Red alert! Prepare to commit mass suicide! This virus is out of control!
CDC estimates that so far this season there have been at least 34 million flu illnesses, 350,000 hospitalizations and 20,000 deaths from flu.
These numbers are SO FAR THIS YEAR through 29 February in the United States.
Of the 20,000 deaths, 136 have been children.
But… these infections (34,000,000 is fully TEN PERCENT of the TOTAL POPULATION) are… different. The 350,000 hospitalizations, those too are… different. But the most import thing to remember is the the 20,000 people who have died of H1N1 flu in the US so far this year… they are dead in a DIFFERENT SORT OF WAY. To paraphrase Procol Harum, those who die of Coronavirus are a “deader sort of deceased” than those mere plebs who die of simple H1N1 flu.
And the 136 children that have died of flu so far this year in the US? Well, let’s just call them post-natal abortions. Think how much money their parents just saved. Heck, there are probably one or two women out there right now who will be able to become successful Hollywood actresses because their child is dead and they are no longer shackled and enslaved by motherhood.
Verse 2 of Procol Harum’s “Whiter Shade of Pale”:
She said, “There is no reason,
And the truth is plain to see.”
But I wandered through my playing cards
And would not let her be
One of sixteen vestal virgins
Who were leaving for the coast
And although my eyes were open
They might just as well have been closed.