I’m finding it distressing that the news outlets are showing the “daily counts” every moment of the day!
Worldwide and US daily numbers of new cases of Coronavirus and daily death counts! And the percentage increase daily!
This does nothing but create further fear!
If only they would post next to this information the US year to date influenza rates, the total number of cases (greater than 20,000,000), the number of hospitalizations, (greater than 500,000), the number of deaths (greater than 20,000).
This would help create perspective!
To help create further perspective, the 2019 death rate in the US from all of heart disease was about 840,000). Of these, about 366, 000 were from Sudden Cardiac Death.
There were about 750,000 myocardial infarction (heart attacks ) in the US last year. Of these, about 400,000 die from the heart attack and from heart failure.
There were over 140,000 deaths from stroke.
We are biological and we’re on the planet for a only a limited period of time.
I just spoke to a life long friend in Toronto yesterday. He is a notable physician there.
Both he and his wife tested positive for the Coronavirus and they have been quarantined at home the past 2 weeks. They both had a sore throat, fever, mild flu like illness, and they are better.
We should all be respectful of this illness and yes people have died and will die, but I hope that this information provides some perspective and helps lessen “the Fear Count”!