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Sun Dec 6, 2020, 08:59 PM

5. 1 in 3 recent deaths tied to COVID. 40% of deaths recently due to respiratory vs. 5-10% normally

https://www.mprnews.org/story/2020/12/06/latest-on-covid19-in-mn
Minnesotaís daily death counts from COVID-19 have been especially hard to handle over the past two months. More than 1,100 people died in November alone, about 30 percent of the total in the entire pandemic.

Itís now killing Minnesotans at a rate far higher than any recent flu season. Roughly one-third of all recent deaths in Minnesota are tied to COVID-19.



In the past few years, respiratory illnesses have been a major contributing factor in about 5 to 10 percent of all deaths in Minnesota, depending on the time of year.

They accounted for around 20 percent of deaths during the stateís May COVID-19 wave. Now itís even higher: nearly 40 percent of all deaths in Minnesota in recent weeks have been attributed to a respiratory illness such as COVID-19, influenza or pneumonia.


There are other articles that say that flu deaths are way down. So Covid is not only replacing flu deaths, but adding many more deaths.

In case some fuckhead tells you its just the flu and we didn't shut down over the flu since 1918 or so, so why are we doing it now (yes, saw that kind of crap many times on the Havens Garden Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/havensgardenmn -- people there who are pushing back would no doubt very much appreciate a "Like" to their posts).

Then there are postings like if you are such a scaredy cat, then stay home but don't tell me not to go out and have fun, that's my choice to take the risk, FREEDUM, (in their sociopathic minds there's no concept of how spreading this shit around infects people who are choosing not to take risks, such as vulnerable people who, no matter how much effort they make to isolate etc., still get it, e.g. from caregivers who are also doing their utmost to stay clean).

And its not my choice to pay your hospital bills through higher insurance rates and taxes.

Anymore than say a drunk driver isn't just putting themselves at risk, but everyone else on the road (or sidewalk), and we all pick up most of their medical bills, including the insured ones.

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