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Nine of ten Covid deaths in U.S. are 65 and older.
Biden declared pandemic over but the elderly are still dying.
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President Biden may have declared the Covid pandemic over.
For those over 65 it clearly is not.
Ironically, Biden is 80.
Nine out of ten Covid deaths in the United States are among those over 65.
Disclosure. Anne and I are 74.
On our current Thanksgiving trip east from Chicago we traveled by air and train.
We were nearly alone in wearing masks.
Waiting in line doing some food shopping a thirty-something woman behind us looked at Anne and said, “Oh. I didn’t know people were still wearing those.”
“There’s still a pandemic,” Anne politely explained.
I would not have been so polite.
But the problem goes beyond one rude Gen Xer without a filter.
Older Americans have consistently been the worst hit during the crisis, as evident in the scores of early nursing home deaths.
Today, with nearly 9 in 10 covid deaths among people 65 or older, it is the highest rate ever.
Some epidemiologists and demographers predict the trend of older, sicker and poorer people dying at disproportionate rates will continue, raising hard questions about the trade-offs Americans are making in pursuit of normalcy — and at whose expense. The situation mirrors the way some other infectious diseases, such as malaria and polio, rage in the developing world while they are largely ignored elsewhere. (Washington Post)
It appears that the government has thrown in the towel on Covid and this has had a devastating impact on the poor and the elderly.
The situation has become, in the language of the bureaucrats, an “acceptable loss”.
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