I read political advisor, conservative think tank, regular Fox contributor, and "facts" take on a whole new meaning. Although they're probably more valid than Hannity's.
Flu, deaths 12-61k depending on year, but let's not let CDC facts get in the way
Facts, diseases kill older people easier, duh.
Symptomatic Illnesses Deaths
Age group Estimate Estimate
18-49 yrs 14,428,065 2,803
50-64 yrs 13,237,932 6,751
65+ yrs 5,945,690 50,903
So just let everybody under 50 work, then they can catch it and take it to everybody over 50, doesn't matter if fewer of them die, but hey, those that survive will be getting their SS benefits! Unless there's a second term because big Red has been trying to kill that since it was created. But it not the work as much as it is play. Let's leave the bars open, restaurants can eat outside. Ever see the kitchen?? Everybody you may see has a mask on but NObody in the kitchen does.
So now the nursing home pandemic lesson is lessened, there's still 1000 dying a day. At least that's down from 2500. So April to April, 400,000? Only 7 times more than the flu on it's worst year in the last 20....... Unless everybody starts wearing a mask actually above their chins, they might cut 100k off that. But then there's next year.
Families have been created much later since the boomers, my dad was 62 when I was a senior [school age], many today are in their 50's with school age kids. Send them all back to school to spread it and let's look at even higher numbers by April. You don't have to be IN SCHOOL to learn. My grandkids will have 2 days a week on very irregular schedules in school, rest online like they finished last year. Send the free lunch money to those that need it. Damn, you know people actually get college degrees online. And you can even pay $50k a semester to do it, or $1200. Depends on what name you want on the scrolled paper.
Political agenda's [I didn't bring it up.....] are trying to save a few lives, and win a few votes in the meantime. But since the liar in chief has been so trustworthy I'm surprised he has an approval rating at all. I'm sure it must be the "right not to mask"ers, after all it must be in the constitution they have a right to get others sick. Meat processing plants running rampant, like any other plant where there's close contact, country has to work, people have to die, that's life, or death as it is. But where the F*** are the paper towels? At least we can wipe our arses now.
Good friend of this board is still fighting it, couldn't get out of bed for 3 weeks, then it killed his immune system so bad he got infections everywhere so spent 30 days on heavy antibio's, and he's 40's. And we all "know" the long term repercussions have yet to be finalized, silicosis of the lungs, enlarged hearts, clotting, everything is just peachy. And the miracle vaccine half the population of flat earthers won't take will only keep antibodies for how long, and is only how effective to begin with? And then, let's go again next year.
But in the end, it is just a bad cold. That's perspective. At least we're not Belgium or Spain......