I understand that no one wants to acknowledge the fact of death, yet death is an inescapable part of our life. It's why many us believe in life after this life and, at least in my opinion, it is the only thing that would explain why we are here in the first place with a requirement to live as our Creator wishes us to. However, whether we believe that or not, all are fearful when they are inundated with things that frighten them, so maybe a look at the numbers associated with death from multiple causes can help us to calm down. To do so, I use a site named worldometer (just Google it to see for yourself) which provides running lines of data in many areas including health to clients which use the date for their work, including Johns Hopkins' Center for Systems Science and Engineering, a site relied on by Drs. Fauci and Birx. Remember, the data is only as good as what the field locations (world nations) provide but it is truly very telling when you look at it against different situations. Here are worldwide death numbers for some key health-related issues for 2020 up through April 1st at six this morning in the Eastern time zone. They are listed from the lowest to the highest in volume on the list, rounded to the nearest thousand .
CoronaVirus 48K, Mothers during birth 78K, Seasonal flu 122K, Malaria 247K,
Suicide 270K, Traffic fatalities 341K HIV/Aids 424K, Cancer 2.078 million and
Abortion 10.737 million.
Keep in mind there are many other categories which could be included but are not here for brevity. So, look at these numbers and see what they tell you and reach your own conclusions. But with this week's unemployment claims combined with last week's which reaches nearly ten million, it should be obvious why the President offers concerns about the cure perhaps being more dangerous than the disease. At the least, it should temper the fear of what is going on and help us determine how to get this done quickly so that people can get back to work. If we don't get this over with quickly, there won't be work to get back to and the prospect of ten million workers, plus the many family members they work for, starving to death make the CoronaVirus look small indeed. And those unemployment numbers will grow more and more as time goes on. Yes, we need to have our people protected from the virus, but we also need to realize that without people working, the government will have no resources to use to help anyone. So, the question is not just how do we stop this virus, but it is also how do we get our country restarted? With human nature being what it is, if we don't get both in tandem, our society will start to crumble quickly. As it crumbles, it will unravel and the result will be irreversibly horrific. Think about that one when you get your two thousand dollar or whatever value it holds and try to live your life on that for a month. 'Nuff said. Mad Max might be nothing to what we could face.