Is Your Fear the Product of an Imbalance of the Facts?

Recent Scary Headlines

The Texas Tribune 7/10/2020 | As Texas morgues fill up, refrigerator trucks are on the way in several counties

The Houston Chronicle 7/14/2020 | Texas counties are requesting refrigerated trucks as morgues fill amid coronavirus

The Texas Tribune 7/21/2020 | These “last responders” deal with the bodies as coronavirus deaths surge in the Rio Grande Valley

What Are The Numbers?

CDC statistics are usually two years old by the time they are published. The complexities of collecting data from 50 states, 3,141 counties, sorting, classifying and verifying make for a significant undertaking.

Data in the upper chart was extracted from the CDC website Stats of the State of Texas – 2017.

Data in the lower chart was extracted from the worldometer website Texas Coronavirus Cases on 7/22/2020 at 0630 hours CDT.

The Big Question

If the deaths attributed to the novel coronavirus overwhelm Texas morgues, what do they do with the much greater number of bodies that die from the leading causes of death? Leave them by the curb?

Winston Churchill observed, “A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.

The Next Big Questions

  • If governments order the closures of restaurants due to the possibility of someone dying from the novel coronavirus (look at the numbers above), why not close restaurants permanently due to so many of us dying of heart disease, cancer, and diabetes?
  • How is it that 4,299 deaths from the virus overwhelm morgues but 79,296 deaths from the leading causes of death do not overwhelm morgues?
  • 204 days X 374 deaths per day = 79,296 deaths in Texas since Jan 1, 2020 – COVID-19 DEATHS EXCLUDED.

My Opinion

Widespread public fear of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus is disproportional to the actual threat.

If you get all your information from liberal news services, media bias will forever keep you in fear.

Napoleon Hill said, “Fears are nothing more than a state of mind.”

This is not to suggest you ignore the risk of infection from the airborne pathogen. Do what you need to do to avoid catching the flu or a cold. Avoid those who are symptomatic or who have been confirmed to have either the flu or a cold. Practice common sense and the go about your business.

Do you know it is possible to have a sterile environment during the present pandemic? There are solutions to keep you in business.

How can we help you create an all-season indoor environment free of airborne pathogens?

John White

Published by John White

A lifetime (over 50 years) of experiences with automation and control systems ranging from aerospace navigation, radar, and ordinance delivery systems to the world's first robotic drilling machine for the oil patch, to process-control systems, energy management systems and general problem-solving. At present, my focus is on self-funding HVAC retrofit projects and indoor air quality with a view to preventing infections from airborne pathogens.

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