Minding Your P’s & Q’s, Covid-19

Worst case? Let’s go 5x the current deaths. It’s possible: who knows?

Let’s get graphic . . . Below you’ll see a bunch of P’s. Each P equals 1 million people in the US, the hardest-hit country in the world per population. We have 331 million population right now. So here’s 331 P’s, do you want to count them? Well, there are 60 per line, with 31 in the last line.


Now, worst case 1 million dead eventually. Let’s use Q for that quantity: one Q per 1 million dead. Actually let’s use C for Covid. (The underlined link messed with the Q.)


Go ahead and count the C’s. All 1 of them. Look at the sea of P’s. Look at the lonely C.

Okay — that’s the massive die-off, worst case. That one C.

This pandemic was so deadly, we had to be locked-inside and wearing masks outside. We’ve been washing hands & shoes and have chosen to let the economy wither — so that our worst-case death toll hopefully wouldn’t happen. Worst case percentage of total population is 0.3% dead. Wow.

One Last Thing

For all this panic and suffering and Covid death, how come our population increased by 2 million people during the past year?

I’m not playing games with your head. I’m giving you hard, unembellished facts with a visual aid. Spend some time at worldometers.info and learn about what’s really deadly in our world right now. It’s depressing, but helps put things in perspective.




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Fred Ermlich

Fred Ermlich


Living in rural Panamá — non-extractive, non-capitalistic. Expat USA. Scientist, writer, researcher, teacher. STEM mentor +languages. Gargoylplex@protonmail.com