COVID-19 Is a Trivial Cause of Disease and Death in Texas
-Steven Hotze M.D.
Contrary to all that the government health bureaucrats and fake news media have reported about COVID-19, it is not very contagious. As of June 25th, only 126,000 Texans, 0.4% of the population, had been presumed or confirmed to have been infected by COVID-19. That means 99.6% of Texans had not even been infected with COVID-19 or if they had, their symptoms were so minimal that they did not seek medical care. According to CDC data, upwards of 62 million people had been infected with the flu in America this flu season, October 1, 2019 – March 31, 2020.
Remember that 25% of patients who are infected with COVID-19 are completely asymptomatic. Only 2,250 Texans’ deaths have been attributed to COVID-19. Last year, 2019, 10,200 Texans died from the flu and pneumonia. We have never locked down businesses, schools or churches due to the flu or any other infectious disease. There has never been generalized mask wearing, social distancing or quarantining required for any infectious disease. Let’s put the 2,250 COVID-19 deaths in Texas in perspective. In 2019, approximately 180,000 Texans died of a multitude of diseases or accidents. Forty thousand (40,000) of these deaths occurred in nursing homes, another 20,000 died in hospice care.
The average age of those whose deaths have been attributed to COVID-19 is over 80 years of age, with over 50% residing in nursing homes. Nearly 99% of these deaths have occurred in individuals with pre-existing health conditions; congestive heart failure, emphysema, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes, kidney failure, among others.
For the above reasons, I consider the COVID-19 infection to be a trivial cause of disease and death in Texas. It is sheer lunacy to have destroyed the economy of Texas and of America over this manufactured, pseudo health crisis.