- Sep 2, 2020
Life expectancy goes down when deaths go up. They're correlated. In this case, they represent the same thing.So once again, I'm struggling to see a clear correlation between the so-called pandemic and the death rate. Here's the historical death rate in the US, and its been steadily growing since 2008. And the best part is the growth rate's been dropping since 2016: https://www.macrotrends.net/countries/USA/united-states/death-rate
Not sure how I can make it more clearer than this:
United States - Historical Death Rate Data Year Death Rate Growth Rate 2022 9.075 1.090% 2021 8.977 1.090% 2020 8.880 1.120% 2019 8.782 1.120% 2018 8.685 1.220% 2017 8.580 1.240% 2016 8.475 1.270% 2015 8.369 1.270% 2014 8.264 1.290% 2013 8.159 0.090%
Again, read your sources thoroughly. Front and center of that page you linked is this message:
Why they still made those projections without including covid-19, I don't know. A definitive source that does include covid numbers is the NCHS United States Mortality Report.
- Life expectancy for the U.S. population in 2020 was 77.0 years, a decrease of 1.8 years from 2019.
- The age-adjusted death rate increased by 16.8% from 715.2 deaths per 100,000 standard population in 2019 to 835.4 in 2020.
- Age-specific death rates increased from 2019 to 2020 for each age group 15 years and over.
- Nine of the 10 leading causes of death in 2020 remained the same as in 2019, although 5 causes switched rank; heart disease and cancer remained the top 2 leading causes, and COVID-19 became the third leading cause of death in 2020.
You highlighted that drug-related deaths went up. So did death rates due to heart disease, strokes, Alzheimers, diabetes, and accidental injuries. Why? Because when the hospital is overrun with covid patients, they can't reach the standard quality of healthcare for other patients.
Covid isn't just killing people by itself, it's limiting the care we can give to people suffering from other life-threatening issues.
Who are you to decide what I should do? When did your fear of danger become a reason to limit my freedom of choice?
Two things. First, it's not me deciding - it's your government. It's every government. It's every medical body around the world.
Second, your freedom of choice is limited when your choices put others in danger. It's like you're saying it's your freedom of choice to drive at 100mph through a town center. How dare someone tell you that it's not your choice to do that? Our freedoms are limited when our choices endanger people. That's why there are speed limits, that's why you need a driving license to drive a car, that's why you need a vaccine and a mask to be in a public venue. Otherwise, you're endangering the people around you.