Tuesday, September 29, 2020

COVID-19 vs. Seasonal Influenza - Which is the Bigger Killer?

In a recent posting, I took a brief look at how government data clearly shows the real story behind the COVID-19 pandemic.  In this posting, I will take a look at government data, in this case, from Canada, and compare deaths from seasonal influenza (2018 season) to deaths from COVID-19 by age range.  Given the penchant of the mainstream media andn its over exuberance to propagate fear, the real, unreported data may surprise you.

Here is a graph showing the number of deaths from seasonal influenza and pneumonia as reported by Statistics Canada which you can find at this link:

Here is a graph showing the number of deaths from COVID-19 current to September 24, 2020 as reported by on the Canadian government Public Health Infobase which you can find at this link:

Here is a graph showing the difference between the number of deaths due to seasonal influenza and pneumonia (2018) and COVID-19:

In total, to this point, 706 more people have died from COVID-19 than died during the 2018 influenza season and 636 of those deaths took place in people that were aged 70 and older, an indictment of the federal and provincial governments' treatment of its most vulnerable seniors rather than a reflection of the threat of the virus to human life.

So, to recap, we have to ask ourselves; was all of this worth the massive economic shutdown and the $350 billion plus addition to the national debt, an issue that will face generations into the distant future?  While each death, no matter what the cause, is a private tragedy, the overreaction by government since March 2020 begs the question; are we all part of some massive scheme to remake society particularly given that the number of COVID-19 deaths in Canada has done this:


  1. we don't know how many people would have died from covid 19 if there hadn't been a "massive economic shutdown' so such a comparison is irrelevant..

  2. Because Canada's response was reasonably competent as compared to the U.S. response? ~250 deaths per mil vs ~640 for the U.S.
    You are saying, 'Covid had a small impact on Canada's seasonal death rate, ergo the U.S. response was too extreme'
    I'm not advocating 'lock downs', the U.S. response was a clown car. I'm only saying that Covid was/is a real event. We should have followed what S.Korea / Japan did. There is surprisingly little interest about that.