Good morning Facebook chums
Today we're talking sums.
This is the voice of the Mysterons. We know that you can hear us Earthmen. You continue your futile defence against us even though you must know you cannot succeed. In order to show you your ineffectiveness, we will deal you yet another crippling blow. We will destroy President "Trump" within the next twelve hours.
The French Revolution ended in 1799. Robert Weighton (the oldest known living man in the world) and Joan Eileen Hocquard, were both born on 29 March 1908. They were both born closer to the French Revolution than the Coronavirus.
It's estimated 40,000 people were killed or executed during the French revolution. That's about 1 in every 675 people.
Which pales into insignificance when you look at our history. It's reckoned that Henry VIII was responsible for in excess of 57,000 deaths from a population of less that 4,000,000. Even if the estimates are wildly out. That is still a shocking 1 in 7.
In 1945 the UK population was just under 48,000,000. The Second World War killed 500,000 UK military and civilian citizens that's about 1 in 96.
Interestingly about 500,000 people die in the UK each year anyway.
The worst estimate of deaths attributed to the Corona virus is 20,000. A huge number but with a present population of 67,440,000 that's about 1 in 3,400.
So the order of risk to your life expressed in percentage terms works out like this,
Being killed by the Mysterons. None
Being killed during the reign of Henry VIII 14%
Losing your life due to WW2 1.04%
Dying because your time is up 0.74%
Being killed during the French Revolution 0.15%
Dying of Corona virus 0.03%
Some people believe that the first person that will live until they're 200 has already been born.
In 200 years time will the coronavirus just be an historical footnote?