“Deadliest Pandemic In History” “More Younger People Than Before”

The New York Times reports :

“Nearly 700,000 people in the U.S. have now died of Covid-19 — making this the deadliest pandemic in American history. A majority who died recently were in the South and unvaccinated. Many of the victims were also younger than before.

2:11 PM · Oct 1, 2021

U.S. Covid Death Toll Nears 700,000 Despite Availability of Vaccines – The New York Times

According to the CDC, at least 50 million people died in the 1918-1919 pandemic, which is an average death rate more than twenty times higher than COVID-19.

1918 Pandemic (H1N1 virus) | Pandemic Influenza (Flu) | CDC

The 1918-1919 pandemic had a peak mortality of age 28.

Age-Specific Mortality During the 1918 Influenza Pandemic: Unravelling the Mystery of High Young Adult Mortality

Fewer than four thousand people under age 30 have died from COVID-19 in the US, compared to hundreds of thousands in 19181-1919 pandemic.

CDC COVID Data Tracker

Death rates for older people are hundreds of times higher for COVID-19 than for 18 to 29 years old.

Risk for COVID-19 Infection, Hospitalization, and Death By Age Group | CDC

Pathogenic Responses among Young Adults during the 1918 Influenza Pandemic

The average age of death for COVID-19 is 79, the same as for all other causes. By contrast, the 1918-1919 pandemic shortened peoples lives by thirty or forty years.

Then the New York Times went on to show a death rate chart vs. vaccination rate “since June 16” which made it look like New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts and Rhode Island had low death rates,

All four states are in the top ten.

United States COVID: 44,490,897 Cases and 719,674 Deaths – Worldometer

So why did the New York Times pick a start date of June 16? The “delta” pandemic hit the south earlier than the Northeast. It peaked in the south six weeks ago, and is still on the upslope.

Have we flattened the curve in the US? – Johns Hopkins

Deaths in the northeast are increasing, and decreasing in the south.

Vermont COVID: 34,081 Cases and 321 Deaths – Worldometer

Mississippi COVID: 489,216 Cases and 9,646 Deaths – Worldometer

By cherry-picking the start date the New York Times is trying to make it look like vaccines work.

In 1918 they reported the flu was worse than the black death.

TimesMachine: December 20, 1918 – NYTimes.com

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9 Responses to “Deadliest Pandemic In History” “More Younger People Than Before”

  1. GWS says:

    The left always needs a crisis to motivate support. Reason alone is never enough. But no one thinks clearly when everyone is scared to death and running around in a frenzy.

    • Torgo says:

      And frightened people and governments will go so far as to wildly borrow in order to survive the crisis, only to survive as a slave to their debt.

  2. Thomas Fowler says:

    The NYT is playing statistical games. In order to compare pandemics, you need to adjust for population growth. US population was about 1/3 its present value in 1919. So to compare with the Spanish Flu, with about 700,000 deaths in the US, we must divide 700,000 by 3 to get 233,000. This is what must be compared to the (probably overcounted) Covid deaths. Obviously, the NYT knows this but just wants to score propaganda points–more intellectual dishonesty from the left. But we’ve all come to expect that.

    • Kevin P says:

      I was thinking the same. Spanish flu killed approximately 0.5% of the US population over a 3 year period. Covid 19 has killed approximately 0.2% of the US population over a 2 year period thus far. Also I would speculate that hospitals were not offered financial incentives for labeling deaths as Spanish flu, whereas hospitals today are offered incentives for counting deaths with covid as being deaths from covid. Three California counties have audited covid deaths certificates and reduced covid death counts by approximately 30% in each county. If over counting were true across the country then covid has killed around 0.1% of the US population in 2 years. And as Heller has pointed out, average age of death by covid is 79, same as average age of death by all causes in the US. It’s likely that covid 19 has only served to accelerate deaths in the US, and that deaths from all causes full year 2021 will be below a running 30 year average. Tragic as the pandemic may be, the world population has continued to rise during the past two years.

  3. GreyGeek says:

    Even the CDC tells the truth on occasions, if “reporters” would only take the time to look. On this CDC page
    https://data.cdc.gov/NCHS/Provisional-COVID-19-Deaths-by-Sex-and-Age/9bhg-hcku
    it clearly shows that from Jan 1, 2000 to Sept 25, 2021, a total of 478 children between the ages of 0-17 have died of covid. Obviously the “younger” are NOT being struck down like the media claims. During that period 57,000 OTHER deaths occured in that age group, so covid was the cause of less than 1% of all deaths in that age group. I’ve used Bedford’s Law to test “Daily New Cases” and “Daily New Deaths” in my state and others too. The DNC never passes but the DND always pass the Bedford Law test. That’s because the DNC can and is being fudged while DND depends on a legal document, the death certificate, which is more difficult to corrupt, but not impossible.

    Both the CDC and Fauci used 72 years worth of RCT’s as evidence to state that masks do not work to stop the passage of virons. Without any new RCT study that would reverse the findings of 72 years, when Trump, repeating Fauci, stated that masks do not work, both the CDC and Fauci were deluged with media claims that masks did work, and both reversed themselves. The first of several reversals against 72 years of established science.

    IF masks worked why the need for a vaccine? So masks wouldn’t be needed? IF the vaccine worked why wear the mask? That “fully vaccinated” people are being required to wear masks indicates that the covid “pandemic” is a political animal, not a biological one. The is obvious from the fact that panic vendors are pushing to get children between 0-17 vaccinated when the facts clearly show that if they catch covid they rarely show symptoms. Fauci stated more than once that an asymptomatic carrier is NOT the driver of a pandemic. So, why force them to be vaccinated since few get sick, and most, being asymptomatic, can’t spread covid? Just what is in the vaccine that demands everyone submit to it?

  4. Robert L. Gipson says:

    It’s the deadliest propaganda in history. It’s also the deadliest censorship in history. They are doubling down on the lies (propaganda) while doubling down on censorship. The **vast** majority of deaths being counted as “COVID deaths” are not at all caused by COVID; they are people dying from other causes entirely, from causes of death that occur normally every year, such as stroke, heart attack, kidney failure and other complications such as result from obesity, diabetes, cancer and normal aging. The only “new” deaths we have related to COVID are those people dying from normal causes because they were denied medical treatment, and people dying from the mRNA jab.

    • Jessica+pohl says:

      Precisely. Divide the CV19 “death rate” by about ten, and you’ve still not arrived at the correct number – an exercise in futility. It’s impossible to counter woke agitprop with reason, since it’s based on knee-jerk Pavlovian psychology. Satire, public shaming and derision would probably be far more effective.

  5. rah says:

    The way I see it the morbidity and mortality numbers for the US that everyone is using are pure bullshit.
    1. The tests for COVID produced a lot of false positives.
    2. No distinction was made between those that died FROM COVID and those that died WITH COVID.
    3. Your going to have to explain to me how COVID made the annual mortality from influenza practically disappear? I couldn’t possibly have been that hospitals had financial incentive to classify every death they could as due to COVID? Now could it?

  6. Greg in NZ says:

    “6,000,000 persons perished” – NYT.

    Gee, I’ve heard THAT number, ie. six million, repeated before somewhere; hmmm, where could it have been…

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