In a small central European country Slovakia (population 5 and half million) so far 20 persons died of corona virus. The low number implies, that the number is not inflated by other causes of deaths, that their stats are honest. In the same country 40 people drown every year. People are now starting to ask a question: “Will everybody have to walk around in a life jacket?”
Here in South Africa the population is about ten times that of Slovakia. By the same token the number of deaths from corona virus should be around 200. However the number given in the media is over 15 000 deaths. The number is obviously grossly inflated. But, wait for it! The number of people murdered in 2019 in South Africa is 21 170 people. Yes! On average 58 people were murdered every day. Can we now expect a regulation requiring all of us wearing a bulletproof vest? Or some similar idiotic regulation? Incidentally 78475 people died in South Africa of heart diseases, 47085 of cancer, 41975 of TB, and 29930 of malaria during 2019 (see Stats SA online). Compare these numbers to covid deaths. Where is the epidemic?
When I walk on the street I do not wear a mask. I keep it in my pocket. When I walk into the shop I put the mask on, but I keep it below my nose level. I want to breathe oxygen, not carbon dioxide.