- Aug 14, 2016
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We are rowing the same boat here in Western North Carolina. The statistics have been exaggerated, after all, hospitals get a LOT more money if they can say someone died of Covid. They are even bringing Covid patients over from the Mexican border to pump up the Covid numbers. Most Covid deaths are do to the contribution of existing conditions such as diabetes, smoking and lung issues, heart disease, etc. These issues contribute to thousands of deaths during a regular flu season every year...but those numbers are not broadcast in he media like this China virus.People forget what a diverse Country we live in. Not everyone lives in population centers of density. Some of us are in small / low populated States. My beautiful West Virginia is mostly rural - largest City has about 55,000 population. I am between 2 of the 10 largest cities in the State and neither has 20,000.
Since March when they started the death count to start EVERY newscast - we have now had about 524 deaths, mostly in nursing homes which makes one wonder how they got it since the nursing homes were shut down (and I think they died of isolation as much as anything else because they could not see, feel, and touch those they loved and loved them).
Yes the numbers are up - they are testing like mad among other reasons to get the schools open so they can play football and other sports. And again, the sub-headline on the front page of my newspaper today is: Outbreaks reported in several nursing homes around the NCWC region (north central West Virginia) We are outdoors oriented and most of the young obits in our paper are drug related - yes, it is here also as we have several Interstates in WV so they come from Detroit, Pittsburgh, Columbus, and New York with the supplies. Drugs is a bigger problem in this Country than Covid.