Are we overreacting to Coronavirus?
The answer is hell yeah!
At this time, the United States is seeing what very well may be the peak in deaths from the latest human Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. The media reporting and governmental response to this viral outbreak are unprecedented.
But what is more concerning than the virus itself is our American collective response to it. It is no less than tragic.
If it is not seen for what it is, it very well may mean the end of the American experiment and will lead to new totalitarianism that will harm and persecute future generations.
Coronavirus is just an excuse; we went through this same hysteria with the Swine Flu epidemic of 1976 and again with the TEOTWAWKI of Y2K. And Avian Flu, and SARS and a dozen other crises.
Yes, follow commonsense practices for hygiene, take care of yourself. Seek medical help if necessary. Do NOT surrender to fear.
Fear is our biggest enemy.
If you wonder about which place is the Coronavirus on the list of what’s killed most people this year popular conservative radio host has the numbers.
Rush Limbaugh has the numbers to chew on to put this in context. In the first three months of this year, here is a list of worldwide deaths:
Coronavirus, 21,000 deaths, worldwide.
Seasonal flu, 113,000.
Traffic fatalities, 313, almost 314,000 deaths.
HIV/AIDS, 391,000 deaths.
Alcohol-related deaths, 581,000.
Smoking-related deaths, 1,162,000.
Cancer deaths, 1,909,000 deaths.
Deaths attributed to starvation, 2,382,000 deaths.
And death by abortion, 9,900,000.
In the first three months of this year, January 1 through March 25th.
We have to say 21,000 coronavirus deaths, and counting because as of the moment of writing we have 68, 423 and the number is expected to rise.
But still, these numbers are far from 2,382,000 which are deaths that are caused by starvation.
But let’s not forget that if this lockdown continues the numbers of people that will die from starvation will increase as well.
According to the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) International Agency for Research on Cancer, there were 9.6 million deaths from cancer in 2018. That works out to around 26,000 deaths a day worldwide.
The recent Presidential Medal of Freedom honoree Rush Limbaugh on Thursday floated the theory that deaths from coronavirus have been inflated so that governments could further “the policies they have put in place.”
Citing the latest record-breaking unemployment claims numbers at the top of his radio show, Limbaugh groused that the 10 million jobless claims filed over the past two weeks aren’t “enough for people like Bill Gates” and others who “want to shut down the entire country.”
After referencing recent White House modeling projecting between 100,000 and 240,000 U.S. deaths if the country adheres to current social-distancing guidelines, the right-wing talker then cited an article written by a pathologist to bolster the claim that governments could be fudging their numbers.
“Now, folks, don’t misunderstand, look, I’m not trying to stir anything up here,” Limbaugh insisted. “There’s all kinds of people speculating about things out there. I’m just giving you facts.”
As AAPS reported the CDC estimates that influenza-like illnesses and pneumonia accounted for on average 7.65% of total deaths during the 12th week of the year the last six years. For the 12th week of 2020, the CDC estimates that percentage as 8.15%, but part of the reason for the increase is a noticeable decrease in the deaths by all other causes. On average 55,000 Americans died in the 12th week of the last six years. During the 12th week of 2020, 40,000 Americans died. Who in the media is discussing this?
The numbers are here! Once again be careful but don’t panic.
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Natalie Dagenhardt is an American conservative writer who writes for Right Journalism! Natalie has described herself as a polemicist who likes to “stir up the pot,” and does not “pretend to be impartial or balanced, as broadcasters do,” drawing criticism from the left, and sometimes from the right. As a passionate journalist, she works relentlessly to uncover the corruption happening in Washington. She is a “constitutional conservative”.