I overheard a baseball player tell another player, “You are what your numbers say you are.” Of all of the skill games, baseball is probably the most difficult to play. Hitting a 95 mile per hour fast ball takes great skill, tremendous eyesight, and superhuman reflexes. Looked at another way, if a player can hit safely once in every three trips to the plate, he can become a millionaire.
At the time of this writing, the United States has lost 165,000 individuals to COVID-19. That’s bad, of course, but we must remember that 68 percent of the deaths occurred in nursing homes. It does not take a medical genius to understand that the elderly are the most vulnerable to the coronavirus, something that Democrat New York Governor Cuomo did not understand. Sending Covid patients into nursing homes was a criminal act for which Cuomo must answer.
I can’t tell you the number of people who have come up to me to say, “This crisis will be over November 3.” The more I look at the numbers, the more I think they may be correct. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 62,000 people died of the flu last year. Why? We have flu shots that are highly effective, so why did so many people die of the flu? Probably because they did not take the flu shot - or perhaps they were in a vulnerable population, the elderly, for example. Did we close the nation down because of the flu? Unless you are in the medical profession, you probably did not know that there was a flu pandemic.
Most of us were unaware that 606, 520 people died of cancer last year. I was aware that there was a great deal of cancer in the United States population, but I did not realize that it was a “super pandemic.” Shouldn’t we close the economy down? Sequester in our homes? Practice social distancing? Wear masks? Most everyone I know was not even aware that cancer had caused a “super pandemic.
What about heart disease? Surely modern science has gotten a handle on the troubling human condition. Well, no it hasn’t. Last year 858,845 Americans died of heart disease. That is a huge number. Why didn’t we know it? Why weren’t businesses closed? Why were we allowed to move about freely? If we had known that nearly a million Americans had died, would we, the general public, have risen up and demanded that until we have a vaccine, then no one can go to work or school or play sports. It seems to me that if we were losing that many people each year that all sports, professional and amateur must be canceled.
In 1918, the Spanish flu claimed 675,000 lives. There was no thought of shutting the country down. In fact, Woodrow Wilson never acknowledged that we had a problem. He continued to send American troops to Europe to fight in World War I.
This COVID-19 pandemic that we are presently going through has been hyped out of all proportion by the Democrat Party and the worthless “Fake News.” I’m not even sure of the numbers. Even Dr. Birx admitted that she thought the numbers had been inflated by 25%. Most of those who catch the virus will recover, and young people may have it and not even know it. There is no reason under the sun to close schools. Frankly, I doubt if a mask is necessary. One doctor said wearing a mask was like keeping a mosquito out with a chain link fence. If COVID-19 numbers say what it is, then we have seen a lot worse without upending our social order. Just remember, the virus will probably be gone after November 3, and I believe that the best laid plans of the radical Democrats will fail which will be great for the country.