What's interesting about influenza rates is they can swing wildly year by year. And accurately determining which death was attributed sorely by flu is a difficult analysis.Macca666 wrote: ↑Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:58 pmWithout wanting to upset anyone but from what I've read public health England actually down graded the threat of covid19 just last week to not as serious a threat as first feared, suggesting death rates wont be any higher than influenza. The bbc are apparently fully aware of this Down grading but as of yet are refusing to report it. To put things in perspective malaria kills as many as 750000 a year, of which the majority are black and African so nobody gives a fuck.BlackDiamond wrote: ↑Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:59 amI'm a bit disappointed with the BBC media coverage,as it is tilted to the more sensationalist reporting and not behaving like mature journalism.
Consider these two examples.
LIVE Virus surges in US as death toll passes 1,000 - sounds fucking terrible doesn't it,until you look at the mortality rate 1.5% (compared with the UK 4.9%)
Coronavirus victim,21,had no health issues - this is alarming right...but when you delve into it,the verification of covid-19 is an opinion made by her family...it's not even been confirmed by any medical investigation
So come on BBC,your better than this juvenile trash - get the kids off the keyboards and get some fucking intelligence in the house, before you press the publish key...
Just another stat to but things in perspective, some experts on the virus are reporting that the death rate could be as low as 0.4 % worldwide, worldwide the murder rate is 0.3 %.
Let's consider the 616,014 deaths registered in the UK in 2018. That was a 1.5% increase on 607,172 in 2017.
So that increase might be down to the flu or it might be down to something else. Age and bad luck perhaps
However these are big numbers,that's an average of 1,663 deaths per day
Back to Corona fatalities. All they show is somebody died who also tested positive for Corona. A lot of those deaths
might actually be due to other associated things. And Corona was the tipping point or the best convenient label available.
We won't know this until it's all passed,but if the real mortality rate turns out to be much lower than we have been told,then crashing the economy is going to take a lot of explaining.