Remember when President Trump ended Obama’s “net neutrality” rule during his first month in office and we all died from it? Good times! I howled with laughter as a major Los Angeles radio hostess with an advanced case of Trump Derangement Syndrome told her audience that she was going to have to move to Europe because she can’t live without the internet.
And now that Trump flew to China and forced them to eat weird things like bat soup and fried civet cats, thereby causing coronavirus, close to 11 million Americans are going to die from the illness. Here is the proof that the supposed 3.8% death rate from coronavirus is just another lie – and the math is so easy to understand that you can check this for yourself.
The reason why coronavirus is supposedly several hundred percent more deadly than the seasonal flu is because they’re comparing different numbers.
First, let’s look at the annual flu statistics tracked by the CDC. For the 2019-2020 flu season, we’ve had 22,000 deaths and 222,552 flu cases confirmed by testing. If those were the only numbers we had to go on, the CDC would be telling us that seasonal flu has a kill rate of 10%, right?
That would be pretty scary, considering the fact that the fatality rate for the 1918 Spanish Flu outbreak was 2.5%. But they don’t calculate the percentage of flu fatalities based on actual confirmed, tested patients. They base it off the total number of estimated flu cases. (And they have to estimate the total number of cases because most people don’t even go to the doctor when they catch the flu.)
The estimated number of flu cases for this flu season is more than 36 million. Not confirmed – estimated. The fatality rate for seasonal flu is calculated based on the number of confirmed deaths divided by estimated cases, which results in a fatality rate of 0.1% for flu.
For the coronavirus, we supposedly have 6,668 deaths as of today worldwide and 173,316 cases confirmed by testing. That puts the fatality rate for coronavirus at around 3.8% — but only if you don’t calculate the fatality rate the same way as you do the flu.
What is the estimated number of coronavirus cases? We don’t know that number. That number does not exist. We do know that many people only suffer mild symptoms (if any) from coronavirus, so we simply do not have an accurate fatality rate for this bug. The equation is missing that third number (estimated cases) that we have for seasonal flu.
What are your own lying eyes telling you? Is this virus really 38 times deadlier than seasonal flu? Because that’s not what I’m seeing.
The average age of fatal coronavirus victims in Italy is 81. Worldwide, only one person under the age of 20 has died from this bug. That person was in the 10-19 age bracket and they were in dirty communist China where you can consider yourself lucky if the doctor has a spare towel to wipe the blood off the examining table before he asks you to take a seat on it.
Compare that to car crash fatalities in the US, if you’ll bear with me for a moment. In 2018, the most recent year that we have full numbers for, 36,560 Americans died in car crashes. That’s an average of 100 per day. Every year we have 2,000 American kids under the age of 16 who die in car crashes.
After at least two months of this virus floating around in America, we’ve had 69 deaths. One-third of those deaths were elderly people from the same unsanitary nursing home in Washington state. The only people that this new bug seems to be killing are the same people that are at high risk of dying from the flu every year.
If the national fake news media ran around covering every car crash in the US the way they’re covering coronavirus deaths, we’d all be scared to leave our own driveways.
The bottom line is that coronavirus is not a world-ending catastrophe. The panic over coronavirus is what’s making us all miserable right now. Maybe it will mutate at some point in the coming weeks and will become super deadly, but it sure isn’t looking that way right now. It may be spreading like wildfire and we just don’t know it because we are a more sanitary nation than some of the other places that are getting hammered by the bug.
Anyone who tells you that the fatality rate for coronavirus is 3 percent or higher is either lying or uninformed. It’s not that high. Break out your calculator and check the numbers for yourself. If you calculate flu and coronavirus the same way, dividing confirmed fatalities by cases confirmed by testing, it means that seasonal flu is 2.6 times deadlier than coronavirus. We’re being lied to. Gee, I wonder why?