The mainstream media continue to report the number of COVID-19 cases going up and sometimes note that the number is expected to go up because the number of people tested every day keeps increasing.
People are so concerned about the number of cases increasing that some states such as Texas are reinstating restrictions that had been lifted.
But why isn’t the above graph from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on the fatality rate of COVID-19 also being reported?
The graph above is the latest one available from the CDC and can be found, if you look diligently, at the very bottom of the weekly report on COVID-19 at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/covid-data/covidview/index.html.
According to an article in OutKick, Sunday, June 21, the number of COVID-19 deaths declined from the high on April 21 by 90 percent.
On April 21, 2,693 COVID-19 deaths were reported in the US. On Sunday, June 21, 267 COVID-19 deaths were reported.
What received top billing is that that same day 26,079 new COVID-19 cases were reported.
In a country of more than 330 million people, 267 people died from COVID-19 on June 21, while on average about 7,200 people died that same day from other causes, according to OutKick.
It is also worth noting that according to recent studies the percentage of people who have COVID-19 is much higher than previously estimated. One study estimated the true number of cases in March through April 4 was “from 5 to 50 times greater than the official positive test counts.” If the new estimates are verified, that would mean that the fatality rate from COVID-19 is also much lower than the earlier estimates.
The mainstream media are heavily emphasizing the number of new cases and the total number of deaths but not that in the US the total number of deaths has been dropping like a rock.
The CDC notes that because of different reporting methods the reports on the total number of deaths lags behind the total number of new cases being reported, but even if the total number of daily fatalities has doubled in the past week, it would still be more than a 50 percent drop over the peak in April. But, according to the latest graph from the CDC, the fatality rate continues to drop.