What They Don’t Say

Something I have repeated a number of times is that the most successful way to fool someone is not so much by what is said, but by what is not said. It is certainly one of Satan’s most effective methods. When he was tempting Jesus, he quoted scripture, the ultimate truth. However, Jesus quoted scripture back at him, the parts that Satan decided to leave out.

And so it is that, repeatedly, I hear the covid19 stats quoted over the TV and radio. They keep talking about how the infection rate is climbing. On some occasions they point out that the hospitals are getting crowded.

They like to leave out the part that the rate is partially increasing because of the large number of tests run daily. I say, partially, because, some of the increase is real. However, the increase is not as great as the numbers would indicate, not nearly. If you’ll recall, the City of New York was running out of beds. It is only recently that the city had to open the emergency hospital built by President Trump earlier.

I don’t know, but my best guess, for what it is worth is that the real increase is about 30-40% of the apparent increase. This can be guessed by the number of cases that result in hospitalizations.

There is, however, another far more important deception. In every instance that they report the deaths, it is the accumulative deaths. I have never heard anything about the daily deaths. Guess what? It is has been under 2000 a day for the last few weeks. There were several days that it was at or around 800.

Any number of deaths is bad, to be sure. There is no need to repeat the overused statement. However, in this case, it was a stat purposely left out to deceive you. Considering there are 230 million in the US, if my math is right, that is less than 5 people per million.

I don’t like reducing people to statistics, but it is the democrats that insist on it. Every day they shout them from the highest hilltop. The problem is that they don’t call the whole truth out. They like to keep part of it from us.

When I sat down to write this, the first thing I did was to look up the stats. It took me about 20 minutes to find our the daily deaths. It seems no one wants me, or anyone to know the little secret. It might not be hidden, but it isn’t well displayed either.

What does all this mean? Guess what? The doctors are figuring it out. They are finding meds that work. They are finding ways of fighting off the horrid virus.

Oh! One more thing! There is nothing in the stats that explains how many died of other ailments, or maybe even accidents. Such things have a tendency to skew the facts.

So next time a democrat tells you something, you just might want to ask yourself just what it is they are not telling you?