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According to the CDC, if you get infected with Covid-19, your survival rate is:

Age 0-19: 99.997%
Age 20-49: 99.98%
Age 50-69: 99.5%
Age 70+: 94.6%

Funny, no one's reporting that.

cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/

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@PhoneBoy and yet the banner at the top of the CDC website still proudly proclaims:

"Wear a mask. Protect others".

Assholes.

@PhoneBoy haven't you heard? CDC is now under the full control of Mr. Trump himself. We aren't allowed to listen to them anymore for any reason.

@PhoneBoy
Just wait another month for the death rate to be halfed again...

I love watching these numbers so much.

@PhoneBoy And how many of the ones who are dying in the younger age cohorts have rare medical conditions? ABC is using the death of a 19 year old Appalachian State student, but leaving out that his doctors believe he had a previously undetected and rare neurological condition. The point is, if you aren't one of the 2 in 100,000 people who have Guillain Barre syndrome, then your risk profile is not changed by this 19 year olds death, sad though it is.

@fucksiliconvalley that’s true in all the age groups: how do you know they didn’t have 33 other conditions that, even if COVID-1984 didn’t come along, would have killed the person a few months later?

@PhoneBoy 100% agree. My guess is that COVID-1984 (good name) is having a pull-forward effect on those who were close to death anyway. That isn't to say it isn't sad that people lost weeks or months of life -- we should mourn the loss regardless. But, we shouldn't rob the living of years of living their lives.

@fucksiliconvalley not to mention all the people who lost their livelihoods and suicided themselves, all the domestic violence, etc. So many unintended consequences no one is considering.

@PhoneBoy you and I both know it's not simply that they aren't considering it -- they simply don't care. That people are losing their lives and livelihoods is a feature, not a bug.

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