#COVID19 Deaths Per Million is a misleading statistic. In Canada, 77% of deaths are in nursing homes.

Using deaths/million makes it seem like the deaths are as a portion of the general populace at large, not high risk locations like nursing homes
Outside nursing homes, Canada has 2,118 #COVID19 deaths. So, the per million count outside nursing homes is about 56/M

I prefer rates per 100K because it’s easier to wrap my head around. So that’s 5.6 deaths per 100K
Canadians aged 20-49 make up a little under half the population (15,103,546 people)

That age group has 75 #COVID19 deaths, which is a rate of about 0.5 per 100,000

I didn’t even include Canadians younger than 20 because it would skew the results to seem even safer
In 2018, out of every 100,000 Canadians aged 70-79, about 2,200 died (all causes)

Out of every 100,000 Canadians aged 70-79 today, about 57 have died from #COVID19
For Canadians aged 50-59 in 2018, 376 per 100,000 died

So far 4 per 100,000 have died of #COVID19
The 60-69 age group is interesting because they’re the tweeners between #COVID19 being relatively safe and dangerous.

In 2018, 896 of every 100,000 Canadians in this age group died from some cause or other

So far just 14 out of every 100,000 have died from Covid
The purpose of this thread is to demonstrate the relative risk of covid compared to life in general, especially when broken down by age.

Certain age groups are more likely to die from covid than from flu. But it’s still not especially dangerous in the grand scheme of things
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