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What do scary COVID-19 life expectancy statistics ACTUALLY mean?

If you ask me, the mainstream media isn’t just trying to SCARE you.  

They’re trying to TERRIFY you! 

Think I’m wrong?  

Just look at the latest breathless headlines about the DROP in life expectancy due to COVID-19 

Friend, you won’t get that kind of FEAR-MONGERING from me.  

I saw those headlines too – but before I got ALARMED, I took a look at the FACTS.  

I did the research… and I’m going to give it to you straight.  

There’s NO hidden agenda here.  

I’ll be UPFRONT with you about what you need to know about the latest research on lifespan in the “COVID Era”…  

What could be cause for concern…  

And what you can do about it. 

Life in the time of COVID-19 

Here’s the statement from the Oxford University study’s lead author that’s got mainstream media outlets in a tizzy: 

“For Western European countries such as Spain, England and Wales, Italy, Belgium, among others, the last time such large magnitudes of declines in life expectancy at birth were observed in a single year was during WW II.” 

But true to form, you may be only hearing a PARTIAL truth. 

For instance, look at Oxford’s statistics for Denmark and Norway specifically… and you’ll see there was no drop in life expectancy at all.  

Now, it’s true that too many folks died during the COVID-19 pandemic last year… both in this country and around the world.  

That’s too many folks who MIGHT’VE survived under DIFFERENT circumstances 

Like if they’d been protected by STRONGER immune defenses…  

Or if they’d received FASTER and MORE EFFECTIVE care 

Mainstream medicine was caught with its pants down when this “novel” virus struck… and didn’t always have the tools, treatments, or resources (including staffing) necessary to address patient needs. 

But that doesn’t mean you can EXPECT to die sooner in the years moving forward! 

COVID-19 hasn’t necessarily shaved any time off of YOUR life – and it doesn’t HAVE to, either! 

You see, statistics work best with a LARGE pool of data… but they can be SKEWED by one major event.  

During the 6 years of World War II, for instance, the death toll was estimated around 60 million – many of whom were very young soldiers who would’ve had LONG lives to live, were it not for the war.  

Once the war was over, there’s no reason why the expected lifespan of newborn babies (which is how life expectancy is measured) wouldn’t have just returned to what it was before the war started. 

Even CBS has reported that life expectancy “bounced back” after its WWII drops… as well as when it took a nosedive in the wake of World War I and the Spanish flu.  

More importantly, CBS says, “experts believe it will this time, too.”  

We just don’t know WHEN… and we WON’T know until this pandemic is OVER.   

Now, with COVID-19, the “official” CDC death count in this country is over 700,000– and those souls should be mourned.  

As in WWII, some of those casualties were taken too soon. And when you’re playing a numbers game, their young age will bring down the average.  

Those “young deaths” are what’s called “outliers in the data”… or abnormal data sets. They shouldn’t be IGNORED… but they also shouldn’t be OVEREMPHASIZED.  

Aside from those younger folks who tragically died during the COVID-19 pandemic, let’s look at some of the OTHER deaths.  

We know that a virus like SARS-Cov-2 is an OPPORTUNIST… and SEEKS OUT the easiest targets.  

That means that out of those total deaths, it likely struck some of those who were ALREADY sick and weak. No one knows how much time they would’ve had left to go WITHOUT the new threat.  

Besides, tracking deaths caused by COVID-19 is a grossly imperfect science… and the subject of A LOT of debate in terms of which deaths “count” and which ones don’t.  

We’ll probably never know the TRUE death toll of COVID-19.  

And in my book, that makes the estimates of life expectancy in its wake pretty much WORTHLESS. 

When it comes to ourselves and those we love, EVERY moment is precious. We want to spend as much time as we can together… and not have ANYTHING cut that short.  

We GRIEVE those we’ve lost.  

But we have some CONTROL over what happens next. Because we’re in a very different position now than we were in mid-March 2020.  

Folks are MORE FOCUSED on shoring up their immunity. We’re EXPLORING new frontiers in therapies.  

And while there’s no official “cure” for COVID-19… at least not YET…  

It is NOT necessarily a death sentence.  

Don’t let ANYBODY make you believe that it is.  

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