Editorial: Sequester the ill and elderly NOT the young and fit!

Editorial: Sequester the ill and elderly NOT the young and fit!

The Italian government  reports that 99.2% of the people who died of coronavirus had substantial underlying conditions.  So why are we locking down the entire population and collapsing the economy, throwing millions of families into poverty... when this poses little risk to healthy, fit people?
Another study found
88% of the people who died in a New York study had two or more underlying conditions.
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he most common "underlying condition" in America is Obesity!  Americans are grossly fat!  The CDC says 42% of Americans are medically obese! We have an epidemic  of obesity caused largely by the individuals themselves. The medical community has been saying for decades that many Americans don't exercise hard enough or often enough and eat too much, particular junk foods. Yet Hollywood elites claimed that "Plus sizes" were just a lifestyle choice.  Now all Americans are paying the price for their sloth!
All of this means that if you are not elderly and not fat, and don't have a substantial health issue... you're likely to be just fine! Georgia, which reopened on Monday, April 27, 2020, has 10,200,00 residents. Of those, to date (April 27, 2020) about 1,000 have died of "coronavirus".  Which means, 99.99% did NOT die!
And keep in mind, the coronavirus / COVID-19 numbers are being intentionally inflated.  Dr. Deborah Birx has directed coroners through the CDC to code deaths as caused by COVID-19 if the virus is merely present in the person's system. In her own words, "If Someone Dies With COVID-19 We Are Counting That As A COVID-19 Death".  This is insanity.  She's telling coroners to deliberately misrepresent the cause of death!  Imagine someone with a cold walks across a street and is hit and killed by a a car? Would the cause of death be the cold.  Of course not!  But that is what Dr. Birx is doing! As we have seen above, almost all COVID-19 victims who die have co-morbidities, other conditions that put them at much greater risk.  In blunt terms, many of these people are nearing the end of their lioves and are just hanging on.
Coronavirus no more caused their death than if they watched a scary movie and got a fright!
It's time to base our decisions on facts and science, not emotion and politics.
We need to reopen America for business for the young and healthy - and keep the elderly and ill sequestered instead!
Poverty will kill more people going forward, if we don't change our approac.

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