Posted by mDEVIL! on April 26, 20 at 23:04:53:
In Reply to: For what it's worth posted by 05 Devil on April 26, 20 at 19:58:48:
... as those are known, have never been in dispute, and I'm sure all agree, every life is precious.
Since it keeps coming up however, for perspective, here are the top 10 causes of death in the US in 2018.
Heart disease: 655,381
Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease: 159,486
Cerebrovascular Disease: 147,810
Alzheimer Disease: 122,019
Influenza and Pneumonia: 59,120
Kidney Disease: 51,386
Covid19 is likely to make the bottom of the 2010 top 10 list.
Interestingly, many of these are inter-related, as the majority of Covid deaths have one of the underlying conditions already on the top 10 list, which may be largely the source of their vulnerability to the virus, which may accelerate their death from the pre-existing condition. I have seen diabetes and lower respiratory cited as risk factors a number of times, and cancer treatments often compromise immune system responses. Also notice the size of the number of flu deaths in 2018.
Just more data.
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