You could be excused for thinking our government officials and local news reporters are being willfully ignorant when speaking about COVID-19. Maybe they’re assuming you won’t do the math and their constant fear mongering will work, and for some, it certainly does, but here is the math worked out so you can decide for yourself whether we’re in a crisis.
Population of Erie County, PA
Number of COVID-19 deaths
Here’s the math:
Divide 15 by 270,000 = .00005
.00005 x 100 = .005 percent
Percentage of Erie County residents who have died from COVID-19
That is 5-thousandths of one percent.
Should you be worried? You decide. Just thought you might want to know.