Imagine how different the global response to COVID would have been, and would be, if the media, politicians and public health officials referred to the affliction not as COVID but as VOPDOC: Very Old People Dying of a Cough.
This, of course, would not be entirely accurate, because it’s not exactly a “cough” (not for everyone), and many people who are *not* very old have died of the disease. But it would be far more accurate than the hysterical nonsense that has been endlessly peddled by our institutions for nine months, striking useless, debilitating fear into the hearts of the elderly and the young alike, wrecking countless lives and reducing most social interactions to looking at stuff on a screen.
VOPDOC would certainly be far more accurate than calling COVID a “plague,” less misleading than calling it a “once-in-a-century pandemic” (the 1957-58 Asian flu says otherwise), and less idiotic than comparing COVID to the Spanish Flu, in which the average age of death was 28 years old.
Let’s take a look at the latest COVID numbers for Connecticut, which I would note has a population of 3.5 million and is adjacent to New York City, as we head into this terrifying plague’s winter wave:
- Dec. 23 current hospitalizations: 1,155
- Dec. 15 current hospitalizations (90-day peak): 1,269
- Dec. 23 new deaths: 33
- Oct. 1 new deaths: 3
- Total deaths (cumulative): 5,736
- Total deaths in long-term care (cumulative): 3,736
Like I said. Very Old People Dying of a Cough. QED.