Yes, these are serious times; and yes, we should be taking whatever measures necessary to prevent the spread of the Covid19 illness. Yet, after conducting a very small amount of independent research, this reporter has come across some stats that seem to fly directly in the face of the mainstream media’s narrative. For instance, amidst all the panic and fear-mongerig that is taking place on every news station on television, have you heard anything about the actual statistic that literally 98% of Covid19 patients make a full and complete recovery?! That certainly doesn’t square with the panic-inducing, 24/7 media coverage that this “super pandemic” has somehow given rise to. Please, don’t misunderstand me. In no way am I denying the reality of Covid19, or the serious dangers it poses to certain more vulnerable populations – such as the very young, the elderly, and persons with pre-existing conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease, compromised immune systems, et cetera. Yet, I did a very simple Google search, using the search terms, “comparing Covid19 to the Flu”. Up came the illustrious John’s Hopkins website, which provided a comparison of the two illnesses, including stats on numbers of those infected over a given span, and numbers of deaths from the respective illnesses over a given span. Here’s what the website says about Infections and Deaths:
“COVID-19: Approximately 2,911,209 cases worldwide; 939,249 cases in the U.S. as of Apr. 26, 2020.*
“Flu: Estimated 1 billion cases worldwide; 9.3 million to 45 million cases in the U.S. per year.
“COVID-19: Approximately 203,432 deaths reported worldwide; 53,934 deaths in the U.S., as of Apr. 26, 2020.*
“Flu: 291,000 to 646,000 deaths worldwide; 12,000 to 61,000 deaths in the U.S. per year.”
Is it me, or do these numbers seem drastically out of proportion to what mainstream media has been reporting?!
Michael Matt of the Remnant has created a fantastic video on this very issue. I highly recommend that you watch and share this with all your family & friends.
Blessings in the United Hearts of Jesus and Mary!