The infection rate is estimated 8x higher than reported. Therefore, you can take the “mortality” rate and give it a 1/8 slash. It’s around 0.3%, with an average age of 80 years old, with 2.6 comorbidities on average. 70% of those deaths in CT are nursing home and assisted living patients. These are all real stats you can look up.
Did you read the CDC site on “long term effects”? Or are you just reacting to the 1 in a million stories on TV and social? The most common symptoms are cold symptoms. And, if people weren’t breathing in masks all day and scared to death locked in their houses, maybe they’d be in better health to start? just a thought…
The media sensationalizes the “long hauler”. Meanwhile, this is what THE CDC says:
The most commonly reported long-term symptoms include:
Shortness of breath
Other reported long-term symptoms include:
Difficulty with thinking and concentration (sometimes referred to as “brain fog”)
Fast-beating or pounding heart (also known as heart palpitations)
Whether it’s 8x or 5x or even 2x, the infection rate is higher than reported, and thus the mortality rate is lower than reported. The overall point is COVID is sensationalized and the WORST CASE of every statistic and metric is GOSPEL truth, every worst case infection COULD BE YOU, and the fact that the majority of these deaths are 75 – 100 year olds living in nursing homes and assisted living facilities with 2.6 comorbidities (while sad) is not being propagated.
I’m not living my life in fear of an easily survivable virus. Even at reported numbers, without the addition of asymptomatic and unreported mild symptomatic infections adjusting down the mortality rates, this virus is WIDELY WIDELY survivable, with the likeliest of deaths occurring in already sick people in nursing homes. Not a big threat to the average person walking around, at any age group.
I care that nursing home patients are dying, absolutely. And any infection or flu like this would be devastating in those facilities, and are. Maybe people like Cuomo shouldn’t have sent positive patients back into those facilities?
Maybe Lamont shouldn’t have said, literally, the nursing homes are “on their own” back in March to need for PPE while the state built up it’s own stockpile? Maybe he could have actually isolated the most vulnerable, instead of schools and healthy people?
I’m not even telling you yet about how the “lockdowns” potentially made this epidemic WORSE. That’s a whole other discussion, but it starts with early epidemiological modeling that showed extreme lockdown measures, as taken by many Governors, actually causes a second spike and more infections, and with the timing of the second spike (pushed off to fall/winter more deadly season as opposed to a flattened curve infections over the spring/summer) more people probably died.
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