B) It’s not just old people where this is life threatening. It’s sick or previously sick people too. One in three Americans have a prior illness or disability. Or healthy people w high volumes of exposure. This can be life threatening if you spread this sound.
Thank you Andy for saying what so many of us are thinking. I want to scream at the people who think everyone dying is severely ill to begin with because they don't understand the definition of comorbidity or don't get that almost half the adult population falls into one or more of the most common COVID comorbidities of hypertension, obesity, and diabetes.
They also don't have a clear understanding of how death certificates work, apparently. By their logic, if my mother dies in a car accident it shouldn't be recorded as a traffic fatality because she is 81 with COPD, hypertension, diabetes, and congestive heart failure. Cuz, you know, she was going to die of one of those at some point anyway. Putting "traffic accident" as her cause of death just makes driving seem far more dangerous than it really is for the rest of us.