We know many people who got Covid, and not one died or had serious complications. We know several people who died in the last year though, including my 89 year old mom, of non Covid related things. The media and government have completely distorted this disease to scare people with statistics.
First of all, I’m sorry for your loss. I also lost a parent last year due to non-Covid related complications. It was incredibly tough to get healthcare during that time due to the Covid outbreak.
I don’t think there is any “distorted” conception of the disease. Taiwan has a near 5% death rate and this is without the Delta variant. We all saw what home quarantine almost did in Pingtung with respect to the Delta variant. People who are fully vaccinated are more likely to be complacent during quarantine and cause an outbreak. The below case is from today:
I know that 99.9% of folks will not break home quarantine rules, but 0.1% will and the risks are just too damn high. Even by the most optimistic of predictions it would take at least 3 more months to fully vaccinate 70% of the more vulnerable priority groups. A Delta outbreak before then would be tragic.
We know many people who got Covid, and not one died or had serious complications.
Your sample set of 10/20 people who didn’t die after contracting Covid does not mean that Covid is being blown out of proportion. Sentiment such as this is what caused a catastrophe in India and the U.S. Have you considered how many of your sample set were in vulnerable groups? How many had comorbidities? Just because you don’t have any personal experience doesn’t invalidate the statistics.
But we know many people who’ve put off cancer screenings, even visits to the doctor, and the number of people we know who’ve gained a lot of weight during the Covid period is shocking. So idiotic government policy is going to kill a lot of people in the long run, that’s a fact.
This may have happened in the U.S, but fortunately the cases are low enough in Taiwan to seek healthcare for other complications without being too nervous. Taiwan managed to reach good numbers within two months due to these strict measures. If the US was as “stupid” as Taiwan, then maybe their death count would be a couple of orders of magnitude lesser.