If everyone in the state of Wyoming died over the course of a year, it’s unlikely people on social media and cable news would be dismissing it as no big deal. Wyoming only accounts for 2 percent of all the states and 0.17 percent of the U.S. population, so any concern is just overblown.

Yet that is the environment that envelops us as we mark one year since the unofficial arrival of the novel coronavirus pandemic in our country. It is dismissed in many corners as an effort by government and big media to frighten people.

This editorial was written by Michael Morris, managing editor of The Facts.

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Bulldog

Those death toll numbers are grossly inflated for political reasons

PJBM626

Biden flat lied about COVID in address. Facts. Silent. But always checked Trump

slbolfing

These are sobering numbers, but we are truly looking at a light at the end of the tunnel. Even though it was roundly dismissed in October, the previous administration was adamant an effective vaccine would be available and distributed by December - it was. Early predictions were for up to 2 million dead by November, and ~200,000 - 250,000 if important actions were taken. Those actions were taken and we saw the lower rate.

It is important to remember - cumulative numbers will always increase (by definition).

But to put things in perspective - EVERY YEAR, >650,000 die from heart disease and almost 600,000 from cancer. Not just 1 year - every year. (Annual US death rate is ~0.87% (or ~ 2.8 million/year). - The is from the CDC database.

I am NOT trying to diminish the impact COVID-19 has had on our lives, and definitely feel sorrow who have lost loved ones (I have lost several). But perspective is important.

AMP

I personally know of several deaths falsely attributed or attempted to attribute to Covid. I am just one person, so you do the math.

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