What is killing America is FEAR, not COVID-19.
With a National State of Emergency, States of Emergency, and now many governor’s forcing the closure of business’ and many small businesses. This is killing the American economy and wiping out many businesses that can never recover. I understand this is a new and frightening virus, but government officials need to take a level head here and see what they are doing to the country as a whole…killing it!
This is a new virus, that no one has been exposed to before, this is what officials are saying, and that may be the case. I am not making light of the virus in any shape, form, or fashion, but let’s look at the facts.
As of today, Friday, March 20, 2020, there are 18,121 (as of 3:00 CT) total reported cases in the United States of America. That means that 0.0000554159% of the American population has COVID-19. Of that amount, the U.S. has reported 233 deaths from COVID-19, that is 233 deaths out of 327 million people and a majority of those people had existing health conditions. For the current exact number, check here: https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/us/
In the State of Alabama, as of the 10 am reporting, 81 cases have been confirmed. Alabama has a population of 4.88 million people. That means .0000165% of the population has COVID-19, in Alabama, with 0 deaths.
These are not massive numbers, they are mere fractions of the population. Fear and panic are being fueled by the main stream media and the government’s response to this virus is creating panic and is killing America. Look at the panic in the Stock Market this week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is down almost 10,000 points from fear and thousands are being laid off due to forced business closures by the government.
American’s are in a panic, wiping out shelves of hand sanitizer, groceries, toilet paper, paper towels, medical masks and supplies, our country is dying. This is not happening due to the COVID-19, but rather from FEAR that is being generated by the main stream media and our government. Yes, more people are testing positive for COVID-19, but that is because testing only just recently became available. Before then, if you had flu like symptoms and went to the doctor, you were tested for flu A and B and those probably came back negative. No one had a clue who had COVID-19, before the last couple of weeks, because no test was available for it. So, yes, we are seeing a “spike” in confirmed cases, because now there is actually a test to identify if you have/had the virus.
I spoke with numerous people, that have said over the last couple of months they had flu like symptoms, went to the doctor, and were tested and their flu tests came back negative. This happened to me about a month and a half ago. One medical official even stated they had seen several patients they were sure that had the flu, and did the flu tests, and those tests came back negative.
Maybe COVID-19 has been here longer than just a few weeks or a month. Maybe many people that are getting tested, now that there is actually a test, have already had the virus, gotten over the virus, but testing positive for the virus.
You should practice good health guidelines, but not shut down America, people have to survive and those checks the government are sending out, will not do it.
America is being shut down and it may never re-open for business. This is truly a sad time.
Op-Ed by Mark Huber