Despite the media hysterics, Covid is going away
And it has been since its peak April 18th.
It was back then that I was hearing how the death toll had reached 100,000. I pointed out that the cdc site was reporting far less than that and hysterical people who needed to calm the fuck down were dashing about yelling that the cdc totals aren't all in yet.
Which, of course, begged the question: So where did the media get the 100,000 dead figure.
Well, it's been over two months since that claim and the cdc? At the time the claim was made, a little over 40,000 had died.
Not the 100,000 the MHM (Media Hysterics Manufactuerers) were claiming.
And now? The MHM is claiming that record numbers are testing positive. The narrative is "don't go out and protest", "don't go out and get back to work."
And the cdc?
The death toll has been steadily declining for the ninth straight week. George Floyd protests and right wing states reopening have had ZERO impact.
When I first decided to write this Essay, shortly after the George Floyd protests, I decided to start tracking the weekly updates. Unfortunately, the week ending June 6th I didn't have access to my PC, just my phone and couldn't take a screen shot. So here are the numbers I jotted down on a piece of paper.
These were the weekly death tolls from Covid 19 per the cdc as of their update on June 13th.
Now, before people who need to calm themselves down and quit listening to the MHM reply that all the numbers aren't in yet, yes, I'm aware of that. But all the numbers from that week were smaller than they were at the same time the week before, and the week before that, and so on. Indicating a downward trend in deaths, which indicate a downward trend in infections.
Did this trend continue the following week? Why yes, it did:
And as you can see, the results show that each week the death toll is trending downward. 804 reported last week for the 13th becomes only 271 reported for the 20th. Week two sees an upsurge because this is when each week sees most of the numbers roll in. That's a clerical upsurge. And even that is declining each week.
Using these two weeks as a guideline, if the trend were to continue, we would expect the June 27th figures to come in at less than 200, the second week uptick for the June 20th figures to come in at less than 1600 total and so on.
And in fact, this is exactly what we see:
The numbers don't lie, Covid-19 is going away, despite the protests, despite states letting people return to work and lessening restrictions.
Despite the Media Hysteric Manufacturers parsing words about how the "rate of new cases" is increasing. Because let's face it, if the rate of testing increases, and it has, then of course the rate of new cases increases.
That does not mean, however, that more people are getting the virus. Far from it, since we had insufficient testing to begin with, we don't really know how many people have or used to have the virus. The only thing we have to go by as to how far the infection went is to look at the death totals.
But they don't agree with the MHM narrative.
Meanwhile, as America approaches 50% unemployment, you can all breath on sigh of relief: The pandemic is ending.