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U.S. death toll from COVID hits 1 million

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The majority of people dying from Covid or rather with it,were the elderly.

When people are between eighty and ninety then death is not unusual, is it?

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Hard to believe, may all Rest In Peace.

Many lives could have been saved if the anti vaccine, anti masks, anti every and any anything movement did not spread fake news and lies about this deadly monster. People in times of crises panic as many of us did and will listen to who ever has an advise or in this case LIES and misinformation .

The vaccines worked and saved many lives but unfortunately for many it was too late.

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People in times of crises panic as many of us did and will listen to who ever has an advise or in this case LIES and misinformation .

I agree with the above, I think many of the deaths and illnesses and hurt businesses were a result of the 4th branch of government and its media's efforts to undermine US systems and also to divide the country to get a polarized nation to fight even harder amongst themselves. The leader of the 4th branch of government led a violent movement to overthrow the government and continues to lead efforts to further undermine the government and US institutions.

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What they call Covid deaths are mostly after being jabbed. I told my brother in NZ to not do it and now he and his partner both supposedly have it. They are both now suffering bad effects continually.

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The result of politicizing everything.

The result of I voted for (_____) and will never believe in the fear tactics of those (liberal/conservatives) ever coz I'm a proud (liberal/conservative).

The result of having "complete and absolute freedom" with zero responsibilities.

My condolences to those who lost a loved one during these difficult times.

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Unvaccinated people have a 10 times greater risk of dying of COVID-19 than the fully vaccinated, according to the CDC.

I'd like to see the breakdown of how that figure was reached because in the UK triple-vaccinated people make up the biggest group

https://mobile.twitter.com/laworfiction/status/1517400614661242880

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Wobot: very interesting indeed and thank you for sharing that link

( https://mobile.twitter.com/laworfiction/status/1517400614661242880 )

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I honestly wish it only affected those who refused to follow guidelines, mask up, and what not. I'd say it serves them all right for taking life and safety so lightly. Sadly, they are also responsible for the deaths of their loved ones, and others, many of whom probably WERE taking care, but due to proximity to the aforementioned morons died as a result. There's a reason the US is leading the world in the death rate, and it's not intelligence.

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Fake numbers. Or, more precisely, "data" manipulated/manufactured to fit the narrative.

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Wobot: Getting information from Twitter, I see. Obviously must be fact. I also read on there that forest fires are caused by Jewish space lasers.

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The result of politicizing everything.

You could tell that to this person

result of the 4th branch of government and its media's efforts to undermine US systems and also to divide the country to get a polarized nation to fight even harder amongst themselves.

but things will never change.

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Yes, a tragedy. But as others have said, the vast majority were elderly and/or had medical conditions that made them susceptible to ANY problem. Actual healthy people who died as a direct result of Covid are relatively few in number.

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though health experts have long suspected that the real number of deaths in places such as India, Brazil and Russia is higher than the official figures.

health ministers of india and brazil have said that the death rates in their countries could be 8-9 times higher than reported.

scary

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That includes death with Covid.

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Yet discussion about the serious health issues which created the perfect storm strangely absent. Obesity and its partner in crime type 2 diabetes 40% I the US and closely tied to complications or death with covid. Why aren't they talking about putting a tax on sugar or improving their health system???

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More than 250,000 children have lost a parent or a primary caregiver to COVID-19.

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I made a bet with someone when this first started that over 250,000 would die in the US.

He never paid and said it was all fake news.

Imagine that.

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Thanks to the republiclown party and their big conservative ignorance, for politicizing vaccines and masks, those deaths are their full responsibility..

Third world !!..

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What they call Covid deaths are mostly after being jabbed. 

Vaccines have been clearly demonstrated as effective at reducing the complications, hospitalizations and deaths from COVID, your personal belief in the contrary is not enough to contradict this.

I'd like to see the breakdown of how that figure was reached because in the UK triple-vaccinated people make up the biggest group

That does absolutely nothing to disprove what you quote. If 99% of the people in one age group are vaccinated and they make 90% of the deaths that still means unvaccinated people make 10 times more of what is expected from their share of the population.

Your reference clearly fails to compare epidemiologically the vaccinated and unvaccinated populations, that are not the same. Comparing a group of 100 kindergarten kids all unvaccinated with 100 residents of an elderly care home all vaccinated will obviously give you higher number of complications and deaths in the vaccinated group but it is not a valid comparison.

Fake numbers. Or, more precisely, "data" manipulated/manufactured to fit the narrative.*

Can you prove it? what problems do you identify with the published numbers? just that you don't like them?

That includes death with Covid.

Yes, because covid is frequently what makes the death happen even if not the final cause. Same as dying "with" immunodeficiency is still important even if the actual cause is an infection by an opportunist pathogen.

very very very questionable data

In what way? which scientific arguments do you have to reject the data? your beliefs being contradicted are not an argument.

