On 25th February, 2020, I wrote an article listing the many US and world leaders over the age of 70, pointing out that there was a very high chance not all of them would survive that year (with or without the coof) and that this unsurprising outcome would likely give rise to baseless conspiracy allegations.
Here’s the list with their ages at that time:
Election contenders, declared and undeclared:
Donald Trump – 73. [Got coof, survived]
Bernie Sanders – 78 [No coof reported, survived chilly inauguration day by rugging up]
Joe Biden – 77 [Rumoured to be still alive, no coof reported as he hid in the basement all year to avoid it]
Michael Bloomberg – 78 [His towering presence is still with us]
Hillary Clinton – 72 [For our sins she yet walks among us]
The US Supreme Court:
Clarence Thomas – 71 [Lives]
Stephen Breyer – 81 [Lives]
Ruth Bader Ginsberg – 86 [Died of non-Covid causes]
Let us not forget:
Nancy Pelosi – 79 [still alive, seen here in recent photo]:
Meanwhile in the Rest Of The World:
Queen Elizabeth II – 93
Mahmoud Abbas – 84
Mahathir Mohamed – 94
Hassan Rouhani – 71
Rodrigo Duterte – 74
Aung Sang Suu Kyi – 74
Isaias Afwerki – 74
Oh no, I hope poor old Isaias stays safe.
There have been a few leadership changes since then but the individuals listed in the international section are all still kicking.
What are the chances of so few contracting Covid?
What are the chances of so few dying of any cause over the year?
What are the the chances of none at all dying from or with Covid?
Is there an actuary in the house? We need a mathematical explanation for this or some cynical-minded readers may wonder if this pandemic is such a big deal after all.
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