It's also worth noting that while we've permitted ourselves to be whipped into mass hysteria by irresponsible media reportage, the hard facts make it clear that SARS-COV-2 is a very minor risk factor in comparison to other risks we incur every day. More than 8 months into the pandemic, fewer people have died than in a bad flu season (WHO data) and less than a fifth who die each year from obesity-related diseases. We know from the data that covid-19 is fatal to less than one-tenth of one percent of the population, in contrast to the Spanish Flu of 2918, which killed up to 5% of those infected. In other words, we destroyed the world economy and threw 1,500,000,000 people (nearly as many as the entire global population in 1918) into financial distress so that media barons could maintain nice profit margins for their organizations.

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