COVID-19 Facts That Flatten the Fear

Original source: Flatten The Fear

July 20, 2020

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Updated as of 7-20-20

  • The CDC recently revised its death rate estimate down to just 0.4 percent.
  • One percent of counties in the country account for nearly half of all Covid-19 deaths nationally.
  • Ten percent of counties account for nearly 90 percent of all deaths.
  • Roughly 30 percent of the counties in the country haven’t experienced a single coronavirus death.
  • Nearly half of all coronavirus deaths have come in nursing homes.
  • In many states, nursing homes and assisted living facilities account for far more than half of all deaths—around 80 percent in Minnesota and around 70 percent in Ohio.
  • More than 80 percent of all Covid-19 deaths are among those over 65 years old.
  • Those aged under 55 account for just eight percent of all Covid-19 deaths.
  • If you are 34 years old or younger, your probability of dying from Covid-19 as of June 3rd was 0.0005 percent.
  • The overwhelming majority of deaths are among those with at least one other underlying medical condition. For six percent of the deaths, Covid-19 was the only cause mentioned.
  • Most ICU admissions—in some cases 75 percent or more—aren’t Covid-related.
  • The resumption of elective—yet vital—surgeries is contributing to increased ICU-utilization rates around the country.
  • More children die each year from the flu than Covid-19.
  • Children rarely display serious symptoms from Covid-19 or infect others. Some scientists believe children are a “brake” on transmissions.
  • After European schools reopened, there was no observable increase in Covid-19 cases.
  • The American Association of Pediatrics and the National Academy of Sciences conclude that children can safely return to school.

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