No Wuhan Covid-19 US problem, NY NJ problem, Typical year: almost 3 million deaths, 647k heart disease, 600k cancer, Flu/pneumonia 7th, End shutdowns!, Cure worse than disease
“Compare, for example, numbers from leading causes of death in US-published by the @CDCgov for 2017–not to mention hundreds of thousands of abortions. Meanwhile, #DomesticViolence is escalating. Job losses will trigger suicides from despair. People can’t meet basic needs.”...Attorney Sidney Powell
“How many Americans suffering from other illnesses cannot see a doctor now? How many Americans will lose their jobs, their life savings, their retirement prospects, and their incalculable feeling of self-worth? How many will succumb to depression, drug or alcohol abuse, and suicide? How many will lose their homes, divorce their spouses, or suffer abuse? How many will never recover in their careers? How many small businesses, including the vital ones of doctors, dentists, and veterinarians, will vanish from your community? How many young people will “fail to launch”?”…Mises Wire
I waited to write this. To let the dust settle.
I am all for erring on the side of caution.
I was ok with shutting down schools early. Although not ok with stating far out in the future ahead of facts.
I am ok with common sense precautions like limiting crowds and social distancing.
I can now state with near certainty, based on the facts and more common sense, that we need to end nationwide shutdowns.
One size does not fit all.
This is a large country that is mostly not like the NY City metro area. I.E., not too densely populated and better prepared.
Below is the chart of annual deaths in the US by cause:
Number of deaths for leading causes of death:
- Heart disease: 647,457
- Cancer: 599,108
- Accidents (unintentional injuries): 169,936
- Chronic lower respiratory diseases: 160,201
- Stroke (cerebrovascular diseases): 146,383
- Alzheimer’s disease: 121,404
- Diabetes: 83,564
- Influenza and Pneumonia: 55,672
- Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome and nephrosis: 50,633
- Intentional self-harm (suicide): 47,173
Flu and pneumonia are 7th.
There are 189,356 cases of Wuhan Covid-19 disease in the US with 4,073 deaths.
Over half of the cases and almost half of the deaths are in NY and NJ.
New York and New Jersey have the problem and the rest of the nation should not pay for their mistakes.
I believe we should help them.
I have long believed that humans should not live packed together like sardines.
That has always led to disease and crime
Severe measures such as shutdowns should be a local decision.
The governor of NC for example, Roy Cooper, should not now dictate a statewide shutdown.
NC has a population of over 1o.5 million with only 12 Wuhan Covid-19 deaths.
The cure is worse than the disease.
From Mises Wire.
“The shutdown of the American economy by government decree should end. The lasting and far-reaching harms caused by this authoritarian precedent far outweigh those caused by the COVID-19 virus. The American people—individuals, families, businesses—must decide for themselves how and when to reopen society and return to their daily lives.
Neither the Trump administration nor Congress has the legal authority to shut down American life absent at least baseline due process. As Judge Andrew Napolitano recently wrote, business closures, restrictions on assembly and movement, and quarantines are not constitutionally permissible under some magic “emergency” doctrine. At a minimum, the federal government must show potential imminent harm by specific infected individuals at some form of hearing or trial.
These due process requirements are not suspended.
State and local officials may claim, or even possess, lawful police powers to shut down their communities. We offer no analysis of such powers or claims under the myriad of state constitutions and authorizing legislation. But they should resist exercising these powers. The governor of Virginia, in particular, deserves admonition for unilaterally imposing a lengthy period of virtual house arrest.
We do not know, and cannot yet know, how many Americans will become sick or die from the virus. We do know that predictions regarding infection and death rates are highly unreliable. Even actual deaths attributable to COVID-19 are not so easy to count, as Italy has discovered. Age, general health, and comorbidity are difficult variables to assess, and people may die “with” the virus but not “from” it. It is also very difficult to assess the lethality of the virus relative to previously known types of flu and colds.”