Update (20201027): The guys at Powerline have uncovered another interesting angle on this Blue Flu (thanks in part to Tom Hauser, one of the few local reporters doing actual reporter work like reporters are supposed to).
Following the data presented in this series and tuning in to the Minnesota Department of Health press briefings, I have found this astounding fact: virtually all deaths attributed to COVID-19 have occurred among decedents with one of seven serious underlying health conditions such as chronic lung disease, severe obesity, and diabetes
In the past, I’ve let the Strib decide which Blue Flu stats were important, but I’ve been frustrated by what and how they do so. Like any other left-wing outlet, I know they intentionally leave out and/or obfuscate interesting stats, so I’m using stats from the MN Dept of Health which seems pretty thorough.
One of the stats that is hidden by the Strib is the actual raw numbers of deaths classified by age (as of October 26, 2020). I think that’s because it hides how few people under 50, and especially under 40, have been effected by this so-called plague. The following is age group, cumulative number of cases, and cumulative number of deaths.
0-4 years 2,636 1
5-9 years 2,759 0
10-14 years 4,158 0
15-19 years 12,105 0
20-24 years 16,958 1
25-29 years 13,156 3 (5 people under 30 out of 2353)
30-34 years 11,960 9
35-39 years 10,900 10 (24 under 40)
40-44 years 9,803 11
45-49 years 9,335 23 (58 under 50)
50-54 years 9,300 52
55-59 years 8,652 73
60-64 years 6,891 131
65-69 years 4,639 160
70-74 years 3,546 228
75-79 years 2,669 247
80-84 years 2,161 370
85-89 years 1,827 411
90-94 years 1,266 380
95-99 years 539 200
100+ years 98 43
The number of deaths has been claimed to be a bit unreliable, both in MN and elsewhere, but the reliability of the number of cases is known to be more than a bit unreliable. I mean, if you got the Blue Flu, felt a little off and/or were asymptomatic, but you still went about your business, how would you make into the list of cases above? Nonetheless, this table provides some further interesting relationships.
For example, look at how many people in their 20s have had the Blue Flu. 30114. And compared to deaths, four. If you are in your 20s, you have a 0.013% chance of dying – and first of all, you have to even catch the darn disease.
I just know there’s more here, especially when considering other population statistics. But I’ll have to depend on other, smarter people with better access to statistics to do the work.