silverscreenselect wrote: ↑
Wed Sep 22, 2021 11:54 am
BackInTex wrote: ↑
Wed Sep 22, 2021 11:40 am
It was not meant to be comforting. It was just meant to put your statistic in perspective.
Here's something to put in perspective. Roughly 1% of the US population dies every year. That figure increased by 20% in 2020. More people died in the State of Alabama in 2020 than were born. That's the first time this has occurred in 100 years, including World War II.
Without comparing birth rates (for Alabama) you can't really make a determination on whether that is good or bad. And you still can't even if you know the birth rates.
What would be a good metric is comparing the % of deaths under and above the average life expectancy. See if you can find that. The following is only for explanatory purposes.
Average life expectancy 2019: 76
2019 deaths under 76 years of age: 25%
2019 deaths at or over 76 years of age: 75%
2020 deaths under 76 years of age: 23%
2020 deaths at or over 76 years of age: 77%
If there is a significant swing to the younger it would be a legitimate cause for concern. I'm not saying it is or isn't, I don't know. Maybe you or the Bobs can find it.
Another good one would be % of those under 76 who died....2019 compared to 2020. Gross numbers are good for headlines but not for analysis.
..what country can preserve it’s liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? let them take arms.
~~ Thomas Jefferson