What, Me Worry? …. “🤷‍♀️ ‘It’s Only 1% Mortality’ 🤷‍♀️ …. “!!


~~July 12, 2020~~

IT’S A NUMBER THING

This morning, a friend shared this Quora post with me. I must say I’m not a numbers person. Taking 1% or 30% basically means nothing to me except for the fact that one number is larger than the other.

However, as I read the Quora post, the numbers took an immensely different meaning.

IT IS A HUGE DEAL!!

Take a look!

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All credit goes to Franklin Veaux, Professional Writer

(Updated Saturday, July 11, 2020)

HOW CAN A DISEASE WITH 1% MORTALITY SHUT DOWN THE UNITED STATES?

HortyRex©

HOW CAN A DISEASE WITH 1% MORTALITY SHUT DOWN THE UNITED STATES?

There are two problems with this question.

It neglects the law of large numbers; and

It assumes that one of two things happen: you die or you’re 100% fine.

The US has a population of 328,200,000. If one percent of the population dies, that’s 3,282,000 people dead.

Three million people dead would monkey wrench the economy no matter what. That more than doubles the number of annual deaths all at once.

The second bit is people keep talking about deaths.

Deaths, deaths, deaths. Only one percent die! Just one percent! One is a small number! No big deal, right?

What about the people who survive?

For every one person who dies:

19 more require hospitalization.

18 of those will have permanent heart damage for the rest of their lives.

10 will have permanent lung damage.

3 will have strokes.

2 will have neurological damage that leads to chronic weakness and loss of coordination.

2 will have neurological damage that leads to loss of cognitive function.

So now all of a sudden, that “but it’s only 1% fatal!” becomes:

3,282,000 people dead.

62,358,000 hospitalized.

59,076,000 people with permanent heart damage.

32,820,000 people with permanent lung damage.

9,846,000 people with strokes.

6,564,000 people with muscle weakness.

6,564,000 people with loss of cognitive function.

That’s the thing that the folks who keep going on about “only 1% dead, what’s the big deal?” don’t get.

The choice is not “ruin the economy to save 1%.” If we reopen the economy, it will be destroyed anyway. 

The US economy cannot survive everyone getting COVID-19.

~FULL POST AND COMMENTS~

https://www.quora.com/How-can-a-disease-with-1-mortality-shut-down-the-United-States/answer/Franklin-Veaux?fbclid=IwAR3x70jUupfl7NBg0n9eUWY5SiEzIUbVRp6VCETvZ2sT-Gn7bRUVVUVIvnQ

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About Dr. Rex

I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

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