That is interesting.
I know the numbers do not always agree from one website to another but I keep it simple and consistent, and stay with the website that brought me to the dance.
So, yesterday another 1574 people died. We now total 817,326 deaths.
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My GF and I were talking about all the deaths from heart disease and diabetes, etc.
Here are some stats on heart disease deaths in the US. The numbers are quite high. But we live with it and go on with life. The big difference with all of these other killers is that they are not contagious. I have had 5 family members die of cancer. I went and visited all of them in the hospitals and held their hands as they were suffering and dying.
Cancer is not contagious so no special precautions are needed to visit a cancer patient, etc. ( I was a smoker back then and my dad was dying of lung cancer. And I would sit with him in his hospital room as we burned one Marlburo after another. It was too late for him so no point in quitting, and I was a nicotine slave at the time. And yes, hospitals had ashtrays for the smokers back then in 1988 ).
We cannot do that with Covid. Hell, we cannot even go visit our dying loved ones.
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Your study is for 2017. I will like to see how 2020 and 2021 average out for daily deaths.
I did some playing around with the numbers.
Using standard business practice of 360 days per year.
7,708 per day average x 360 = 2,774,880 total deaths + (817,000 Covid deaths/2 years)/360 = 2,774,880 + 408,500= 3,183,380 deaths per year/360
3,183,380/360 = 8,842 deaths per day average when Covid deaths are included with the 2017 daily deaths number.
7708 * 12% = 924. 924 + 7708 = 8632. So, using these numbers, Covid has increased the 2017 daily death rate by a little more than 12%.
12% is a huge increase ! 12% dividend payout ratios makes Wall Street investors drool. Most retailers would be on the moon for a 12% pretax profit margin.
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This is just simple arithmetic and will not be accurate. But it would be interesting to see how it matches up with real data from the CDC in a couple of years.