Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:55 am #1803534
Let me remind you of what I was responding to.Jim Jones wrote:Excess deaths pretty well do that. No need for detailed case analysis, just compare the current numbers with the average of the last 5 years. It’s not a small number.
It is critical to establish if deaths are direct due covid, or indirect due covid.
At an individual, clinical level accurate diagnosis is crucial. But on a national, global scale, unless you suspect another infection is occurring, it is the only measure of the complete impact Covid is happening that we have at the moment.
And it is possible over time, to find that excess deaths becomes a negative number, and all Covid did was bring death forward a year or 2 as it was effecting those who would have died soon anyway. Perhaps Covid precautions will reduce the incidence of seasonal flu, and fewer lives will be lost to that. But there’s no sign of that at the moment. .