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.“
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.
The 1918-1919 pandemic had a peak mortality of age 28.
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.
Death rates for older people are hundreds of times higher for COVID-19 than for 18 to 29 years old.
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.
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.
Deaths in the northeast are increasing, and decreasing in the south.
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.
via Real Climate Science
October 3, 2021 by tonyheller