30 months in, the tally
According to the World o Meter, there have been 97,721,719 "cases" of covid in the USA. Although I still don't know precisely what qualifies as a case, I am one now as I was informed by a nurse in a rehab hospital about a month ago. I was discharged from the hospital a week after testing positive, having received no treatment for the alleged infection. I did get a text from Los Angeles County, a day after getting home, advising me to stay in isolation from human contact for another week. As I related on another diary, I was only isolated from other people and received no treatment whatsoever for my "case" of covid.
As an unvaxxed skeptic of the Covid Story, this came as no surprise, other than the brazenness of the bullshit. The bureaucracy was deadly serious about making sure nobody from the outside world, including my wife, could see me. And the nurses, sanitation workers and therapists who continued to relate to me in the treatment of my actual malady of a stroke, including wiping my ass after defecation, had to wear elaborate protective gear that went into the garbage upon exit from my room.
I was also banned from the gymnasium, where my most rigorous and useful therapy training took place. I stayed trapped in my room for three days past my scheduled release date for no reason that was shared with me as I got doubletalk answers to my questions about when I could get out or why it was delayed.
There were to be meetings among unidentified personages to decide the question.
Aaaccording to the worlometer, there have been 94,243,867 cases that ended with "recovery" -- whatever that means. Having been discharged from the facility strongly suggests that I fall into that category. This begs a huge question -- recovered from what?
At any rate the current number of USA fatalities is at 1,080,356, slightly more than 1% of the cases, and approximately three tenths of one percent of the population at large. I am purposely overlooking the controversy over the method for compiling the deaths figure and taking it at face value. The chance of dying from this thing, even when you "catch it" as I did was always very small -- yet my wife and brother both firmly believed that if you got it, you would die --no doubt. What vivid imaginations. I wonder where they got such absurd assumptions.
I am also ignoring the unhyped but prevalent narrative of Long Covid. However bad these long-term maladies may be, you can't get them if you don't get covid in the first place, and that 97 million figure is obvious nonsense -- a function of the "testing regime" that has now administered well over a billion tests in the USA, almost four per person. In the utterly unscientific but at least verifiable realm of people I know, I am aware of dozens of false positives like me and exactly one fatality, my niece -- who perished at age 60. She had been diabetic and morbidly obese most of her adult life and was a breast cancer survivor. She was a perfect example of the "dying of/dying with controversy"
Finally, I personally experienced the top-down mandated medical response to my own positive test, zero regard for my potential life threatening infection and obsessive and irrational commitment to the isolation rules and rituals. The System did not take the "threat' to my wellbeing seriously enough to do anything about it, but the social rituals of Fear disrupted my therapy for the illness I actually had.
One big thumbs down to the Medical System! First hand testimony.