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Winding things up...down....whatever.

Hey Kids, I hope everyone is dealing with the corona virus without being an idiot, which from what I can see in the news, is way too much responsibility for some folks.

In any event, this will by definition be short. I started this back in...IDK 2016? Maybe; thats when president AssHat got elected and I recall writing about it then so...anyways. This place has grown alot, grown "organically" as we consultants used to claim back in the day, a euphemism for having lost all direction or control. It is in parts political rant (a form of therapy for me. Hey at least I am not out taking hostages, right?), part dementia advocacy and perhaps information resource for caregivers and patients, part documentary to give the average Joe a better idea of what Lewy Body Dementia is and is not. Because I needed it, its also part humor or satire and finally because it has been more useful than anything the doctor ordered, a cannabis grow site for the disabled. 

It is now approaching mid-2020…

Coronavirus by the Numbers. (Or, “Sure, there’s no difference in the Coronavirus and the seasonal flu”.

The latest Coronavirus numbers @noon today were 1,239,100 confirmed cases in the United States with 73,956 confirmed deaths.  If you do the math, 73,956/1,239,100*100%=5.9%. Meaning 5.9% of all confirmed cases have resulted in death. Now I realize this isn’t the best method for determining the virulence and mortality rate of this virus but it gives us a very good rough estimate. All these deaths occurred in ~9 weeks.

By comparison, the seasonal flu varies widely each year in the number of resultant deaths due to a variety of factors. The most recent multi year average I could find was for the years beginning in 1976 and ending in 2007 showing the average confirmed caseload of influenza in the US was 23,607 per year. The most for one year I could find was 45,000,000 confirmed cases with 61,000 deaths during the 2017-2018 flu season. By the math, 61,000/45,000,000*100%=.135%. .135% of all confirmed cases of influenza during the ‘17-‘18 flu season resulted in death. This was during appro…