The most recent was on Facebook a funny video talking about thousands and thousands of extra deaths due to driving during COVID and so joking that we should extend the lockdown...
funny...but...obviously distortion of the facts to folks who know...
but to others?
they might believe the numbers...
And there are folks trying to END the lockdown equating the two.
THAT is what has me reacting with facts instead of laughs!
When COVID deaths hovered around 30,000 some folks thought: wait, we have that many deaths in car crashes and WE DON'T LOCK DOWN DUE TO CAR CRASH DEATHS?!!!!
Add that to news that deaths by vehicle crashes are INCREASING during the LOCKDOWN!
A few Facts:
- A NSC report has reported increases in deaths by car crashes in March thru May:
- If motor vehicle deaths increased 36% IN A YEAR
- they would "Only" be ~36,000 + 36%(36,000) =
- 47,000 Fatalities IN A YEAR.
So false equivalency and bad joke. COVID is NO JOKE. Death by Motor Vehicle is NO JOKE.
NOTE: THESE ARE ANNUAL, MEANING PER YEAR, ABOVE CHART IS PER DAY!