We’re into the 10th month of this COVID thing. Early on, I discovered the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Research Center site https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/. For a long time, I’d check it daily with the fervor of a sports nut looking up ESPN for the scores. Not so much the last couple months, so I missed last Sunday’s, which featured the report of a study analyzing deaths of all causes across age groups. Bottom line, while deaths attributed to COVID have risen, deaths from all other causes, particularly cancer and heart disease have fallen by just about the same amount. No more are dying in this age of COVID than they were last year when the only coronavirus was a little bugger that caused about a third of all colds. Hopkins pulled the article, explaining “it was being used to support false and dangerous inaccuracies about the impact of the pandemic”.
“Doc Holliday” at notthebee snagged the entire report and you can read it here https://notthebee.com/article/a-few-days-ago-johns-hopkins-published-a-study-saying-corona-is-nbd-they-then-deleted-it-read-it-here-in-its-entirety