Numbers don't lie
Updated: an hour ago
"The authors report that during this 5-month period, a total of 1 336 561 deaths occurred in the US, an estimated 20% increase compared with the number of expected deaths, and representing 225 530 excess deaths.2Approximately 67% of these excess deaths were attributable directly to COVID-19, whereas excess deaths attributed to other causes also could have been related to the pandemic in general."
1.Woolf SH , Chapman DA , Sabo RT , et al. Excess deaths from COVID-19 and other causes, March-July 2020. JAMA. Published online October 12, 2020. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.19545
2.Woolf SH , Chapman DA , Sabo RT , et al. Excess deaths from COVID-19 and other causes, March-July 2020. JAMA. Published online October 12, 2020. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.19545
What does this mean? That the reported numbers regarding COVID are accurate and that we need to have a cohesive plan in place and a mindful, hopeful intention toward healing.
Please be patient, hopeful, and inventive. How are your life plans changing? Sometimes it looks dark before the ideas and plans come to fruition. Everything is changing small and large and we will be okay if we stay hopeful and do our personal work.