Coronavirus became 12X more deadly after just one month of the Biden administration

The CDC, early morning on January 20, 2021 (i.e., the last few hours of the Trump Dictatorship; via

From an epidemiologist’s point of view, the best “reference group” for a disease that kills 82-year-olds is 18-29-year-olds. If you’re old, you have a 63,000% chance of dying (“630x higher”).

From February 18, 2021:

After just one month scientific government by President Biden, Dr. Jill Biden, M.D., and President Harris, an old person has a 790,000% chance of dying (“7900x”). Get the great-grandkids to dig 7,900 graves in the backyard.

(Of course, the frightening 12.5X increase in the deadliness of COVID-19 is a result of changing the comparison group for this killer of the elderly to 5-17-year-olds.)

The latest version of the page:

(Thanks to a reader, whose identity I must protect from the virtue police, for pointing me to this page.)

See also “With Vaccination Goal in Doubt, Biden Warns of Variant’s Threat” (NYT, June 18):

State health officials are trying to persuade the hesitant. In West Virginia, where just over a third of the population is fully vaccinated, Dr. Clay Marsh, the state’s coronavirus czar, said young people were proving especially difficult to win over.

“There was a narrative earlier in the pandemic that is really haunting us, which is that young people are really protected,” he said. “There’s a false belief that for many young people who are otherwise healthy that they still have a relatively free ride with this, and if they get infected, they’ll be fine.”

Dr. Joe Biden, M.D., Ph.D., to the rescue:

“The best way to protect yourself against these variants is to get vaccinated,” the president declared.

That should persuade healthy 16-year-olds that they need to take a few days off to get two injections, recover from the flu-style symptoms, etc.! Certainly they won’t continue to hold the “false belief” that they are roughly 1/8,000th as likely to die from COVID-19 as an old person.

4 thoughts on “Coronavirus became 12X more deadly after just one month of the Biden administration

  1. Alternate headline: “Coronavirus became 12X more deadly as deaths increased among the already vaccinated”.

  2. Important update: it looks like hell just froze over, because as of today the WHO is recommending against COVID vaccinations for children below the age of 18. #ScienceIsSettled #FollowTheScience.

    • RS: is what you found? “Children should not be vaccinated for the moment. There is not yet enough evidence on the use of vaccines against COVID-19 in children to make recommendations for children to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Children and adolescents tend to have milder disease compared to adults. However, children should continue to have the recommended childhood vaccines.”

      They imply that for over-18s it is “safe” to be vaccinated, but don’t address the ethical issue in (even if something is “safe”, it isn’t obvious that a doctor should apply a medicine to a patient unless there is some potential benefit to him/her/zir/them (the actual patient, not society at large))

      I do wonder how long it will take for the WHO to #FollowTheScience. Scientists at the FDA approved the Pfizer shot for 12-15-year-olds on May 10, 2021. The shot was approved on December 11, 2020 for 16- and 17-year-olds. The WHO web page was updated at least through June 3, 2021. As you point out, the Science is Settled so this is indeed confusing.

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