Death By The Numbers as of June 9, 2020
By Kevin J.P. Craib, Jonathan Craib, B.A., and Michael Patrick, Ph.D.
Every death is felt and weighed one person, one family at a time. We must also consider what each death costs us in the process. Was the Covid-19 panic and stampede worth the shattering and destabilizing price that our families and our society have paid and are still paying?
Consider the wider perspective that is present in the hard numbers and outcomes. The numbers reveal the outrageous lengths that some advocates have gone to in spinning a story that justifies what they have done.
Here are the latest confirmed facts.
As of this week (June 9, 2020) The CDC now estimates COVID 19 mortality rate is 0.4%, dramatically lower than we were previously led to believe. Voices with data and experience that were contrary to the approved narrative were quashed.
You may wonder, did we find it necessary to collapse much of our prospering society and create widespread chaos for any of the following reasons?
The top 10 causes of death (24 May 2018).
• Of the 56.9 million deaths worldwide in 2016, more than half (54%) were due to the top 10 causes.
- Ischaemic heart disease and stroke are the world’s biggest killers, accounting for a combined 15.2 million deaths in 2016. These diseases have remained the leading causes of death globally in the last 15 years.
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease claimed 3.0 million lives in 2016, while lung cancer (along with trachea and bronchus cancers) caused 1.7 million deaths.
- Diabetes killed 1.6 million people in 2016, up from less than 1 million in 2000.
- Deaths due to dementias more than doubled between 2000 and 2016, making it the 5th leading cause of global deaths in 2016 compared to 14th in 2000.
- Lower respiratory infections remained the most deadly communicable disease, causing 3.0 million deaths worldwide in 2016.
- The death rate from diarrhoeal diseases decreased by almost 1 million between 2000 and 2016, but still caused 1.4 million deaths in 2016.
- Similarly, the number of tuberculosis deaths decreased during the same period, but is still among the top 10 causes with a death toll of 1.3 million.
- HIV/AIDS is no longer among the world’s top 10 causes of death, having killed 1.0 million people in 2016 compared with 1.5 million in 2000.
- Road injuries killed 1.4 million people in 2016, about three-quarters (74%) of whom were men and boys.
My respect and deep appreciation to my partner in these articles, research scholar, epidemiologist and statistician, Dr. Kevin J.P. Craib, and his assistant Jonathan Edward Joseph Craib, B.A. for their tireless work in asking questions, digging up and assembling hard data. He has endeavored to put developments in the most meaningful context in light of extreme policies allegedly built on data.
Additional sources: https://www.wcnc.com/article/news/health/coronavirus/data-cdc-estimates- covid-19-mortality-rate/275-fc43f37f-6764-45e3-b615-123459f0082b