I have not posted on the Right To Gripe in quite some time but feel the need to bring it back with a weekly Gripe. My reason for bringing this Blog back is my intolerance of some people and their inaccurate postings on Facebook. I have to tell you that this is quickly becoming one of my top 5 pet peeves. It won't replace the masses being idiots thouygh! During the election which put Donald Trump in the White House and now during the Covid 19 Pandemic people are posting inaccurate information on the web more and more. For some reason, they feel the need to post bogus stories from news and web sites with a zero reputation ranking. They are posting nilly willy video's of people giving their opinions and treating them like fact. Right now we see so called doctors and even general practitioners posting contradicting stories and video's about the Corona Viruses. These posts are contradicting to the viral and pandemic experts from around the world who actually know what the are doing.
One of these topics that we see quite often is the Covid 19 Virus is no different that other viruses that we get all the time. This statement drives me CRAZY! Medical workers on the front lines in Covid 19 hot spots will tell you different as well as the viral experts who deal with viruses everyday. NO, it is much different and here are some facts that prove this.
Virus # of Cases In U.S. # of Deaths in U.S. % of Deaths
Covid 19 1,350,000 79,773 5.9%
H1N1 60,800,000 12,469 0.02%
Swine Flu 1,400,000,000 575,400 0.04%
Avian Flu 0.00 0.00 0.00%
* H1N1, Swine and Avian flu numbers are based on a 1 year span of time versus a much shorter time for Covid 19.
Listen to the experts! Stay at home and wear a mask when you go out. Is it hard to do these things? Not really. Let's make sure we can kick the BIG 19 so we can get back to what will be a new normal.