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Are you between the ages of 50-64? You’re probably safe from COVID

The chances of getting it in that age group are absurdly small.

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Many of us have had our suspicions of official numbers in regards to the virus. The numbers and the restrictions seem a lot more to do with politics, Democrat electioneering, and statist love of control than public health. But few of us are medical statisticians and thus our suspicions generally go unconfirmed. Not anymore.

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Stanford and UCLA did a study in June in which they researched county health records across the nation. This is what they found. From the study: “Among US counties with populations greater than 500,000 people, during the week ending June 13, 2020, the median estimate of the county level probability of a confirmed infection is 1 infection in 40,500 person contacts (Range: 10,100 to 586,000). For a 50 to 64-year-old individual, the median estimate of the county level probability of a hospitalization is 1 in 709,000 person contacts (Range: 177,000 to 10,200,000) and the median estimate of the county level probability of a fatality is 1 in 6,670,000 person contacts (Range 1,680,000 to 97,600.000).”

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Thus, getting and then dying from COVID in the 50-64 age group is not just highly unlikely, it’s really rare. Based on data from the National Safety Council you have a lot more of a chance of dying from any of these reasons,  by these numerical factors, than you do from COVID: Chance you’ll die from Heart Disease or Cancer 1 in 7, Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease 1 in 28, Intentional Self-harm 1 in 95, Unintentional Poisoning by and Exposure to Noxious, Substances 1 in 96, Motor Vehicle Crash 1 in 114, Fall, 1 in 127, Assault by Firearm 1 in 370, Car Occupant 1 in 645, Pedestrian Incident 1 in 647, Motorcycle Rider Incident 1 in 985, Unintentional Drowning and Submersion 1 in 1,188, Exposure to Fire, Flames or Smoke 1 in 1,498, Choking from Inhalation and Ingestion of Food 1 in 3,461, Pedacyclist Incident 1 in 4,486, Firearms Discharge 1 in 6,905, Air and Space Transport Incidents 1 in 9,821, Exposure to Electric Current, Radiation, Temperature and Pressure 1 in 15,212, Exposure to Excessive Natural Heat 1 in 16,584, Contact with Sharp Objects 1 in 38,174, Contact with Heat and Hot Substances 1 in 56,992, Contact with Hornets, Wasps and Bees 1 in 63,225, Cataclysmic Storm 1 in 66,335, Being Bitten or Struck by a Dog 1 in 112,400, Legal Execution 1 in 119,012, and  Lightning Strike 1 in 161,856.

This is also from the Stanford – UCLA report, infection and mortality probabilities for other age groups as a percentage.So, using COVID as a logical guideline, let’s outlaw cars, walking, motorcycles, fire, water, planes, electricity, heat, sharp objects, bees, storms, dogs, and lightning. Why not outlaw them, as you’re much more likely to get sick or die in circumstances involving them than you are from COVID? Given we’ve restricted and basically outlawed activities in regards to COVID, shouldn’t these greater threats to our well-being also be limited if not stopped altogether? Uh huh. Welcome to the logical absurdity of leftism.

And the graph with infection and death rates by age? Look at those numbers, just look at them. Are they worth crippling an economy, throwing millions out of work, and closing down and ruining countless small businesses?

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To a large degree this crisis has been a hoax maximized by government to increase its power over individual citizens. There’s blame everywhere. The president economically overreacted. The Democrats used the virus as a political tool to hurt the president and maximize their own power at the state level. This has been a failure of government at all levels, one of the worst in American history.

David Kamioner
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David Kamioner is a veteran of U.S. Army Intelligence and an honors graduate of the University of Maryland's European Division. He also served with the Pershing Nuclear Brigade and the First Infantry Division. Subsequent to that he worked for two decades as a political consultant, was part of the American Red Cross Hurricane Katrina disaster relief effort in Louisiana, ran a homeless shelter for veterans in Philadelphia, and taught as a college instructor. He serves as a Contributing Editor for LifeZette.

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