Since the outset of the Covid-19 pandemic, what portion of all deaths of U.S. residents aged 65 and older have involved C-19?
Since the outset of the C-19 pandemic on March 11, the National Center for Health Statistics has recorded 108,175 deaths involving C-19 for people aged 65 and older and 875,777 deaths from all causes in this age group. This amounts to 12%. Because the virus that causes C-19 does not mutate nearly as much as flu viruses, C-19 is far less likely to keep taking lives regardless of acquired immunity and vaccines. If this proves true in the long run, as the current genetic evidence indicates, the lifetime risk of dying from C-19 is greatly overstated by comparing its current death toll to common causes of untimely death that occur every year, like the flu, cancer, cardiac events, accidents, and suicides.