If COVID-19 is so bad, then why does it only kill those who would have died of the flu? Mostly people over 80?
Here are the death figures from my county's official website:
Keep in mind, these are deaths for almost a WHOLE YEAR. Does anyone have data for how many people die of the flu per year, per 100,000 people? That would be most interesting.
COMAL county (156,209 pop.)
398 active cases
80+ : 66 <---- latest death
And before you freak out about those few middle-aged deaths -- keep in mind that YES, OCCASIONALLY such individuals die of the flu every year. Especially in a big enough group.
Also, we don't know the health status of any of these deaths. They may have been obese, with heart disease, asthma, diabetes, or countless other co-morbidities.
Most of the deaths have occurred in individuals OVER THE AVERAGE LIFE EXPECTANCY. Let that sink in.
America is not known as a nation of athletes. On the contrary! Our obesity epidemic and general poor health is legendary.
The flu has been known to kill young people through what is called a CYTOKINE STORM -- basically your immune system goes crazy fighting the virus and ends up overloading the body, killing the patient.
The fact is, those under 80 have much more to fear getting behind the wheel of their car, than they have to fear from this virus.