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Despite ‘Delta’ Alarmism, US COVID Deaths Are at Lowest Level Since March 2020, Harvard and Stanford Professors Explain

Death is not the only endpoint to a COVID infection. For healthy people, the risk of long-haul COVID should be much more concerning. The challenge is to weigh the unknown short and long-term risks of the vaccine vs the the short and long-term risks of getting COVID. As these risks cannot be quantified, it’s a guessing game. Anyone who claims these risks are all known is lying to you. So it’s critical to take a balanced perspective for your own personal situation.

* Even the short-term risks of getting the Trump vaccine are unknown since reporting is sketchy at best. And there is no effort being made to detect side effects weeks/months/years out. Moreover the vaccine companies excluded vulnerable persons from the vaccine trials (eg those with auto-immune diseases, and the frail elderly).

Despite ‘Delta’ Alarmism, US COVID Deaths Are at Lowest Level Since March 2020, Harvard and Stanford Professors Explain

July 28, 2021

Far more people were dying from COVID-19 months ago as we were winding down restrictions than are dying today as some call to reinstate them.

If you judged the US’s current COVID-19 situation only by the headlines, you’d come away thinking that we’re spiraling back into pandemic disaster. Localities like Los Angeles County and St. Louis have reimposed mask mandates on their citizens, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention just revised its “guidance” to say that, actually, fully vaccinated individuals should still wear masks in certain situations. Meanwhile, mainstream media coverage of the rise of the “Delta variant” is soaked in alarmism

Yet at the same time that all this alarm is mounting, the actual number of COVID-19 deaths is at a nadir. Harvard Medical School Professor Martin Kulldorff pointed this out on Twitter, writing that “In [the] USA, COVID mortality is now the lowest since the start of the pandemic in March 2020.” 

...“It is striking that COVID mortality is at such low levels despite the fact that we are seeing an increase in cases of late,” Stanford Professor of Medicine Dr. Jay Bhattacharya tells FEE. “By immunizing the elderly and many other vulnerable people, we have provided them with excellent protection against severe disease in case they get infected. Also contributing is widespread natural immunity from recovered COVID patients. Though cases may rise, deaths will no longer follow in proportion.  We have effectively defanged the disease with our successful vaccination rollout.” 

...“We should be declaring a great and resounding success,” Bhattacharya told FEE in conclusion. “The COVID emergency is over. We still need to take COVID seriously, and there are still vulnerable people here and abroad left to vaccinate. But we can start to treat it as one disease among many that afflict people rather than an all-consuming threat.”.

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WIND: the Trump vaccines worked and are working. Now let’s hope there are no long-term side effects.

“COVID-19 deaths” are alleged deaths from COVID (scientifically indefensible methodology), but setting that aside, I see good news with a minor uptick (but some countries are downtrending). Vaccinated people are surely taking few precautions now and thus infecting others, so be especially cautious if unvaccinated.

Lock down the country again, destroying millions of lives, when 1.09 person per million dies of COVID, and nearly all of those people are the very old? The baseline death rate is about 21X higher, at about 23 people per million per day! And some of the alleged COVID deaths would have happened without COVID.

Skeptical? Go build your own chart.

Daily new confirmed COVID-19 deaths per million people

Note well that excess mortality includes all deaths. Some of those will be deaths from COVID, but some will be deaths from COVID policies. And some of the alleged COVID deaths may really be about other morbidities (the assignment of cause is scientifically indefensible).

In a nutshell, the death rate scarcely varies from normal here in early August, 2021.

Excess mortality deaths, United States
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