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The Decline of COVID May 9, 2021

Posted by geoff in News.

Seems like the writing’s on the wall for COVID-19, at least so far as deaths are concerned. Check out this chart I lifted from the CDC:

As everyone who “follows the science” has been saying since the COVID onslaught began, there was never much risk of death for people under the age of 65. And looking at the trend since December 2020, even those deaths have declined to their lowest values since the first few months of the epidemic.

Then have a gander at this table, also lifted from the CDC, which shows vaccinations by age:

For all the hand-wringing about people refusing to be vaccinated, it seems to me that the most vulnerable people have done quite well in getting shots. It has, after all, only been 5 months since the vaccines were released, and we have fully vaccinated 71.3% of the people over 65.

A year ago we had 1846 deaths/day, while now we have 633. I expect that number to plummet over the summer.


1. Retired Geezer - May 11, 2021

*throws soggy paper mask into garbage

2. Jimbro - May 11, 2021

“One man’s trash is another man’s treasure”

3. Bunk Strutts - May 11, 2021

Heard today:
“…but we might be able to lift some restrictions by the end of July.”

4. Bunk Strutts - May 11, 2021

Am I missing something, or does the mortality rate for influenza exceed that of COVID-19?

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