Marking gun shot victims as Covid deaths, marking heart attacks as Covid deaths, cancer as Covid deaths, car accident victims as Covid deaths, the list goes on and on and on.

Any source that can prove these are in any way significative? obviously you understand the difference between simplified numbers used to quickly report deaths continously (daily figures for example) and the actual definition that is used for reports like this, right?

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“It is hard to imagine a million people plucked from this earth,” said Jennifer Nuzzo, who leads a new pandemic center at the Brown University School of Public Health in Providence, Rhode Island. “It’s still happening and we are letting it happen.”

That is right.

Lack of discipline in preventing infections contributed to the US leading the world in number of Covid related deaths while China and its zero covid policy has resulted in the lowest number of Covid related deaths in the world, as statistics by global institutions show.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-51235105

New Zealand and Australia had success with the zero covid policy but government statistics show that after easing those restrictions, the infection rates and related deaths skyrocketed so that today those countries have 2 of the highest infection rates in the world, with NZ having especially high covid related death numbers.

https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2022/03/omicron-outbreak-new-zealand-overtakes-australia-canada-with-weekly-covid-19-deaths-per-capita.html

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Lack of discipline in preventing infections contributed to the US leading the world in number of Covid related deaths while China and its zero covid policy has resulted in the lowest number of Covid related deaths in the world, as statistics by global institutions show

That is false, what causes the low number of deaths is the underreporting that China do, when the numbers of other countries are reported in the same way (reducing it 20 times or more) many countries end up with much lower death rates.

New Zealand and Australia had success with the zero covid policy but government statistics show that after easing those restrictions, the infection rates and related deaths skyrocketed

This is also false, the reason for the increase in cases is the introduction of the Omicron variant, something that also happened in China (with much more disastrous results as shown in Hong Kong and Shanghai). Is your argument that China also abandoned the zero covid policy? else how do you explain the sudden increase of cases (hundreds of times) from March?

From your own source

"New Zealand had an average of 0.18 deaths per 100,000 people on March 24"

Since New Zealand reports all deaths while only 7% are deaths without any other disease that would mean its rate would be 0.012 deaths per 100,000 people.

China death rate per 100,000 people would be 0.99, this is much higher than New Zealand.

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Remember that the way US healthcare works, when there is govt support (funding) for a specific issue like COVID, is that any death that has any COVID included, even if less than 1% of the morality reason, gets added to the COVID death numbers. This way, the doctor or hospital or clinic can file for more govt money.

It is true that the prior POTUS certainly did much more harm than good related to effective covid steps. Shutting down the CDC from running the response, lies about dumb, so-called cures, and just being anti-whatever the doctors said to do. We are still living with the split he and his followers have caused over a virus that doesn't care about political parties.

We do need to recognize that the world pharmaceutical companies were very quick to create vaccines

and

doctors were able to create effective treatments, once that one Asian country known for withholding/spreading mis-information and jailing medical doctors for sharing with peers around the world. Though they did waste far too much effort on denying any issue and leaving their international airports open AFTER closing internal country flights so the entire world would get the virus faster. We were all going to get it. Nothing could stop it. No politician anywhere would cut all outside ties quickly enough to prevent spreading - not in China, the US, Europe. About the only places that were able to effective control the spread were islands - plus one of those islands, Taiwan, was used to the CCP lying about everything medical.

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In a modern industrialized country the death toll from COVID should not have been as horrendous as it was. Let me introduce to villains.

On top of the list is the US's evil, evil for-profit medical system. There is more of a crooked line than a straight line to this. Many of the COVID victims died of neglected prior illnesses. The victims had refused medication because they could not afford it. This weakened their immune systems and killed them.

Poor working conditions. No union to stand up for you.

Donald Trump.

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One million Americans dead of covid in a little over two years and still the skeptical keep up their assault on the facts. Typical behavior from a small percentage of people. Their view does not alter facts, bring back the dead or increase their chances of survival.

Those of us who believe the truth are not swayed in any way by the fake narrative brigade. Perhaps they draw comfort from knowing they are not alone in their bubble of denial, who knows. The deaths are tragic, no matter their age. We all go at some point but nobody wants to go because of a virus, gasping for each breath until the last breath. Not a way to go that anyone would want for themselves or family, let alone strangers. And it is not over yet. Thinking otherwise is another potential tragedy in the making.

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That is false, what causes the low number of deaths is the underreporting that China do, when the numbers of other countries are reported in the same way (reducing it 20 times or more) many countries end up with much lower death rates.

You have statistical data for these opinions? No? Thought so.

This is also false, the reason for the increase in cases is the introduction of the Omicron variant, 

Oh, you didn't know that an Omicron infection is considered a covid infection?

One million Americans dead of covid in a little over two years and still the skeptical keep up their assault on the facts.

Good point. Incredible that some try to minimize this huge number of deaths.

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