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Letter: What are the odds?

Editor, Gazette-Journal:Did you know? “As many as 80 percent of people with COVID-19 aren’t aware they have the virus.” (Healthline Media, Inc.).

Did you know that one in three people in the U.S. will get diabetes by 2050? (CDC). That is 30 percent of the overall population and, interestingly, 20 percent of those under 20 years old will get it, while 25 percent of those over 55 years of age will develop it.

Did you know that at least one in four of the people you know will develop a cancer? (CDC) This works out to 40 percent of men whose risk of death is above 21 percent, while women’s risk of succumbing to cancer is above 18 percent.

Finally, did you know that of the USA’s 330,000,000 total population, as of June 28, 2020, the total number of COVID cases were 2,504,175 (CDC). Interestingly, a whoppingly underwhelming total of 125,484 deaths were recorded?

If you talk to your smartphone as I am known to do from time to time, first ask that Chinese wonder to divide 1 by 100...

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