I recently read an interesting statement made by Piers Morgan, a popular British TV personality, who stated that anyone who doesn’t take the COVID vaccine shouldn’t receive medical care if they come down with the virus. READ: Piers Morgan: If you refuse COVID-19 vaccine and catch the virus, you should be denied state-funded health care and pay for it yourself
An interesting opinion, but where do we stop with that. Should we apply the same rules to car accidents?
Knowing full well that people can get killed if they travel in a vehicle, should governments refuse to pay for medical care if a person is injured while driving?
In Canada, recent stats revealed that 1,380 people under the age of 65 died of COVID in a 15-month period between January 2020 and April 2021.
But the reality is, if you are under the age of 65 in Canada, you have a greater chance of dying in a car accident than from the virus.
The latest stats that I could find provided by Transport Canada revealed that in 2018, 1,478 people under the age of 65 died in vehicle collisions.
Over a 12-month period, 97 more people in that age group died of car accidents in 2018, than died of COVID in a 15-month period in 2020-21.
I could not find any stats for 2020, and with the lockdowns, people were travelling less, and I suspect the number of car fatalities are probably down.
Nevertheless, in a typical year, people in that age group have a greater chance of dying from a car accident than of COVID.
Since health officials forced that age group into COVID lockdowns, shouldn’t they also be banning them from driving?
READ: Canadian Motor Vehicle Traffic Collision Statistics: 2018 AND More young Canadians died from ‘unintentional side effects’ of the pandemic, not COVID AND Provisional death counts and excess mortality, January 2020 to April 2021
Of course, governments around the world ran fast and loose with their COVID stats. Like a man dying from cancer in a hospice who was listed as a COVID death, because he also had the virus. And this was done, despite protests from the family.
People killed in motorcycle accidents and of alcohol poisoning (twice the lethal limit) were similarly listed as COVID deaths.
Many died with COVID, not from COVID.