Isn’t it weird like “all other causes of death” suddenly stopped and like every single death in the world is because of CoViD-19? 😀 hahaha…
It seems like it’s the number 1 cause of death now.
As I always say, there should always be a “simple comparative analysis” for any decision and I have been wondering since this quarantine started how many lives will be negatively affected (including deaths) if we do the quarantine.
We only see the deaths of CoViD-19 now but for comparison I would be interested to know how many lives were lost due to delayed diagnoses/treatments cancer, heart disease, diabetes, kidney disease, etc. due to the quarantine here in the Philippines? The number of Filipinos who got depressed because of the isolation, loss of income, etc. and those that committed murder or suicide because of it? The number of Filipino killed by someone desperate because of the quarantine thinking they might die of hunger? Because according to the attached image below (sourced from US Centers for Disease Control and their Census), more people have died on other causes which might have been prevented, or delayed, if they were able to address it like we address CoViD-19.
See the number? Just 0.02% chance of dying from CoViD-19 and majority of which are deaths are from patients with diabetes, hypertension, obesity and other lifestyle diseases based on global data versus other causes which is 0.87%.
As I have said before this quarantine started, the experts of PDuts should have been ready with these “projections” then for simple comparative analysis and they should have been ready with the number of actual cases on these things now in parallel with CoViD-19 numbers.
That’s what transparency is all about. Such transparency will give us a better understanding of what’s truly happening at the moment. Such transparency will help us better manage our fears.
Click here to read the full article of The Washington Times.