The Coronavirus Pandemic thread III

Tail Gunner

Gold Member
Correlation is not causation. As a doctor, that's one of the first fallacies you learned in undergrad science courses. Why are you using it to shame the forum's opinions?
On possible non-COVID19 explanation for the increase in deaths is that seriously ill people are often too scared to visit a hospital. Moreover, telephone calls to suicide hotlines are up about 800%.
The global coronavirus pandemic killed more people than those inflicted with COVID-19, because those sick of other ailments were "so scared" they avoided healthcare and ultimately died without treatment, according to Dr. Mehmet Oz.

"For March, April and May we have 122,000 more deaths then typical [in the United States]," Dr. Oz told host John Catsimatidis on Sunday's "The Cats Roundtable" on WABC 770 AM, adding, "a lot of these deaths were not people who had COVID-19 necessarily, but they died because of the pandemic.

"There are secondary effects, changes in population behavior, when you lock down a country. And when people are so scared that they have an aversion to the healthcare system, then they won't go to the hospital when they're having chest pain. And, therefore, the heart attack that takes their life will be allowed to happen.

"They'll suffer from conditions that could've been treated in a timely fashion. But by the time we get to them, it's too late."