The years of our life are seventy, or even by reason of strength eighty. (Psalm 90:10)
While the media continues to flash large, scary numbers across the screen with hardly any context, here are the facts, according to the CDC.
As of August 1, only 3.2% of the American population is older than 85, yet 33% of people who died with COVID-19 belonged to this age group.
Only 7% of the American population is older than 75, yet 59% of people who have died with COVID-19 were in this age group.
Compare these statistics with those who are younger than 55—70% of the American population. Only 8% of all people who have died with COVID-19 were in this age group.
COVID-19 deaths don’t register even 1/10 of a percent until the age group of 15-24. Only 0.2% of people who have died with COVID-19 were in this age group.
In short, the median age of all Americans who died with COVID-19 is 78, which was already our life expectancy in the United States.
Furthermore, you may have noticed I did not provide statistics for people who died from COVID-19. As far as I know, those numbers don’t exist. The CDC is counting those who die with COVID-19, not from it.
We do not have justification for lockdowns, quarantines, or even mandatory face masks.