mouche wrote: Tim wrote:
mouche wrote:Official figures just released in Norway confirm a total of 61.050 persons diagnosed with ("normal") flue sofar this season, a total of 2.300 persons hospitiaized (half of whom under the age of 60). And how many have been diagnosed with the Corona flu sofar world wide?
I think you miss the point, mouche. If 60,000 people go down with flu in a country, everybody shrugs and says it's winter, what do you expect? If 60,000 people go down with the relatively benign Corona virus, panic ensues, shop shelves are stripped and potentially law and order breaks down. I think that's the danger covid-19 represents.
May I do, or maybe I do not. Facts are that on average a total of 900 persons dies in Norway every year (!) from the regular flue and nobody talks about it. A coupkle of years ago the number of deaths was 1.600. I do not quite understand the world wide panic right now.
According to the WHO website, "More than half of all deaths in low-income countries in 2016 were caused by the so-called “Group I” conditions, which include communicable diseases, maternal causes, conditions arising during pregnancy and childbirth, and nutritional deficiencies. By contrast, less than 7% of deaths in high-income countries were due to such causes."
Oxford Uni research revealed high probable cause of increased death rate in Austerity policy where Austerity, in simple terms, is for the poor not the rich. And this is happening while smoking and alcohol consumption has reduced significantly.http://www.ox.ac.uk/news/2017-02-20-300 ... cial-care#
George Monbiot has noted the recurring theme that: “BBC news values: Extreme scepticism towards stories that challenge the status quo. Naive receptivity to stories that defend it.”https://bellacaledonia.org.uk/2017/11/2 ... ic-murder/
This is not a new phenomenon it has been in the making for many years, so while we are now encouraged to focus on Covid-19, the likely increase in removal of rights of freedom of movement 'for our own good' will ignore that many many more people die across the world from communicating diseases like the flue, malaria as well as cancer, diabetes, suicide, motor vehicle accidents, yet it is only the fear of this 'unknown' new virus that we are told through the accepted media to worry about now.