Sunday, April 19, 2020

Horrific COVID-19 Deaths...

...oh sorry, these are pre-2020 COVID-19 panic simple flu deaths:

NBC News 2018:
A 10-year-old Connecticut boy died of flu. So did a 21-year-old bodybuilder, and 4-year-old Jonah Reiben of Dayton, Ohio.
These are not the usual sick and elderly people who die from influenza. But every year, flu carries away perfectly healthy young adults and children, and tens of thousands of people over 65.
How does flu kill, and why does it sometimes kill so quickly?
NBC News 2017:
 Flu killed 80,000 people this past season and put 900,000 into the hospital, making it the worst influenza season in decades, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday.
The numbers were shocking...“
"It’s high, but it’s consistent with what we had last season,” the CDC’s flu division director, Dr. Daniel Jernigan, told NBC News.

USA Today 2015:
Flu is now widespread in 46 states and has killed 26 children, health officials said today.
"This year is shaping up to be a bad one, particularly for people 65 and older," says Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Children younger than 5 are also at high risk of hospitalization, particularly babies under 6 months, who are too young to be vaccinated.
Flu is hitting the USA especially hard this year...
People should wash their hands frequently and cover their coughs, Frieden says. People who are sick should stay home and not go to work or school.
 FOX13 2013:
A 23-year-old woman in Thurston County recently died from complications related to the flu, county health officials said Wednesday.
“Healthy young woman, no risk factors, gets sick for a couple of days. She gets better, then all of a sudden gets worse again. Next thing you know she is gone,” said Thurston County health officer Dr. Diana Yu.
Remember any of these flu outbreaks?

Rember the mass shutdowns of the economy that occurred because of them?



  1. Such is the power of the media to manufacture panic out of nothing, by featuring the "virus" and tapping into primordial fears. Such a powerful lever, wouldn't it be used for political agendas?

  2. Great stuff RW. Sickness and death are part of the human condition and will likely never be conquered, especially not by gov't decrees destroying the economy. What this whole thing has taught me is that out of context data sets, particularly those involving deaths, are the key to making people scream to be tyrannized. I remember Trump being genuinely surprised by the amount of annual flu deaths back in early March. Yet, he played along with the fear monger theater for a while anyway.

  3. Some clown sneered at me the other day: "So, you're saying it's 'just the flu..'".
    So I said yeah, like "just lung cancer".

  4. Right, both unexceptional, everyday tragedies. How many businesses were forcibly closed into bankruptcy because of lung cancer? I remember governments keeping schools open while they were being remediated for asbestos.