Daily COVID case rates are tracked more closely than a school kid’s internal temperature as recorded by a forehead scanner which may or may not produce accurate information. People in America, as well as every other country that has a high enough average income to afford food every day and a new pair of sneakers twice a year, really care about how many people are infected with COVID at any given time.
Let’s not talk about COVID mortality rates, though. Those are too low to make good headlines. According to John Hopkins University, the United States has a 1.2% mortality rate for COVID-19. Italy has a 1.4%, the UK comes in at an even 1.0%, and France has just a 0.8% rate. That’s right; less than one percent of people in France who are infected with COVID-19 die from the disease.
But drastic measures continue to be taken to curb the spread of the disease, even though they cripple the economy and stunt the social development of children. Notice this happens more in developed countries, where switching from in-person to virtual learning or buying disposable face mask are actually legitimate options for the general populace.
Liberal policymakers say the drastic measures are necessary because these countries have the highest numbers of people dying from COVID-19. But, these countries also have the highest number of elderly people, thanks to stronger healthcare systems that contribute to increased longevity.
For example, the African continent accounts for only 4.1% of global COVID deaths, according to NewsMedical.net. But only 3% of the population is over age 65, and it’s well documented that COVID has proved most fatal to the elderly demographic. Africa’s population has a median age of 19.7 years, while the median age in the UK is 40.5. In the US, our median age is 38.5 years old.
Urban density is also a major contributing factor to COVID mortality. An article on NewsMedical.net reports 55% of the African population lives in rural areas. Furthermore, few people have forced air heating or cooling systems in their homes, and shared ventilation systems are additional factors that increase the transmissibility of COVID-19.
According to these stats, lowering the COVID mortality rate could be achieved by shortening the average human’s lifespan, giving up air conditioning, and moving out to the country. These things would also theoretically help reverse climate change, if it is indeed fueled by human activity, and probably save at least 300 endangered species from extinction.
Or, we could just target efforts to stop the spread of COVID in our country to the demographics most affected by it (elderly people living in cities), instead of the blanket approach we’ve been taking that doesn’t account for population density or age of people affected by the drastic measures. But nah – that would be too logical.
It’s pretty clear by now that statistics don’t really matter to supporters of the leftist agenda. The only statistic that matters to those crying for more government control of the COVID situation (and therefore the people) is those that scare people, like the climbing daily case rate.
Forget that the mortality rate has not risen in correlation. That doesn’t support their agenda of increased government control, so it stays out of the headlines.