You are the man in your own mind, believe me it doesn't go any farther than that, except ole buck.
Small risks add up to huge impacts when applied to a large population. If 0.1% of flights ended in a deadly crash, that would mean roughly 45 deadly plane crashes in the US every day. If 45 jets fell out of the sky tomorrow, would you be complaining that they shut down the airlines despite 99.9% of flights being safe?Data matters. Facts matter.
0-19 years old - COVID survival rate: 99.997%
So why aren’t schools open full-time?
20-49 years old - COVID survival rate: 99.98%
But please, by all means, wear a mask everywhere you go.
50-69 years old - COVID survival rate: 99.5%
Age 70+ - COVID survival rate: 94.6%
WHAT THE HECK ARE WE DOING? Obviously, this is not really about a virus. Lockdowns or masks don’t work.
And that is the survival rate of those who get the virus. There are very obviously things out there which are much more deadly.... like driving your car down the freeway.
It's noteworthy that you chose the most dangerous state for driving and the lowest risk age group for Covid, and Covid is still more dangerous. Maybe that means something?Well 3 out every 10,000 people under the age 19 would contract the virus will die. On the other hand in Mississippi (the highest rate of traffic fatalities in the country) 2.2 people per 10,000 will die in traffic accidents. Do we shut down all the roads in Mississippi? And pretty much everyone drives or rides in a vehicle. Not everyone catches corona.
Is our year to date death toll in the US up 200,000 plus? That is really how the impact is measured is how many people that maybe wouldn’t have died have? A fair amount of these Covid deaths were terminally ill or on borrowed time health wise. In the end it basically boils down to life goes on. Viruses, wars, plagues and famines. Some will survive some will not. Nobody wants to be the not but sooner or later we all are.
Timber fellers and commercial fishermen are a small population of people who all choose that position. If every American workplace suddenly assumed the mortality rate of a commercial fishing boat, you can bet we'd shut it down until something changed.It means that in Mississippi driving is nearly as dangerous for young people as covid is. But we sure don't shut down driving to save all these people. For people under the age of 70 the death rate is somewhere between 3 and 5 people per 10,000. To figure the exact rate you would need to know the exact number in each age group. So for easy figuring lets say it is 4.4. That means covid is twice as dangerous as driving. We have shut down businesses, schools, and making everyone wear a mask because of covid. But people are still driving. I am certain there are things more dangerous than driving it was just an easy one to look up.
I fell timber for a living for 20 years. The on the job death rate back then was +/- 10 per 10,000 depending on the year. Commercial fishing was right there with timber falling. So both of those occupations were twice as deadly as the covid. People braved both of those jobs.
Data matters. Facts matter.
0-19 years old - COVID survival rate: 99.997%
0-19 years old - COVID survival rate: 99.997%Well 3 out every 10,000 people under the age 19 would contract the virus will die.
Many bring forth a problem, but few bring forth a solution.You got all the answers Buck so let’s have the solution.
The underlined part. Glad you mentioned it. It plays a huge part in the transmission (or lack of it) in many areas of the country. Simply because of our rural lifestyles, locations and work, we naturally are more 'socially distanced" and were even before the pandemic began.Here the statistics have remained pretty consistent. About 5% of those tested have a positive test. They have tested nearly 14% of the county's total population. And of course who is most likely to go get a test? Those people who feel they have symptoms or were exposed to it. So far there are zero hospitalizations from those who tested positive. Unfortunately there have been two deaths from it. A 84 year old woman and a 91 year old man. Both were in a nursing home and suffering from "underlying health issues". I feel good results come mainly from two things. This is a sparsely populated area where people naturally social distance. This is also a very outdoor population which I feel helps. The sun light provides vitamin D which helps to fight any virus. And ultra violet light helps to kill any virus. It certainly isn't from masks. Although some people appear to wear them regularly there is also a good portion of the population who don't wear them at all.