What does it mean to say someone has died from the coronavirus?…
Sounds like a fairly straightforward question, but as it turns out, the CDC guidelines on this definition have shifted over time.
Some people are simply assumed to have had it.
Some people are tested post-mortem, and if they have the antibodies, coronavirus is declared as the chief culprit…
So what are we to make of all this?
When it comes to numbers, my opinion is that we either trust some of the data – or – trust none of the data.
Personally, I choose to trust. Even if that means that the numbers might be inflated… And here’s what the numbers are telling me:
» Globally, we’ve had 208,000 deaths attributed to coronavirus (going back to China’s first death)
» The Worldometer states that this year, 19 million people have died worldwide (of any cause)
» Doing the math, that means about 1% of the total deaths can be attributed to coronavirus.
So the question is:
Is that 1% worth the panic and overwhelm?
Or is the 1% representing a different narrative?
Watch the video for my answer to that question.