The only meaningful statistics in the COVID-19 PANDEMIC scoreboard shown in the daily papers is the number of deaths and even that is inflated. Some claim that hospitals receive a federal reimbursement for deaths caused by COVID-19, which, if true, would distort the numbers a lot. Also what does the number of deaths have to do with the number who tested positive; they didn’t all die! A more reliable and honest statistic would be to know how many deaths occurred compared to the population of the area being reported.
Although many people believe that we are still involved in a serious health crisis, these flawed statistics incites more fear in the citizenry than is justified. In the past, with similar virus threats, we did not need to take such drastic steps of closing down the entire US economy. As it turns out the solution is worse that the problem.
The “Trump Haters” are orchestrating the death statistics in a manner to discredit Trump in order to hinder his election as President in 2020. Democrat governors are tempted to pad the number of deaths to show Trumps inability to handle this crisis plus they hope for a failed economy that can be blamed on him.
See what happens when you compare deaths to population instead of the number of people that tested positive. Not quite as scary, is it?
Percentage of those that died compared to population
[A} Buchanan County- 2/89,201 = .00002 X 100 = .002 % [B] Missouri- 681 / 6,137,428 = .0001 X 100 = .01 % [C] United States- 97,711 / 329,701,355 = .0003 x 100 = .03 % [D] World 345,036 /7,787,073,385 = .00004 X 100 = .004 %