This article over at ZeroHedge was fascinating. It deals with the excess deaths we've seen among younger people that are not due to the Wuhan Flu. Drugs, alcohol and racial justice figure prominently.
The death rate is up by 40 percent from pre-pandemic levels according to Scott Davison, chief executive of OneAmerica, a major insurance company based in Indianapolis. During an online news conference on Dec. 30, 2021, Davison said the change was unprecedented.
“We are seeing, right now, the highest death rates we have seen in the history of this business,” he said.
OneAmerica sells life insurance to employers nationwide, and similar figures are found throughout the industry.
“The data is consistent across every player in that business,” Davison said. “And what we saw just in the third quarter—we’re seeing it continue into the fourth quarter—is that death rates are up 40 percent over what they were pre-pandemic. Just to give you an idea of how bad that is, a three-sigma or a one-in-200-year catastrophe would be a 10 percent increase over pre-pandemic. So 40 percent is just unheard of.”
This 40 percent figure doesn’t represent folks dying of old age, but is instead a reflection of deaths in working-age adults, aged 18 to 65. However, what’s responsible for the alarming spike in fatalities in this age group isn’t clear.
Just eyeballing the graphs, it looks like drugs killed an additional 25,000, booze took out 8,000 and racial justice whacked 5,000. That's ~40,000 stiffs that can be linked to the lockdowns.
Meanwhile, the WuFlu took out 100,000.
Since the WuFlu goes after people already weakened by age, obesity or other health problems and drug / alcohol abuse weakens you, how many WuFlu deaths happened only because the victim was using? Looking at the drug overdoses alone, it's a roughly 33% overdose increase during the lockdowns. A quick Google search suggests that 31,900,000 Americans use illegal drugs. If a third more users cranked up their use of crank to the point that they crankily croaked, what happened to the ones that cranked it up just a wee bit shy of croaking?
33% of 31,900,000 is around 10 million people. If that many jacked up their jacking-up, that would be 10 million people all primed and ready for the WuFlu morgue. 100,000 is only 1% of that total. It's not farfetched to believe that a good number of the WuFlu deaths were from addicts.
Dig this tidbit from drugabuse.gov:
Could using methamphetamine, cocaine and other stimulants put people at risk for COVID-19?
Very likely yes. The use of stimulants such as methamphetamine, cocaine, and amphetamine constricts the blood vessels and may increase the risk for stroke, heart attacks, abnormal heart rhythm, seizures, and other conditions that may lead to more severe heart or lung damage in someone with COVID-19.
According to a September 2020 analysis of electronic medical records, hospital patients who had received a diagnosis of cocaine use disorder in the past year were 6.5 times more likely to have COVID-19 than those without. More research is needed to better understand the relationship between stimulant use and COVID-19.
I have to say, the last sentence made me laugh out loud.
"Hey, science person, is it a bad idea to shoot up during a pandemic?"
"Yes. Also, give me money to keep my lab going so we can give you more absolutely obvious answers to stupid questions."
The begging for money never stops with us science types.
The CDC, probably awash in cash right now, has this to say about toking with pneumonia.
- The use of opioids can cause slow breathing, and can even result in ineffective breathing, which can lead to decreased oxygen in the blood, brain damage, or death.
- The use of stimulants, such as cocaine, amphetamine, and methamphetamine, can cause acute health problems such as stroke, heart attacks, abnormal heart rhythm, and seizures, as well as more chronic conditions, such as heart or lung damage.
- The use of drugs by smoking or vaping (for example, heroin, crack cocaine, marijuana) can make chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, and other lung conditions worse.
Thanks, Captain Obvious.
|The head of the CDC. Please send him more money so they can keep researching whether or not it's a good idea to stuff live civet cats down your pants.
So, in retrospect, prior to the advent of the vaccines, we could have significantly improved our survival rates by telling people to get fit, lose weight and put down the needle. What did we do? We closed our parks and masked our children.
|In San Francisco, the progs are showing us how to follow the ScIEnCE! by handing out free needles to junkies and giving them "safe" spaces to inject.
You know, you ignorant, redneck bigots could learn a thing or two from them.