CDCís Own Coronavirus Numbers Paint Different Picture Than Government and Media | Beaufort County Now

A takeaway from the numbers: If you're under 65, the chances of the virus hurting you are minimal. lifezette, CDC, coronavirus, numbers, covid-19, may 5, 2020
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CDCís Own Coronavirus Numbers Paint Different Picture Than Government and Media

Publisher's note: This post appears here courtesy of the LifeZette, and written by Polizette Staff.

    The data from the Centers for Disease Control's (CDC) National Center for Health (NCH) statistics paint a far more optimistic picture of the spread of the coronavirus than either all levels of government or the media.

    This is from the CDC/NCH update for Monday: "Therefore, the data shown on this page may be incomplete, and will likely not include all deaths that occurred during a given time period, especially for the more recent time periods. Death counts for earlier weeks are continually revised and may increase or decrease as new and updated death certificate data are received from the states by NCHS. COVID-19 death counts shown here may differ from other published sources, as data currently are lagged by an average of 1-2 weeks."

    In essence, that is the CDC saying do not trust our numbers because they will go up and down and may be late. However, those are the real-time numbers state governments and the media are using to make policy and report virus-related stories.

    Meanwhile, by the CDC's own numbers regarding the chances of contracting coronavirus and/or being seriously made ill by the virus are minimal if an individual is under 65 years of age.

    These are the CDC national death rates from the beginning of February to the end of April: Infection rate for those under one year of age, 0.00%; 1-54 years, 0.00%; 55-64 years of age, 0.01%; 65-74, 0.02%; 75-84, 0.06%; and 85 years and older, 0.16%. That is not to say no one under 55 died of the virus. But the number is so small as to be statistically insignificant.

    Then why in the world were the schools closed? This data recalls the AIDS scare of the 1990s. After the fright abated and numbers were reviewed in a non-hysterical nature it was found that if an individual was not gay, did not use drugs intravenously, and was not involved in a tainted blood transfusion, then the chance of acquiring AIDS was negligible. But that data, which was actually known early on, did not stop the press from irresponsibly pushing the plague theme to sell their media wares. Such as it seems to be today with coronavirus. Though, now add to the mix power-hungry politicians.


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