In April of 2020 as the Covid-19 hysteria approached its height I wrote an article called The Covid-19 Media project that established the risk of being infected with Covid-19 and contrasted that risk to the risk being promoted by the media, epidemiologists, politicians, and others who have an interest in the public perceiving the virus as being much more dangerous than it actually is. The article examines several stories representative of broader reporting at the time and identifies the tactics used to mislead the public and instances where assertions are completely false. The most effective component of risk exaggeration in these stories as well as others is the omission of who. Who is dying of the virus and who is at risk for complication is largely absent, ambiguous, or imprecise, implying the virus is a much greater threat to public safety than it actually is.
Below is a chart I compiled consisting of the latest data on covid-19 deaths and underlying conditions which will reinforce the conclusion I made in April of 2020 and even those made in March of 2020. Conclusions that are still not popular among the population, and not understood by those who take the position that the danger of Covid-19 has been grossly exaggerated. The data consists of the total number of Covid-19 deaths by age, and the presence of underlying medical conditions by age. This chart and the following explanations illustrate who is at risk, what proportion of the population covid-19 is a threat to, and makes the argument based on that data that covid-19 should not be considered a threat to public safety. I’m prefacing the material I created and conclusions I reached at the beginning of the shamdemic to what has been observed over the course of about a year and half.
September 15th 2021
Total Covid-19 Deaths: 667,000
Age Range Total Deaths(1) No Underlying Medical Condition Fatalities(2)
0 to 17 Years Old 439 1(3)
18 to 29 Years Old 3212 3
30 to 39 Years Old 9240 9
40 to 49 Years Old 23,501 94
50 to 64 Years Old(4) 110,689 1340
65 to 74 Years Old 147,568 7525
75 to 84 Years Old 176,763 26,514
85+ Years Old 187,342 54,329
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