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The big scare!
By Marivel Guzman

The New York Times latest numbers on COVID-19 deaths, “Tracking the Coronavirus,” leave you alarmed by the numbes and selective wording they used, but if you analyze the real data; death ratio to population, and death ratio to cases, the numbers are so minuscule, that the largest number is . 03 in Mississipi ratio to cases, and ratio to population .0008, and the highest ratio to population is Texas with . O4, but ratio to cases .02.
These numbers comparable to deaths for other transmitable diseases, or death by other causes, which have very high mortality in US and in the world, like Coronary Artery Disease, which just in US alone kills more than 657,000 per year average. And, the Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the causing bacteria of Tuberculosis is more contagious than SARS-CoV-2, according to the CDC, 13- million Americans are infected with latent tuberculosis, which treatments were halted due to the diversion of funds and medical attention taken away by lockdowns and closure of clinics and hospitals across US and worldwide.

SARS-CoV-2 is not deadlier than other diseases, but got the exaggerated media attention, pushed by pharmaceutical and vaccines manufacturers, who are set to make billions in profits.

These are the US numbers, which according to the New York Times are state hotbed spots for COVID-19, which in itself is misleading. It should be called SARS-CoV-2 cases, not COVID-19, because not all the people infected with SARS-CoV-2 develop COVID-19.

Source of cases and death numbers: the New York Times.
Data analysis by Marivel Guzman.

Texas population 29,472,300
SARS-CoV-2 cases 593,779
total deaths 11,486
ratio to population.. 04
ratio to cases . 02

Idaho population
234,576, SARS-CoV-2 cases: 29,510, total deaths 395: ratio to population . 0013, ratio to cases. . 011

Arkansas population
3,039,000, SARS-CoV-2 cases 55,652, total deaths 663
ratio to population . 00022
ratio to cases. . 011

Nevada population
3,139,660, SARS-CoV-2 cases
64,573, total deaths 1,185
ratio to population . 00038
ratio to cases. . 02

Iowa population
3,179,850,SARS-CoV-2 cases
55,496, total deaths 1,030
ratio to population. . 00032
ratio to cases . 02

Alabama population
4,908,620, SARS-CoV-2 cases 113,632, total deaths 1,196
ratio to population . 00024
ratio to cases . 02

Missouri population
6,169,270, SARS-CoV-2 cases
74,157, total deaths 1,511
ratio to population . 00024
ratio to cases . 02

North Dakota population
761,723, SARS-CoV-2 cases
9,498, total deaths 136
ratio to population .00018
ratio to cases. . 01

Georgia population
10,627,767,SARS-CoV-2 cases 233,169,total deaths
ratio to population . 0005
ratio to cases . 02

Florida population
21,646,155, SARS-CoV-2 cases 597,589, total deaths 10,273
ratio to population . 00050
ratio to cases .02

Tennessee population
6, 897,580, SARS-CoV-2 cases 1367,932, total deaths
ratio to population . 00022
ratio to cases. . 011

Mississippi population
2,989,260, SARS-CoV-2 cases
77,268, total deaths 2,237
ratio to population. . 0008

California population
39,937,500, SARS-CoV-2 638,831, total deaths 11,523
ratio to population. . 00029
ratio to cases. . 02

US population (Census update 2020 approx)
331,002,651, SARS-CoV-2 cases. 5,600,000, total deaths
ratio to population .00054
ratio to cases . 031

As more people get tested, the ratio to cases number gets smaller, and death toll data shows is going down, also the ratio to population and ratio to cases consequently will get smaller.

This trend is true for all countries. US is leading the charts in number of deaths for two reason: it is a big country, and haven’t used Hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for COVID-19.

The problem I see in US, is not that the population didn’t used masks, or didn’t follow “social distancing guidelines,” but the problem was not to allowing doctors to use Hydroxychloroquine as a prevention, and as treatment for COVID-19, and neglecting its elderly population.

The previous data analysis I generated showed, that countries that used Hydroxychloroquine were able to keep the death rate at bay.

Not all SARS-CoV-2 infected persons (cases) develop COVID-19. So, don’t get into panic because you see mainstream media throwing big numbers of cases in their headlines. Study the data and use some critical thinking before you share alarming “news.”

Remember herd inmunity is a good thing. More people get infected with SARS-CoV-2 and ride the virus cold death, more protected is a community.

Check the numbers, very small percentage of the population got seriously ill, or unfortunately passed away. Majority, almost 99.98 percent of the cases recorded got the virus with mild symptoms or no symptoms at all.

UPDATE: Aug. 23, at 22:15
A clarification for the use of this chart to explain herd inmunity.
I’m personally advocating for natural herd inmunity, not vaccines. The data shown in some studies supports the argument, that the majority of the population who got infected by SARS-CoV-2 are naturally inmunized against COVID-19.

The Center for Disease Control (CDC), on Aug. 14, update guidelines says, “people who got infected by SARS-CoV-2 and recovered don’t need to be tested again at least for three months.” and clarified, that natural inmunuzation doesn’t means that the person cannot get infected again. But also imply, that getting infected is not the same as getting sick.

How other way can be explained, that the death ratio to cases’s numbers are dropping in the charts.

(photo credit: Wikimedia)

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