The facts of life on this planet.

Graham Charles Lear
2 min readApr 15, 2020


Its that time of the day for a little good news

1,343,090 (96%) with COVID19
in Mild Condition, worldwide

51,516 (4%)
Serious or Critical, worldwide

51,516 (4%)
Serious or Critical, worldwide

Recovered: worldwide

We sometimes forget that there are nearly 8 billion of us living on this planet. Those numbers above pale into insignificance.

Especially when you realise that have been 3,750,798 Communicable disease deaths this year with 18,846Communicable disease deaths today

With 2,373,363 Deaths caused by cancer this year
With 11,978Deaths caused by cancer today

485,910 Deaths caused by HIV/AIDS this year

2,567Deaths caused by HIV/AIDS

3,232,799People who died of hunger this year

With 17,200People who have died of hunger today up the time of publishing

There have been 17,002,332 deaths this year natural or otherwise

With 90,942 deaths today

And this is a sobering thought, in the four months of this year there have been 2,196,625 deaths of children under 5 this year with 11,185Deaths of children under 5 today at the time of writing.

And if that was not enough to ponder how life is good to be shut up in our homes there have also been 140,566 seasonal flu deaths in the first four months of the year with 721Seasonal flu deaths today. Quick facts:
Every year an estimated 290,000 to 650,000 people die in the world due to complications from seasonal influenza (flu) viruses.
This figure corresponds to 795 to 1,781 deaths per day due to the seasonal flu.

See COVID19 is not the only cause of death in the world, its in fact because we are doing what we have been asked to do in the UK and in Europe one of the least killers.

So chin up your lives not to bad, is it?



Graham Charles Lear

What is life without a little controversy in it? Quite boring and sterile would be my answer.