Even so . . .

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One person is dead per 446 people. It’s no kind of slaughter.

The fact that the population of the United States increased during the covid pandemic is a big clue into how devastating it really wasn’t. Historically really bad epidemics or pandemics drastically reduced the population numbers. Specifically, I’m referring to the Spanish Flu and the Black Plague.

We’ve actually had a number of coronavirus epidemics in the past. What was different — more than the nature or deadliness of the bug — was that there wasn’t the instant media that everybody is plugged into. Not back then. Smartphones were only beginning to exist during the SARS and MERS epidemics.

Some of you say, “Yes, but.” And I get that. You had someone close die maybe. But in truth heart disease, for example, has been far deadlier and affected a larger percentage of the populace.

Here’s a quote, then I’ll give you the source:

CDC says about 659,000 people in the United States die from heart disease each year. For comparison, as I write this the CDC calculates since March 2020 that 722,212 people have died from COVID. A terrible number to be sure, but during that same time over a million have died from heart disease.

Source:

Take a breath and think for a few minutes, okay?
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Cui Bono. Who Got Richer During This Pandemic?

That’s right. And the media got richer. And government gained enormously in its power over the citizens, who became poorer to about the same degree as the rich got richer. That makes sense, but unhappy sense for most of us.

Countercurrents seem to be a great organization.

This is not my first article about covid. But I’m flogging this horse because I hope to wake up at least a few people who want to be awakened. The governments, media, and corporations took terrible advantage of just another coronavirus epidemic to subjugate the masses. These are not good times to be subjugated.

Humans have co-existed with coronaviruses since before we were even fully Homo sapiens. After the back and forth of dealing with an epidemic, where yes, people did die, though not ever in huge numbers — our bodies reached a truce. We incorporated the virus into our genome, or to the degree we didn’t, it may have stuck around to improve our gut biome or keep our immune systems on alert.

If you still want to freak out, freak out over cancer and heart disease.

That’s me winding down now.

Thanks for reading.
… Fred Ermlich

P.S. Please buy me a coffee. Pretty please? https://ko-fi.com/fredermlich

Oops. Need a display photo… hmm.

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

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Fred Ermlich

Fred Ermlich

Living in rural Panamá — non-extractive, non-capitalistic. Expat USA. Scientist, writer, researcher, teacher. STEM mentor +languages. Gargoylplex@protonmail.com