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Old 04-03-2020, 02:52 AM
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Lets keep things in perspective

The following mortality statistics from www.worldometers.info are JUST from January 1st to April 2, 2020 (3 months)

Number of Deaths Worldwide

Coronavirus: 53,245

Seasonal flu: 123,943
Malaria: 250,043
Suicide: 273,359
Traffic fatalities: 344,111
HIV/AIDS: 428,530
Alcohol-related: 637,569
Smoking 1,274,363
Cancer: 2,093,607
Starvation: 2,851,375
Abortion: 10,835,257

Number of people RECOVERED from Coronavirus: 213,164 ( 80% )

Granted, by the website's own admission, these are estimated numbers using an advanced algorithm compiled from sources such as WHO, UNICEF, CDC, etc. However, many reputable sites use this information for their reporting.

This post is not to suggest that the Coronavirus is not a major health threat or shouldn't be taken seriously...but perhaps if folks took a look at the numbers of non-COVID-19 deaths they would stop freaking out and wearing rubber gloves to the goddamn grocery store. I mean, they dont look at the traffic fatalities and line the entire inside of their vehicle with NERF!!

As a healthcare professional I am on the very front lines of this threat. But I am more concerned about the total collapse of our economy than I am about this virus. I'd hate for our country to be so myopic about "flattening the curve" that we finally open our eyes to the 2nd Great Depression.
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