America: find and share your #ActiveHospitalizations. We’re told that we’re risking overwhelming the health care system capacity.
Here’s an example: today Spokane County, WA has 20 active hospitalizations.
Another example: today, the entire State of Montana has a whopping 21 active hospitalizations–not to mention, notice the ‘Cases by Day’ trend.
We’re shutting down the country for this…??
I don’t mean to imply there’s no danger here. But for some perspective, the CDC estimates this (2019–2020) flu season alone we’ve already had:
- 39,000,000 – 56,000,000 flu illnessess
- 18,000,000 – 26,000,000 medical visits
- 410,000 – 740,000 flu hospitalizations
- 24,000 – 62,000 flu deaths
Can we be honest? Those numbers dwarf the COVID-19 numbers we’re being fed. Somehow, the health care system managed to deal with those numbers–all while dealing with other issues. Now the health care system is a giant COVID-19 catcher’s mit, and we’re told it’s at risk of being overwhelmed. Not to mention, Dr. Birx and the CDC admit the numbers are “very liberal” (i.e. inflated).
Birx said we’re following Italy. According to Italian health minister, Prof Walter Ricciardi, “On re-evaluation by the National Institute of Health, only 12 per cent of death certificates have shown a direct causality from coronavirus, while 88 per cent of patients who have died have at least one pre-morbidity – many had two or three”. Some epidemiologists expect the same will happen here.
Oh yeah, and then there’s the reality that if you #FlattenTheCurve you invariably prolong it.
Many epidemiologists including Prof Knut Wittkowski even say a second wave will be a natural consequence (biproduct) of flattening the curve to slow the spread.
Here’s another example of 10 MORE Experts Criticising the Coronavirus Panic. Contrary to the mainstream echo chamber, this is the growing consensus.
The bottom line is; find your active hospitalizations–state, county, etc.–and maybe compare that data to the number of seasonal flu hospitalizations if possible, and then ask your elected officials why we’re shuttering counties and states for these numbers.
Spokane County COVID-19 Case Data
MONTANA RESPONSE: COVID-19 Dashboard
2019-2020 U.S. Flu Season: Preliminary Burden Estimates
Why have so many coronavirus patients died in Italy? – Telegraph (March 23, 2020) The country’s high death toll is due to an ageing population, overstretched health system and the way fatalities are reported
10 MORE Experts Criticising the Coronavirus Panic – OffGuardian