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Biorseth, Sunday, March 15, 2020
Yesterday, in our treatment of the Coronavirus scare, we noted that the global number of infected people was then 146,314, the death count was 5,442, and that made the fatality rate 3.7%.
Today, current infections stand at 162,674 and deaths at 6,069.
6,069 / 162,674 = 0.037, so the world's fatality rate remains 3.7%
However, that's not America's fatality rate. In America, we see:
60 / 3,083 = 0.019, so America's fatality rate is only 1.9%
We'll see if that holds up over time, but there is no reason to think it will not. The reason our fatality rate for the Coronavirus pandemic is lower than the world's fatality rate is that we have a better health care system than the rest of the world, and the reason it is better is that more of it is private and not government run. Medical professionals are better at practicing their profession when they are free to do so, and unrestrained by bureaucratic administration, administrators, rules and regulations.
Note well that this is nowhere near either the infection rate or the death rate involved in the H1N1 (Swine) flue American global pandemic. In that 2009 event, some 60,800,000 Americans were infected, 274,304 were hospitalized and 12,469 died. Much bigger numbers all around. One in five Americans were infected, but the mortality rate was only about two tenths of one percent. Still, the numbers were much higher than we're seeing now with the Coronavirus.
Comrade President Obama, peace be upon him, did declare a national emergency after the first thousand Americans had died. But, again, note that nothing was shut down, and the world went about it's business as normal, in the face of this widespread disease, in which everybody knew somebody that had it.
President Trump was wise to shut down transportation from China, Europe and infected nations, and that should have been enough, along with the good advice regarding self-quarantining and practices safe-guarding against infection.
There was and is no reason to shut down major events and terrorize the population into a hoarding and hiding in the closet survival mentality.
I see it as just another attempt by Marxocrats, Globalists, Never-Trumpers and other general all around anti-Americans to wreck the economy for political purposes.
The Coronavirus is, after all, another common cold virus.
I said it in yesterday's Coronavirus treament, but it bears repeating:
The only thing Truth has going for Him in this world is us.
The restoration of Truth = Reality in the hearts and minds of men is now totally dependent upon you and me; if we don't do it, it won't get done.
Sign the Letter to your Bishop, and make our Church Catholic again.
Get behind President Trump, and make America Constitutional again.
With fear and trembling, work out your salvation--Phil 2:12
Seek the Truth; Find the Way; Live the Life.
Please God, and Live Forever.
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