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Stanford University for example says that your "Fear of Covid-19 is based on its high estimated case fatality rate - 2% to 4% of people with confirmed Covid-19 have died...

Whether that was the case at one point, it certainly isn't any longer. Fear of Covid-19 is now based on the fact that it's killing so many Americans. And doubling every few days.

Yesterday, Covid-19 killed around 900 Americans. That makes Covid-19 the #3 cause of death in the U.S. right now - more than anything else save cancer and heart disease. Typical daily mortality in the U.S. is about 7,800 people per day - Covid-19 increased that by 10%, and one in ten Americans who died yesterday died from Covid-19.

And it's still doubling every few days.

It's killing about ten times as many Americans per day as auto accidents. It's killing five times as many Americans per day as the worst year for the AIDS epidemic.

And it's still doubling every few days.

Note that these massive numbers of deaths are occurring even with unprecedented efforts to contain the virus. Most of the country's population is on lockdown. Virtually every public gathering place is closed. People are taking extraordinary steps to avoid infection. We're marshalling medical responses on a wartime footing.

And it's still doubling every few days.

This is not based on some particular reading of the data - it's based on the fact that so many people are dying. Whether that's because Covid-19 has a higher confirmed-case specific rate of mortality than other recent widespread diseases, or whether it's because Covid-19 has a much higher penetration rate with asymptomatic infected persons than we are currently measuring, the result is the same - Covid-19 is an extraordinarily lethal disease, killing more Americans per day than almost anything else, despite all our efforts to date.

That's why Covid-19 has been shown not to be a hoax. Because it's killing so many Americans.


And it's still doubling every few days.
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