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1 MILLION COVID 19 DEATHS – SOME PERSPECTIVE PLEASE

The BBC World Service has reported along with many other international media organizations, the passing of the 1 million mark of Covid 19 related deaths worldwide over the nine months since the ‘pandemic’ began in January/February this year which has seen the shutdown of the world economy brought on by governmental (and media ) reaction to the ‘crisis’.

Some perspective is required. Worldwide deaths per year:

  • Tobacco related 7 million
  • Air pollution 7 million
  • Strokes (cerebrovascular) 5.5 million
  • Diabetes 1.6 million
  • Tuberculosis 1,500,000
  • Road crashes 1,350,000
  • Pneumonia 800,000
  • AIDS related 690,000
  • Breast cancer 627,000
  • Influenza 250,000 to 500,000
  • Inadequate sanitation 432,000
  • Murder 400,000
  • Prostate cancer 358,989
  • Preventable pregnancy related 295,000
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