The numbers in New York are rolling in and they paint a very clear picture. 99% of DTMNBN (Disease That Must Not Be named) fatalities have preexisting conditions and 94% are over the age of 45.
These numbers coincide with what we are seeing elsewhere, so it might be time to use a more targeted approach.
If we do, we can open the economy sooner rather than later. Instead of blanket social distancing, we may need to just keep it in place for people with preexisting conditions.
That would still protect the vulnerable without destroying our economy. We cannot survive 30% unemployment and the loss of our GDP.
It is something we need to seriously consider. Young and healthy people may get the virus but it is not nearly as serious as it is for the old and sickly and the vast majority do survive.
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We’ve been searching and searching for REAL U.S. DATA on COVID-19 deaths by age, and it’s been mostly missing other than a passing mention by the CDC that “80%” of those who died were over 60.
Until we saw from market-ticker.org that New York City posted death by age and condition data for the city (as of April 2).
And the numbers confirm EVERYTHING the global data has been saying (and perhaps our government and the media have been hiding?). Namely that:
* The VAST MAJORITY of the victims are older (NYC, 70% 65 and over)
* Very few are under 50 (NYC, 5.8% under 45)
* Almost NO teenagers or children (NYC, one death under 18, or .07%)
* Only a fraction have NO OTHER HEALTH CONDITIONS (1.29%)
This is exactly what we have been saying for the past few months. The China DTMNBN is being over-engineered by the media to create panic and destroy the livelihoods of millions of Americans and innocent citizens around the world.
These numbers from New York are consistent with the numbers from China and Italy: