As reported in last Wednesday’s New York Times:
“The disturbingly large numbers of coronavirus cases reported every day since the pandemic exploded may in fact be low – by a lot. A study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that the number of infected people ‘far exceeds the number of reported cases’ in some sections of the country. The study said that actual infection rates were up to 13 times higher.”
Thus, it is clear, but absent in the Times article, that the death rate from the virus is actually far lower than is being reported.
According to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center, some four million Americans have been infected with the virus. With the CDC revising their estimate to be 13 times higher, that would equal 52 million infections.
Therefore, as of Sunday, with 149,200 deaths in the U.S. from the virus, 99.77 percent of the people recovered!
TRENDPOST: Each day, the headlines splashed across the mainstream media are about the rising cases, such as this one from CNBC this weekend: “Florida now has more coronavirus cases than New York and California leads the nation.”
To date, New York, with a population of 19.5 million has 32,688 deaths; Florida, with a population of 21.5 million has 5,885 deaths; and California, with a population of 40 million has 8,429 deaths.
Yet, the media and the public extol the virtues of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo for his expert management and leadership to fight the virus.
Again, virus cases do not equal deaths.
Going strictly by the data, Florida has a 1.40 percent death rate according to the “COVID Tracking Project.” Yet, the media continues to hype the failure of Florida’s governor to lock down the state… as did Governor Cuomo, despite New York State’s considerably higher coronavirus death rate at 6.09 percent.
The same goes with California, where the media, as evidenced in the CNBC headline, keeps hyping virus cases. The death rate is about equal to Florida’s where its governor, unlike California’s, did not lock down its people and businesses across the state.