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Age-Adjusted Deaths, Updated

By May 10, 2021Commentary

This chart, courtesy Phil Kerpen on Twitter, is useful for a number of purposes.  It age-adjusts  deaths in the states.  One very interesting thing is notice the states clustered in the far north on each coast.  Some combination of latitude and being near water may influence transmission rates.  Be interesting to compare the counties in those states that are right on the water with those farthest inland.  Oh, look at Florida.  Number 41.  Gee, I guess being the most locked-down state in the country, not, worked for them.  Florida has an elderly population, dense population centers and a high minority population, and is still way down there.   Look at the top, an interesting mix of states, with some of the most locked down and some of the least locked down.  New York and New Jersey were very locked down but also have high population density.  Minnesota has done pretty well, but about the same as its far less locked down and very comparable state Wisconsin.  And Minnesota did slightly worse, measured by deaths, than did Florida.

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  • J. Thomas says:

    It seems to me that 15 months into this situation, most all of the population has been exposed to this virus. For the sake of reality, let’s go with 90%. Under this scenario, we’ve had 235,982 deaths below the age of 75 and 325,612 over 75. using 90% of 330 million as a population, that results in a death rate of .08% under 75 and .1% for over 75. This includes with ‘with’ vs. ‘from’ counts, therefore arguably much lower death rates that these.

    I remain stunned by how a population can be manipulated by the news media. There is now a ‘bill’ floating around in support of the journalist unions being able to cut strategic deals with the tech giants for funding. If you think our information is filtered now, wait until all of our small news sources are starved out of existence. It’s an all out war on the value systems that have resulted in the most developed and harmonious country in the world.

    I think the best move at this point is to get all of the children out of the government school system and force this country to deal with alternate forms of education, sending a clear message that we’re taking back our future. Good, sensible educators will have plenty of work in the private systems and it’ll become a filter for these poison ideologies.

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