Coronavirus Numbers Don’t Add Up
The latest Coronavirus CDC data shows 17,229 fatalities attributed to Corona. It’s a frightening number for many, but let’s break it down and put it into perspective.
7,676 of those deaths had pneumonia, a common respiratory infection that kills approximately 49,157 Americans annually. Over 44% of the deaths attributed to corona are directly linked to a precondition that was already fairly lethal.
There are a whopping 3 deaths under 15 years of age and 510 deaths under 45. Approximately 190,000,000 Americans are under 45 which would put the current fatality statistic for Americans under 45 at 0.00000268% or 0.000268%.
The New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center in Manhattan implemented universal coronavrius screenings for pregnant patients. They found that approximately 15% of their patients already had the coronavirus and 88% of them showed no symptoms.
As the novel coronavirus spread in New York City, pregnant patients developed severe symptoms of the coronavirus only after they were admitted to our labor and delivery unit, exposing health-care providers to the virus. We rapidly instituted a universal screening policy.
This week, we published our findings after two weeks of universal screening at New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center. In our area, which includes upper Manhattan and the Bronx, about 15 percent of patients who came to us for delivery tested positive for the coronavirus, but around 88 percent of these women had no symptoms of infection. That means 13.5 percent of all our patients during this time were infected with the coronavirus but weren’t exhibiting symptoms.
Zero of the pregnant patients from the Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center have suffered serious medical problems even with over 15% infected.
Below are the Coronavirus death statistics from the CDC website on April 21, 2020:
A USC-LA County Study released on April 20th 2020 had preliminary results showing that approximately 4.1% of LA county adults already have the antibody for the coronavirus.
Based on results of the first round of testing, the research team estimates that approximately 4.1% of the county’s adult population has antibody to the virus. Adjusting this estimate for statistical margin of error implies about 2.8% to 5.6% of the county’s adult population has antibody to the virus- which translates to approximately 221,000 to 442,000 adults in the county who have had the infection. That estimate is 28 to 55 times higher than the 7,994 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported to the county by the time of the study in early April. The number of COVID-related deaths in the county has now surpassed 600….
According to the latest statistics the county of LA has had 617 deaths attributed to the coronavirus. Even if we use conservative estimates that only 2.8% or 221,000 LA county residents have been infected, with only 617 fatalities that puts the death percentage at 0.002791 or 0.2791.
Meanwhile Goldman Sachs analysts are estimating that U.S. total unemployment claims could reach 37 million by the end of May.
According to Yale professor and researcher M. Harvey Brenner:
“Employment is the essential element of social status and it establishes a person as a contributing member of society and also has very important implications for self-esteem,” said Brenner. “When that is taken away, people become susceptible to depression, cardiovascular disease, AIDS and many other illnesses that increase mortality.”
“This study raises the issue to a national level-a government policy setting level,” said Brenner. “The main findings illustrate trends in mortality in Europe and North America based on economic growth and employment rates. The lower the employment rate, the more damaging, and full employment equals lower mortality rates.”
The number of infected is severely under counted and the fatality numbers are over estimated. If we are truly concerned about saving lives then the economy must be opened up immediately.
So why is America really shut down? Politics.