Thanks to Justin Hart on Twitter for this chart, which makes a point similar to that I occasionally make less vividly by comparing death rates for the youngest cohort of Americans and the oldest. The public has been terrorized to the point that according to polls, most Americans think a huge percent of people either have or are going to die from coronavirus disease. These charts should be published everyday in every paper and on every news website in America. It is especially relevant to children and school. Lots of other bad things happen to children, especially at home, compared to their risk from coronavirus. Share this chart as widely as you can.
|Age Group||COVID-19 Deaths||Population||Risk of Dying (1 in x)||Risk of Dying - Female||Risk of Dying if Healthy||Comparable to Risk in Year|
|Under 1 year||11||4128810||375346||750693||1876732||Hit by Lightening|
|1-4 years||9||16438858||1823540||3653080||9132699||Killed by dog|
|25-34 years||935||46889936||50150||100299||250748||Falling down stairs|
|45-54 years||6566||40841936||6220||12440||31101||Motor accident|
|65-74 years||27167||33075174||1217||2435||6087||Prof Truck Driver|
|85 years and over||42666||6726530||158||315||788|
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Very useful chart, meaningful comparables. Plan to circulate to my anxious friends.
This is a good chart. Is there a version with real time numbers? We’re at about 170k deaths currently and this chart shows a total of 130k.
It is a useful chart, of the sort the major media should have been putting out, but for some reason choose not to. One cavil: the last column showing “comparable risk in a year” is unclear. “Comparable risk” of dying for the reason given, e.g., fire, or comparable risk of having the event in your life? Must be the former but it’s ambiguous.