Conservative Christian wrote:
The CDC total US death number for 2020 is 3,358,814.
Imagine if a cataclysm had occurred and 6 Million died in 2020. At the end of the year, 99% of the people who should have been alive would have been alive.
As it is, with 3,358,814 dead, 99.85% of the people who should have been alive were, in fact, alive on December 31, 2020.
A rational view of the numbers is largely missing from the public debate over the virus and the multitude of experimental shots.
The US population INCREASED by 1.2 Million in 2020.
As long as the number keeps going up we're fine right?
Let me ask you this: how many deaths would have to be for it to be an issue?
It's an issue now ! 458,000 deaths greater than a reasonable projection is important. People who are in clearly defined high risk groups may want to take their chances with one of those experimental vaccines.
I know. It's not 1918. But to think that we 21st Century people are world beaters and widespread infectious disease outbreaks can be immediately stopped by experimental vaccination administered to the entire population is arrogance with the potential for disaster.
I hope the mRNA vaccines work for the people who have made the choice to take them.
CDC projection for 2019 was 2.95 million, then they suddenly changed the 2020 projection to 2.85 million rather than keeping the trend toward 3.05-3.15 million. 200-300k excess, still a big number, still covid is an issue. Our response has been misguided and a failure whatever the excess deaths actually are caused by. Vaccines are good, and I hope the mRNA vaccines are only positive for those who have taken them, but hope should not be the basis for using them on our entire youth population....get them different vaccines that have tech that is more time tested.