The New York Times reports :

“Nearly 700,000 people in the U.S. have now died of Covid-19 — making this the deadliest pandemic in American history. A majority who died recently were in the South and unvaccinated. Many of the victims were also younger than before.

2:11 PM · Oct 1, 2021

U.S. Covid Death Toll Nears 700,000 Despite Availability of Vaccines – The New York Times

According to the CDC, at least 50 million people died in the 1918-1919 pandemic, which is an average death rate more than twenty times higher than COVID-19.

1918 Pandemic (H1N1 virus) | Pandemic Influenza (Flu) | CDC

The 1918-1919 pandemic had a peak mortality of age 28.

Age-Specific Mortality During the 1918 Influenza Pandemic: Unravelling the Mystery of High Young Adult Mortality

Fewer than four thousand people under age 30 have died from COVID-19 in the US, compared to hundreds of thousands in 19181-1919 pandemic.

CDC COVID Data Tracker

Death rates for older people are hundreds of times higher for COVID-19 than for 18 to 29 years old.

Risk for COVID-19 Infection, Hospitalization, and Death By Age Group | CDC

Pathogenic Responses among Young Adults during the 1918 Influenza Pandemic

The average age of death for COVID-19 is 79, the same as for all other causes. By contrast, the 1918-1919 pandemic shortened peoples lives by thirty or forty years.

Then the New York Times went on to show a death rate chart vs. vaccination rate “since June 16” which made it look like New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts and Rhode Island had low death rates,

All four states are in the top ten.

United States COVID: 44,490,897 Cases and 719,674 Deaths – Worldometer

So why did the New York Times pick a start date of June 16? The “delta” pandemic hit the south earlier than the Northeast. It peaked in the south six weeks ago, and is still on the upslope.

Have we flattened the curve in the US? – Johns Hopkins

Deaths in the northeast are increasing, and decreasing in the south.

Vermont COVID: 34,081 Cases and 321 Deaths – Worldometer

Mississippi COVID: 489,216 Cases and 9,646 Deaths – Worldometer

By cherry-picking the start date the New York Times is trying to make it look like vaccines work.

In 1918 they reported the flu was worse than the black death.

TimesMachine: December 20, 1918 – NYTimes.com

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October 3, 2021 by tonyheller