You’re worried so much about dying from the coronavirus that you’re willing to barricade yourself in your house for months and bring our national economy to its knees, but these other causes of death in the US are just an afterthought?
What extreme measures do we institute to combat these other causes of death in the US?
Don’t get me wrong…, this is a serious health consideration…, and losing all of these people to the virus is very sad…, but are losing these people to the virus any sadder than losing people to these other causes?
According to Medical News Today.com:
“Around 74% of all deaths in the United States occur as a result of 10 causes.”
Over the past 5 years, the main causes of death in the U.S. have remained fairly consistent.”
“According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there were 2,813,503 registered deaths in the United States in 2017.”
“All figures and percentages provided here come from the most recent data from the CDC, collected in 2017.”
- Heart disease deaths in 2017: 647,457
Percentage of total deaths: 23.5%
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. This is the case in the U.S. and worldwide.
- Cancer deaths in 2017: 599,108
Percentage of total deaths: 21.3%
- Unintentional (accidental) injury deaths in 2017: 169,936
Percentage of total deaths: 6%
- Chronic lower respiratory disease deaths in 2017: 160,201
Percentage of total deaths: 5.7%
Chronic lower respiratory disease refers to a group of lung conditions that block the airflow and cause breathing-related issues. These diseases include:
chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- Stroke and cerebrovascular disease deaths in 2017: 146,383
Percentage of total deaths: 5.2%
Cerebrovascular diseases develop due to problems with the blood vessels that supply the brain.
Every year, more than 795,000 people in the U.S. have a stroke. The risk of stroke varies with race, ethnicity, and age.
- Alzheimer’s disease deaths in 2017: 121,404
Percentage of total deaths: 4.3%
In the U.S., an estimated 5.8 million people currently have Alzheimer’s disease, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. This figure may rise to 14 million people by 2050 as life expectancy continues to increase.
Alzheimer’s is also the only cause of death in the top 10 that medical experts cannot cure, prevent, or slow down.
- Diabetes deaths in 2017: 83,564
Percentage of total deaths: 3%
Diabetes is a condition wherein the body can no longer control blood glucose, which leads to dangerously high levels of blood glucose. This is called hyperglycemia.
Persistent hyperglycemia can damage the body’s tissues, including those in the nerves, blood vessels, and eyes.
There are two main types of diabetes: type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes.
The bodies of people with type 1 diabetes do not produce insulin at all, so these people need to supplement their supply. The bodies of people with type 2 diabetes cannot use insulin effectively.
Diabetes can cause serious health complications, including heart disease, blindness, kidney failure, and the need for amputation of the lower extremities.
- Influenza (the flu) and pneumonia deaths in 2017: 55,672…, and we have and have had a vaccine for the flu!
Percentage of total deaths: 2%
- Kidney disease deaths in 2017: 50,633
Percentage of total deaths: 1.8%
- Suicide deaths in 2017: 47,173
As an added note, at least 15,292 people were fatally shot in The United States in 2019 as a result of gun violence.
According to the Statista.com website, these are the daily number of coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths compared to influenza and all causes of death in the United States as of May 6th, 2020:
Average deaths/day by all causes (2019), 7,969.7
Average deaths/day by influenza (2018-2019), 161.3
Average COVID-19 deaths/day since first case in U.S., 912.2 (That would extrapolate over a year to roughly 333,000, although the death rates have been on the decline and would probably end up being much lower than that.
As of the time of this blog, there have been a reported 80,900 deaths credited to the coronavirus, although I tend to believe this number may be slightly inflated.
I’m just putting this information out there, since I’m not seeing this data from any other media outlet.
I just feel it’s important to put this current coronavirus health emergency into perspective.
THE BOTTOM LINE IS, UNLESS THE GOVERNMENT IS PREPARED TO PAY ALL OF OUR MORTGAGES, ALL OF OUR RENT, ALL OF OUR UTILITY BILLS, ALL OF OUR FOOD BILLS, ETC., THE VAST MAJORITY OF PEOPLE CANNOT CONTINUE TO LIVE UNDER THESE CIRCUMSTANCES.
THAT’S THE BOTTOM LINE.
PLEASE NOTICE THAT ALL OF THE PEOPLE DEMANDING WE GO ON IN THIS “STAY AT HOME” MODE DO NOT HAVE THESE PROBLEMS. THOSE IN GOVERNMENT ARE ALL RECEIVING REGULAR PAYCHECKS FROM PRECISELY THE PEOPLE THEY ARE ECONOMICALLY STRANGLING TO DEATH!
VIRUS CONCERNS OR NOT…,
THE CURE CANNOT BE WORSE THAT THE DISEASE.
THAT’S THE BOTTOM LINE.
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