The Media Covid Panic

Everyday almost without fail. The news networks hype the numbers of Covid 19 positive test. Yet that isn’t the number they should really hype and maybe that is the reason they don’t hype the number of people hospitalized. So what if you have 45,000 positive Covid test in a day. If the numbers of those actually aren’t flooding the hospitals then we have made progress. Such big numbers of tend to make people panic or perhaps stay at home more. But it doesn’t to me show the seriousness of the Covid 19 disease. As of August 21, 731,336,781 new test in the USA. Positive test 5,593,318. Negative test 64,743,463. Number hospitalized 40,951. Number of deaths so far 167,262. With 4,199 waiting results. The number of test are increasing for example August 20,2020 were 665,436 and August 21,2020 were 731,920. But key is the number positive test compared to number of negative test. The number of deaths aren’t growing at a massive rate compared to the number of test and numbers admitted to hospitals. The number of deaths from Covid 19 isn’t flying off the charts . There isn’t numbers in the 2 or 3 thousands deaths everyday but basically from a 1,000 to 1.500 deaths a day.

The deaths from Covid 19 aren’t nothing to laugh or even be thought of lightly. So far since March 167,262 people is a lot and we should fight to get a treatment as well as a vaccine. But even with a vaccine it might not be perfect. With vaccines the flu still kills to many people

How many people die from the flu each year?

While the impact of flu varies, it places a substantial burden on the health of people in the United States each year. CDC estimates that influenza has resulted in between 9 million – 45 million illnesses, between 140,000 – 810,000 hospitalizations and between 12,000 – 61,000 deaths annually since 2010. This information from the CDC gives you some graphic figures on what the Flu does even with a vaccine. The strains vary and the vaccines effectiveness vary too. The whole point of what I’m writing is that instead of giving us the number of positive test each and more accurate barometer of the would be the numbers admitted to the hospitals each and number of deaths each. Then when you see those number jump shy high you know we really got a problem. But without those figures everyday it is kind a like crying wolf when you don’t know how many wolfs there are.

The power of the Media is pretty massive and that means they can paint a dire picture without many of us doing the due diligent work to check out their motive behind what they report. In the age of fake news and reporters that just copy and paste. It isn’t beyond some to try to mislead the public on what is really going on. With testing approaching 750,000 a day and not to far down the road to a 1,000,000 test a day the number of positive are bound to rise. Also with place taking temperatures of people. Most doctors first and safest option is to send a person for a Covid 19 test. You may not agree but from my personal experience that is the way doctors are reacting to even a low grade temp that isn’t going away. I hope my friends and even my foes that God will keep you and your families safe and away from this Covid 19 disease. Happy reading !!

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