The latest fad is called let my people go. The rescinding of Rona-restrictions is on the rise. But the elites are sensing some separation anxiety. They don’t want to let go of the control, so here comes the Concord Monitor to flatten the rising liberty curve in NH before it starts.
In an article titled, 1 in 4 N.H adults at risk for developing severe illness from COVID-19, they attempt to lower the boom on any systemic feelings or joy or relief. Here’s the leade.
About a quarter of Granite Staters are at risk of developing a serious illness due to COVID-19, according to data from the Kaiser Family Foundation, a health policy nonprofit.
If you read a bit further, you discover that “41% of residents in the state fall into a demographic that puts them at higher risk.”
“These estimates confirm the need to take unprecedented efforts to minimize the spread of the coronavirus,” the report read.
In other words, slow down speed racer: backoff ending mask mandates or distancing or capacity limits. The political suppression must continue or…
Dun Dun Duuuuun!
The worst could happen!
No, actually, no.
These numbers are deliberately framed to be frightening when reality paints a very different picture.
Yes, those 65 and older are at higher risk from any flu, especially if they have comorbidities. People who are overweight or have diabetes are also more susceptible to complications if infected. But is it scary?
Well, twenty-three percent of New Hampshire’s population is 60 or older, so yes, one in four residents are at higher risk from the flu. Every flu.
But what does that even mean? Well, it means that more than 3 out of 4 Granite Staters are not at high risk of developing a sever illness from COVID19, but that’s not the end of the good news.
86.6% of deaths reported as COVID related in New Hampshire were people 70 or older. And another 9% were people 60-69 years of age. But only 5% of NH Residents over 60 tested positive, and of that 5% – only 7% died.
Let’s look at the State’s COVDI19 numbers this way.
% of Tot Pop. by Age Group Tested Pos. over 51 weeks
|% of Tot. Pop Deceased over 51 weeks|
*Estimates based on 2019 demographic data
Put another (other way), 76% of the state population only accounts for 4.4% of the deaths attributed to COVID19, while only a fraction of 1% of those, died in any given demographic age group. (In the entire 70+ population of the state of New Hampshire only 0.824% reportedly died from COVID during a year of lockdowns over a highly contagious pathogen and a supermajority of those were trapped in the care of the state.)
Makes you go hmmm.
Factor in the crummy test results, the false positives, and declaring people dead from COVID19 because the test said they had it when they died (even if that isn’t what killed them), so these numbers have even less meaning.
People under 60 have a 0.06% of dying from COVID19 – a 99.94% survival rate IF THEY TEST Positive.
So, let’s go back to the headline—1 in 4 N.H adults at risk for developing severe illness from COVID-19.
After nearly a year, over 90% of every age group has felt no need to get tested.
Of the small percentages who did get tested and tested positive, only 1.5% needed hospitalization.
That is hardly what I would call “at risk for developing severe illness from COVID-19.”
And that tells us that the biggest threat to public health continues to be the political response and the legacy media.