https://abcnews.go.com/Health/hit-200000-covid-19-deaths-months-months/story?id=73055381 Personally, I can shut this (noise) out, most do not, cannot. I forgot. Oooops!
This morning I did a very stupid thing. On my second cup of coffee I made some quip about the idiotic hyping the number of “Covid deaths, ” currently being reported at somewhere North of 200,000. My wife objected strenuously to my “point of view” on the subject. After a moment of silence, I realized I had crossed a line and swore to myself never to be that stupid again. Propaganda works, even in my own home. My takeaway: Death is no subject for the breakfast table, nor for that matter, ever in an audible discussion in the US of A. Invisible powers are more powerful than I realized. Lesson learned.
So, I looked up the annual death rate in the U.S. and found this: https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/deaths.htm
A: Approximately 2.8 million die each year if that number can be arbitrarily agreed to. We deny each and every one in some twisted internal calculation which I attribute, at least partially, to a blanket denial of our own inevitable demise. Hardly an “emergency” or “pandemic” at play here.
If we cannot somehow overcome this grand delusion, our slow but steady death-march toward some mass-suicidal event seems all but inevitable. I’m overreacting, I realize, but “getting over it” is easier said than done.