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Global death toll from COVID-19 tops 2 mil

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Devastating, and I agree the numbers are probably understating the true numbers of deaths.

Here in Japan Covid deaths may be going unreported because of the reported reluctance to do autopsies

Very poignant photos.

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Meaningless without any further breakdown. You might as well just say we are in the second year of a pandemic.

-6 ( +7 / -13 )

It took, arguably, a year for the death toll to reach 2 million souls globally. Let's see how long it takes, now, to reach four million COVID killed Humans. By summer (~6 months) at the latest despite the vaccines...wanna bet?

-6 ( +5 / -11 )

RIP all those have passed. I never meant meaningless in that way of course

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There must be larger number of deaths than official confirmed. For example, this week the UK reported 87,000 excess deaths in 2020, a record since WWII (on BBC news). Let's check excess deaths for each country during the pandemic.

The Covid-19 Death Toll Is Even Worse Than It Looks

https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-covid-19-death-toll-is-even-worse-than-it-looks-11610636840

While the majority show extra death tolls in 2020, Japan is one of outliers showing a significant decrease in the number of annual deaths despite the surge in covid cases and suicides (later last year).

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ps. Japan's fall of death numbers in 2020 is actually for the first time in 4 decades. As an aging society, Japan's rise of death toll is rather patterned and inevitable (A few years ago the overall population size was finally starting to fall as deaths outnumbered births).

I know and somehow agree that the government has been under criticism over its clumsy responses to the virus crisis. But it's not so odd to say that they turn out to be successful if the state's ultimate goal is to save all lives of its people, regardless of covid.

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Settle down folks & lets put things in perspective.

Every year, roughly 600,000 people die due to the seasonal flu. So 2 million for a ‘pandemic’ ain’t too bad.

And let’s not forget the Spanish flu which killed up to 50 million people.

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And let’s not forget the Spanish flu which killed up to 50 million people.

And don't forget the global population was only a quarter of what it is today. An equivalent number today would be 200 million.

Many medical professionals are refusing the vaccine. You have to ask yourself why trained medical professionals at high risk of exposure to Covid-19 would make that choice.

-3 ( +8 / -11 )

The mRNA vaccines are unproven and are proving to be dangerous for the elderly.

-1 ( +6 / -7 )

May they and their families find peace.

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Leaders in most countries with high numbers of death are responsible of the disaster. If they were more proactive, cooperative with medical experts, a lot of people wouldn’t be infected, dead.

Please let’s stay safe.

-1 ( +4 / -5 )

Deaths WITH Covid-19(or suspected) does not equal Deaths DUE TO Covid-19(or suspected. Many deaths are simply (and without evidence) attributed to Covid-19.

-1 ( +10 / -11 )

While the number of deaths crosses over the 2 million bar (officially estimated), the number infected by the virus has shot up to 95 million, it will officially touch the red line of 100,000,000 before end of January, 2021. Nobody would ever know the exact numbers of infected and deaths..

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The number of people who have died from the common flu has been extremely small since COVID19 appeared. Fewer children have died because the flu hasn't been as deadly - it is so strange that COVID19 is generally sparing the young.

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So 2 million for a ‘pandemic’ ain’t too bad.

Such callous indifference.

And let’s not forget the Spanish flu which killed up to 50 million people.

Would you be happier with that kind of number, instead? Would it be "bad", then?

We have more awareness, better medicines, more scientists than 100 years ago.

This is why the numbers are not as devestating, for now, as then.

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Those photos are heart wrenching.

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