The mainstream media has spent months hyping the dangers of COVID-19. But let’s take a quick look at some numbers, shall we?
For the record, the coronavirus COVID-19 has killed 0.058% of the U.S. population. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said last week that there have been 175,866 deaths “involving” COVID. Of those, 139,009 were 65 years old or older — 79% of the deaths. Add in Americans 55 to 64 years old and the elderly share of the fatalities rises to 91.7%.
The percentage of deaths that are 34 years old and younger — 0.99%.
To be clear, the virus is a danger — to older Americans and those with pre-existing conditions. The CDC said this month that 94% of people killed by the virus had other health conditions contribute to their death.
Here’s how the Associated Press — for months and months — described the virus: “For most people, the virus causes mild or