Corona Virus Changing Ever-Changing Stats
One would think that the constant flow of statistics coming out of the Corona Virus pandemic would be helping people understand the true magnitude of the threat it poses. But I don’t think I’m the only one who observes the opposite to be true.
Every day for about the last month we can turn on our TV or log on to the Internet and find multiple outlets displaying the updated figures showing (in our example) the number of reported infections and the reported number of deaths in the U.S. . It’s only natural to try to divine the direction and severity of the epidemic in the United States and make comparisons with other countries (when their latest updates are posted side by side with ours).
But there’s one harmful assumption we’ve all been led to be morally correct, the assumption that ‘death is not allowable.’
Whoever started that well intentioned lie should be called back from the dead just to kill them again. Not only is death “allowed” for every living thing, it’s been the inevitable last necessity. Our own national death rate is about 2.3 million people every year. And among that total are people of all ages. But somehow we’ve incorporated another lie based on sentiment alone. That’s the false claim that someone can “deserve” to live but still be killed. It cannot be morally wrong, it’s only a probability, a mathematical fact. But it sounds wrong to say someone “probably should have lived.” But neither can anyone earn immortality, no one “deserves better than to die.” Deserving has nothing to do with what we get when death is the subject.
The point here is that we should be less focused on and less concerned with the death rate for this particular disease. As a species we have already reached the point where prolonging lives creates a population increase large enough to create concern over providing adequate sustenance for all the additional population. Over emphasis on the death rate of this disease is only for the sake of profit for the news media and Democrat politicians.
It is obvious that sensationalism maximizes profits for the news industry.
But the Democrats get not only profitable positions in government they gain in power and privilege because they always claim to better manage “emergencies” and “crises” and “ a lack of equality.”
Plus the greedy need for more uninformed (unwelcome and unwanted) “immigrants” to the voting rolls adds to both the political imbalance and the preexisting excess population. There is no legitimate benefit from having them here at all. The politicians pushing this idea are not on a mission to help anyone but themselves.
Millions of Americans have already had this disease without it affecting them. Hundreds of thousands more have experienced the effects with no more affect than that of having been infected with the familiar (but sometimes more deadly) influenza virus. This pandemic, so far, is not producing any crises other than that created by not anticipating the need for larger numbers of medical personnel and more medical facilities. That these same resources will lay unused between epidemics might be another unanticipated crisis, that of affordability.
As in so many cases in Nature: self defense is the best and least costly protection against COVID 19.