The whole point of this is discussing what can happen besides death. Way to impressively miss the entire point
Apparently healthy people are threatened by Covid. Imagine if we followed those who thought this was merely a liberal hoax...Not really and I dont feel threatened at all even though Im older than Tatum.
20 year old males have a 0.004% mortality rate from Covid.
Of the 550,000 deaths* in US only 0.3% are under 30 years old.
Hoax isnt the right word, unscientific, panic driven over-reaction is more applicable.
584000 dead people.
Any way, yeah, it's scary as hell to hear he's been struggling this much. I'm young enough, but hard pass.
Over reaction is the perfect word concerning young healthy people.
For perspective, nba players they are about 10x more likely to be killed in a car accident. Yeah their may be other effects, but death is statistically almost zero.
There is so much incomplete and misleading information here:
1- Tatum is not 20 years old. Most data group people 20-29 years old.
2- In this age group, there are ~ 23 million maleshttps://www.statista.com/statistics/241488/population-of-the-us-by-sex-and-age/
3- In this group there have been ~1350 deathshttps://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/vsrr/covid_weekly/index.htm#SexAndAge
4- It means ~0,006% of this population is ALREADY dead.
5- Mortality rate is not an absolute value. It is related to a certain period of time.
6- So, one must consider that not everybody has had covid. Preventive measures were part of the reason the infection rate was lower than it could have been. Preventive measures, such as the use of mask or the ban of mass events, may also impact the severity of the desease.
7- Not everybody that had covid is immune to a new inffection covid.
8- And that we have no proof that previous infections provide mid and long term (say 5, 10, 20 years) protection against covid.
But what I'm more interested about, as a city planner, is your comparison of Covid to car crashes:
9 - Among the Western rich countries, the US has by far the worse levels of deaths in car accidents per 100000 people per year
10- Car crashes and related deaths are preventable. Pretty much no other population in OECD-member countries would accept to live in a place with that kind of car crash fatality
11 - I have no clues where your data about deaths in traffic comes from, but 0,012% of the American population is killed every year in car crashes.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_traffic-related_death_rate
12 - But the relation covid x car crashes is not tenfold.
13 - This data about car crashes is related to the whole population. Though the difference between young people and old people is not as high as in COVID, traffic fatality rate is also higher in older people. The "risk" of a 20-30 year old male american being killed in a car accident is probably actually lower than 0,012%.
And last, but not least:
14- There is much more about COVID than immediate deaths;
15- It makes absolutelly no sense to evaluate policies and actions related to COVID-19 from a 20-30 year old group point of view because this would be an individual-centered approach. What makes it a pandemic are social relations and the fact that the virus is transmitted from person to person.