Via Don Surber this morning, as reported by Bloomsberg:
"The number of people who received retirement benefits from the Social Security Administration rose 900,000 to 46.4 million in March, the smallest year-over-year gain since April 2009.
"While the Office of the Chief Actuary at the government agency said it is still too early to assess the impact from Covid-19, the year-over-year change appears to reflect excess deaths. About 447,000 people who died from the virus were 65 or older, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or about 80% of total deaths."
I assume that this also would reflect people drawing on all sorts of pensions, government as well as private. For example, I don't draw on SS, just my Civil Service annuity. There'd be plenty more who are older than I am on CS who might number among those excess deaths. Lots of Vets, as well. Herd immunity morphs into culling the herd? That's the Gates plan, or am I missing something?
And from Fox we learn:
The U.S. birth rate fell 4% last year, the largest single-year decrease in nearly 50 years, according to a government report being released Wednesday.
The pandemic no doubt contributed to last year's big decline, experts say. Anxiety about COVID-19 and its impact on the economy likely caused many couples to think that having a baby right then was a bad idea.
By the way, Fox's report is quite thorough. It goes into lots of stats, examining it all from various angles.
And with follow up vaxxing still to come ...
And Pfizer is seeking approval to give their vaccine to children ages 2 to 11? Why? Is there any evidence backing up this move? I'm trying to keep an open mind about Pfizer. It's a losing battle.ReplyDelete
No evidence whatsoever.Delete
In my darker moments I have speculated that the CCP was cooking up this virus precisely to “cull” its own elderly population.ReplyDelete
The birth rate intrigues me... That says people are financially scared.ReplyDelete
I had personally wondered if we were going to see a huge upswing of "covid babies". It's a phenomenon seen in the south in hurricane areas when you end up with a week or two of nothing to do but drink and have sex. 9 months later you see the hospitals slammed with "hurricane babies".
Total US deaths last year were a moot number... Something else is up.
I keep hearing / seeing conflicting numbers but 35-50% of new cases are vaccinated. I still say the testing is flawed, no one wants to say it. Also the incurable influenza is still a cured virus.
In all that data is the answers for the brave that want to touch it.
Not long ago I cited the Yale epidemiologist what was saying that as many as 60% of cases presented for treatment--so symptomatic and not just positive tests--had been vaxxed.Delete
I always believed that Obamacare's intent was to have an adverse impact on the elderly through denial of treatment thereby saving Medicare money and Social Security payments. Judging by those numbers Covid did the trick.ReplyDelete